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This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress – John Brockman

For this collection, Brockman was on the hunt for scientific ideas that ought to be retired.

Good Thinking – Guy P. Harrison

Prometheus Books ISBN-10: 1633880648 guypharrison.com Many books have been written about how to think, ranging from the technical to the superficial,...

Intuition: Its Powers and Perils – David G. Myers

  Yale University Press ISBN 0-300-09531-7 I had a good feeling about this book from the moment I read about it. Vast claims are routinely made for...

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...

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...

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...

What Makes Your Brain Happy: And Why You Should Do the Opposite – David DiSalvo

  Prometheus Books, ISBN 978-1-61614-483-8 Swimming against the toxic tide of baseless "self-help" books, DiSalvo offers us a "science-help" book, and a very generous offering it...

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