Think: Why You Should Question Everything
By now skeptics such as Christopher Hitchens, Michael Shermer, Richard Dawkins and Stephen Jay Gould have thoroughly covered the case for using rational thought and analysis instead of relying on mythic tales and archaic literature. It is astonishing that forty-five per cent or 144,400,458 United States citizens believe that the earth is less than ten thousand years old despite geologic evidence to the contrary. Thirteen per cent of the country believes that the United States president, Barak Obama is the antichrist. Who can explain the number of first world citizens who cling to strange beliefs? So, in spite of the number of books advocating skepticism, there is always room for one more. This book details a myriad of strange beliefs and how one would end up with such confused thought. The subtitle of this book is “Why You Should Question Everything”. The chapter headings such as “Standing Tall on a Fantasy-prone Planet”, and “Pay a Visit to the Strange Thing /That Lives Inside Your Head” liven things up.
On his website, the author cautions “sloppy thinking is contagious and can be deadly.” While Think doesn’t totally inoculate one from the weird thinking disease, it is enjoyable reading.
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