Friday, October 24, 2008

Manip (You) Lation

"[Robert L. Park] sides with the forces of reason in a world of continuing and, he fears, increasing superstition. Chapter by chapter, he explains how people too easily mistake pseudoscience for science. He discusses parapsychology, homeopathy, and acupuncture; he questions the existence of souls, the foundations of intelligent design, and the power of prayer; he asks for evidence of reincarnation and astral projections; and he challenges the idea of heaven. Throughout, he demonstrates how people's blind faith, and their confidence in suspect phenomena and remedies, are manipulated for political ends."

The Book Blurb, describing this NewAge of everything from anti-vaccination and Barack Obama to quackery and Xenu, for the (apparently) excellent book, Superstition

Listen - if you must believe in something - believe in:

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