The Demon-haunted World: Science As A Candle In The Dark

byCarl SaganRead byCary Elwes, Seth MacFarlane

May 30, 2017|
The Demon-haunted World: Science As A Candle In The Dark by Carl Sagan
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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, disturbingly, in today''s so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms.

Introductory music from the original score for COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey composed by Alan Silvestri, used with permission from Cosmos Studios, Inc. and Chappers Music. All rights reserved. Special thanks to Fuzzy Planets, Inc.

Carl Sagan (1934-1996) was the Director of Cornell University’s Laboratory for Planetary Studies. He played a leading role in the American space program and was an adviser to NASA since its inception. He briefed the Apollo astronauts before their flights to the Moon, and was an experimenter on the Mariner, Viking, Voyager, and G...
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Title:The Demon-haunted World: Science As A Candle In The Dark
Format:Audio Book (CD)
Product dimensions:5.5 X 6.5 X 1.13 in
Shipping dimensions:5.5 X 6.5 X 1.13 in
Published:May 30, 2017
Publisher:Brilliance Audio
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781531888206

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