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Decoding Reality – Vlatko Vedral

  OUP ISBN 978-0-19-969574-4 Quantum physics will always baffle our intuitions, and pop science books trying to explain it will always be written, often by excitable physicists...

Deceit and Self-Deception: Fooling Yourself the Better to Fool Others – Robert Trivers

  Allen Lane, ISBN 978-0-713-99826-9 The title is enough to attract any skeptic, and the author’s name should be added bait for anyone familiar with advances...

The Fact of Evolution – Cameron M. Smith

Prometheus Books, ISBN 978-1-61614-441-8 It is the fact of denial that has provoked Smith to add yet another species to the teeming ecology of books...

Understanding Beliefs – Nils J. Nilsson

  MIT Press ISBN 10: 0262526433 This slim book is part of MIT's Essential Knowledge series. The term "knowledge", however, seems to pose some difficulties for the...

The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case Against Life After Death – Michael Martin and Keith Augustine

  Rowman & Littlefield ISBN: 9780810886773 This is a substantial compendium of papers - running to some 650 pages - examining the distinctly insubstantial thesis that we...

‘Pataphysics: A Useless Guide – Andrew Hugill

  MIT Press ISBN: 9780262527569 When a hopeful hypothesis bites the dust, when yet another self-contradiction is dragged into the light of logical analysis, when another friend...

Are Dolphins Really Smart? The mammal behind the myth – Justin Gregg

  OUP ISBN 978-0-19-968156-3 Skeptics' interest in marine biology may often not extend much beyond imaginary sea monsters, but dolphins are of course iconic beings for New...

Philosophy Bites – David Edmonds & Nigel Warburton

  OUP, ISBN 10: 0199576327 Although the number of angels that can stand on the head of a pin may not yet have been verified, we...

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