The Skeptic's Dictionary

Author(s): Robert Todd Carroll


This title offers a wealth of evidence for doubters and disbelievers. 'Whether it's the latest shark cartilage scam, or some new 'repressed memory' idiocy that besets you, I suggest you carry a copy of this dictionary at all times, or at least have it within reach as first aid for psychic attacks. We need all the help we can get' - James Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, 'From alternative medicine, aliens, and psychics to the farthest shores of science and beyond, Robert Carroll presents a fascinating look at some of humanity's most strange and wonderful ideas. Refreshing and witty, both believers and unbelievers will find this compendium complete and captivating. Buy this book and feed your head' - Clifford Pickover, author of "The Stars of Heaven and Dreaming the Future".'A refreshing compendium of clear thinking, a welcome and potent antidote to the reams of books on the supernatural and pseudoscientific' - John Allen Paulos, author of "Innumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper". 'This book covers an amazing range of topics and can protect many people from being scammed' - Stephen Barrett, M.D.,


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"...Use this book as protection against attacks by New Agers, alternative therapists and others who have chosen to abandon reason..." (The Times, 25 October 2003) "...Carroll is always interested in why such beliefs occur and points generously t further literature..." (The Guardian, 18 October 2003) "...Anyone wanting an informed opinion with which to smack down an argumentative pal should start here..." (Dorset Echo, 25 October 2003)

ROBERT TODD CARROLL is the chairman of the philosophy department at Sacramento City College in California. He began publishing his skeptical writings on the Internet in 1994. His site, www, has developed an international following and receives more than 500,000 hits a month. Carroll is also the author of Becoming a Critical Thinker: A Guide for the New Millennium. He lives in Davis, California.

Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Entries A to Z. Bibliography. Picture Credits. Name Index. Subject Index.

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  • : 9780471272427
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : August 2003
  • : 235mm X 190mm X 25mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Robert Todd Carroll
  • : Paperback
  • : 001.9
  • : 456
  • : illustrations