Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-293) and index.
Table of Contents
I. Science and skepticism. I am therefore I think : a skeptic's manifesto -- The most precious thing we have : the difference between science and pseudoscience -- How thinking goes wrong : twenty-five fallacies that lead us to believe weird things. II. Pseudoscience and superstition. Deviations : the normal, the paranormal, and Edgar Cayce -- Through the invisible : near-death experiences and the quest for immortality -- Abducted! : encounters with aliens -- Epidemics of accusations : medieval and modern witch crazes -- The unlikeliest cult : Ayn Rand, objectivism, and the cult of personality. III. Evolution and creationism. In the beginning : an evening with Duane T. Gish -- Confronting creationists : twenty-five creationist arguments, twenty-five evolutionist answers -- Science defended, science defined : evolutionism and creationism at the Supreme Court.