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This accessible and introductory guide to critical thinking will help you  think like a scientist, learn to question everything, and understand how your own brain can trip you up.


This fresh and exciting approach to science, skepticism, and critical thinking will enlighten and inspire readers of all ages. With a mix of wit and wisdom, it challenges everyone to think like a scientist, embrace the skeptical life, and improve their critical thinking skills.

Think shows you how to better navigate through the maze of biases and traps that are standard features of every human brain. These innate pitfalls threaten to trick us into seeing, hearing, thinking, remembering, and believing things that are not real or true. Guy Harrison's straightforward text will help you trim away the nonsense, deflect bad ideas, and keep both feet firmly planted in reality. 

With an upbeat and friendly tone, Harrison shows how it's in everyone's best interest to question everything. He brands skepticism as a constructive and optimistic attitude--a way of life that anyone can embrace. An antidote to nonsense and delusion, this accessible guide to critical thinking is the perfect book for anyone seeking a jolt of inspiration.

About the Author

GUY P. HARRISON (San Diego, CA) is an award-winning journalist and the author of 50 Simple Questions for Every Christian50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God, and Race and Reality: What Everyone Should Know about Our Biological Diversity. Find him on online at www.guypharrison.com, www.facebook.com/guypharrisonauthor, and on Twitter @Harrisonauthor.

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DANE, March 2, 2014 (view all comments by DANE)
Another excellent book from Guy P. Harrison! If a copy were on every bookshelf in the country and if that copy were re-read once a year, I think we might be living in a much better world. Harrison explains exactly what skepticism is i.e. NOT cynicism, NOT closed-mindedness and why it's so incredibly crucial. In a time when the news comes in 10-second sound-bites, alternative medicines materialize on an almost daily basis and psychics/ghosts/bigfoot are treated seriously on television, it seems we need now more than ever to evaluate claims with a critical mind. He explains why we tend to believe fantastic claims and then lays out and debunks over 20 examples. "Weak skepticism is perhaps the greatest unrecognized global crisis of all. Every day, people waste time, throw away money, suffer, and even die because they failed to think like a scientist." This may sound dramatic but if you really think about it, he's right! Imagine if all that time, money and effort were redirected to reality!!
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Harrison, Guy P
Prometheus Books
Harrison, Guy P.
Philosophy & Aspects
critical thinking;science
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8.97 x 6 x 0.5 in 0.72 lb

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Cognitive Science
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Humanities » Philosophy » Logic
Reference » Science Reference » Philosophy of Science
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Logic and Philosophy

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