Why People Believe Weird Things

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In this 1997 book, skeptic and author Michael Shermer look at alien abduction, Creationism, psychics, recovered memories, Holocaust denial, and more.

What makes this book stand out?

The author explores why even well-educated people can hold beliefs that seem utterly baffling to others.

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This is a book that deserves to be widely read. Skeptics and critical thinkers can learn a lot from it as it covers a wide range of areas in a wide range of manners.

Don't read it for

The book criticizes moral absolutism which is claimed to be restricting free thinking.

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