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Flim-Flam!: Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions
Flim-Flam!: Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions
by James Randi
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James Randi is internationally known as a magician and escape artist. But for the past thirty-five years of his professional life, he has also been active as an investigator of the paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims that have impressed the... (read more)

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Debunk It!: How to Stay Sane in a World of Misinformation
Debunk It!: How to Stay Sane in a World of Misinformation
by John Grant
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We live in an era of misinformation, much of it spread by authority figures, including politicians, religious leaders, broadcasters, and, of course, apps and websites. With so much bogus information coming from so many sources, how can anyone be expected... (read more)

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Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time
Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time
by Michael Shermer
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Revised and Expanded Edition. In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, many people still believe in mind reading, past-life regression theory, New Age hokum, and alien abduction. A no-holds-barred assault on popular superstitions and prejudices,... (read more)

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Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (Popular Science)
Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (Popular Science)
by Martin Gardner
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This fair and witty appraisal examines some of the crazes and quackeries that have masqueraded as science. Discussions include hollow earth theories; Charles Fort and the Fortean Society; Wilhelm Reich and orgone sex energy; dianetics;... (read more)

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Wings of Illusion: The Origin, Nature, and Future of Paranormal Belief
Wings of Illusion: The Origin, Nature, and Future of Paranormal Belief
by John F Schumaker
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The Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved
The Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved
by Larry Kusche
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Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery
Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery
by Martin Gardner
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Gardner's skill and insight reveal how modern cults arise and the extent to which believers develop a mind-set that becomes impossible to alter regardless of how strong the evidence is against those beliefs.<P>In addition to discussing the beliefs... (read more)

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Pseudoscience/Paranormal 2nd Edition
Pseudoscience/Paranormal 2nd Edition
by Terence Hines
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-483) and index.... (read more)

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The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal
The Transcendental Temptation: A Critique of Religion and the Paranormal
by Paul Kurtz
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A landmark work. Mandatory reading for anyone who wants to learn to be a good skeptic. In this widely acclaimed and highly controversial book, Paul Kurtz examines the reasons why people accept supernatural and paranormal belief systems in spite of... (read more)

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New Age: Notes of a Fringe-Watcher
New Age: Notes of a Fringe-Watcher
by Martin Gardner
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Not since his Science: Good, Bad and Bogus has there been such a bountiful offering of the delightful combination of drollery and horse sense that has made Martin Gardner the undisputed dean of the critics of pseudoscience. In The... (read more)

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Apocalypse Not: Everything You Know about 2012, Nostradamus and the Rapture Is Wrong
Apocalypse Not: Everything You Know about 2012, Nostradamus and the Rapture Is Wrong
by John Greer
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Three Thousand Years of End of Times (That Never Happened) New Agers count off the days until the Mayan calendar ends in 2012. Evangelical Christians look for the Antichrist and long for the Rapture. Extropians dream of the Singularity, when super... (read more)

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Did Adam and Eve Have Navels?: Discourses on Reflexology, Numerology, Urine Therapy, and Other Dubious Subjects
Did Adam and Eve Have Navels?: Discourses on Reflexology, Numerology, Urine Therapy, and Other Dubious Subjects
by Martin Gardner
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"Former Scientific American columnist Gardner (The Annotated Alice, etc.) has also long been a columnist for another journal – Skeptical Inquirer – and some 28 of his far-ranging pieces are loosely tied together in this new collection... (read more)

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On the Wild Side: The Big Bang, ESP, the Beast 666, Levitation, Rainmaking, Trance-Channeling, Seances and Ghosts, and More...
On the Wild Side: The Big Bang, ESP, the Beast 666, Levitation, Rainmaking, Trance-Channeling, Seances and Ghosts, and More...
by Martin Gardner
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Written in the same vein as the successful The New... (read more)

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Debunked!: Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends, and Evil Plots of the 21st Century
Debunked!: Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends, and Evil Plots of the 21st Century
by Richard Roeper
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You know what's really going on, don't you? Flight 93 secretly landed in Cleveland, where the passengers were whisked off to a NASA facility. Nostradamus predicted JFK Jr.'s plane crash, which was engineered by the One World Government. Online poker... (read more)

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Doomsday Prophecies
Doomsday Prophecies
by James R Lewis
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From the time of the earliest tribal religions, high priests, self-proclaimed prophets, and purveyors of doom have been predicting the end of time. This encyclopedic survey of endtime predictions looks at the history of these prophets and the religious... (read more)

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Weird Science an Expert Explains Ghosts
Weird Science an Expert Explains Ghosts
by Michael White
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In days of yore, humans believed that lightning bolts were evidence of the gods' wrath; today, of course, we know they are actually a discharge of atmospheric electricity.Might there also be reasonable, rational, scientifically based explanations for... (read more)

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Encounters with the Paranormal: Science, Knowledge, and Belief
Encounters with the Paranormal: Science, Knowledge, and Belief
by Kendrick Frazier
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Do polygraph tests really detect lies? Can memories be implanted? What is the relationship between science and belief? Experts in the fields of biology, psychology, philosophy, social science, and forensic science bring their perspectives to... (read more)

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The Faith Healers
The Faith Healers
by James Randi
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Impossible Realities: The Science Behind Energy Healing, Telepathy, Reincarnation, Precognition, and Other Black Swan Phenomena
Impossible Realities: The Science Behind Energy Healing, Telepathy, Reincarnation, Precognition, and Other Black Swan Phenomena
by Maureen Caudill
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Impossible Realities is one of the first books to examine the science behind psychic and paranormal activity. A former Defense Department expert on artificial intelligence, Maureen Caudill provides evidence for a wide range of paranormal phenomena... (read more)

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How Not to Test a Psychic: Ten Years of Remarkable Experiments with Renowned Clairvoyant Pavel Stepanek
How Not to Test a Psychic: Ten Years of Remarkable Experiments with Renowned Clairvoyant Pavel Stepanek
by Martin Gardner
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Parapsychology texts contain many references to Czechoslovakian clairvoyant Pavel Stepanek. Stepanek's tested "ESP" success rate of over 60% caused the 1970 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records to proclaim him "the best clairvoyant ever tested."... (read more)

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