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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark Paperback – 25 Feb 1997

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“A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.”Los Angeles Times
 
“Powerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.”The Washington Post Book World

“Compelling.”USA Today

“A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.”The Sciences

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ious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought."

*Los Angeles Times



"POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing."

*The Washington Post Book World



How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don't understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.



Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, di

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: RHUS; Reprint edition (25 February 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345409469
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345409461
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 2.1 x 20.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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