Pseudoscience And Extraordinary Claims Of The Paranormal: A Critical Thinker's Toolkit

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ISBN : 1405181222

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Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal: A Critical Thinker's Toolkit provides readers with a variety of "reality-checking" tools to analyze extraordinary claims and to determine their validity.
  • Integrates simple yet powerful evaluative tools used by both paranormal believers and skeptics alike
  • Introduces innovations such as a continuum for ranking paranormal claims and evaluating their implications
  • Includes an innovative "Critical Thinker’s Toolkit," a systematic approach for performing reality checks on paranormal claims related to astrology, psychics, spiritualism, parapsychology, dream telepathy, mind-over-matter, prayer, life after death, creationism, and more
  • Explores the five alternative hypotheses to consider when confronting a paranormal claim
  • Reality Check boxes, integrated into the text, invite students to engage in further discussion and examination of claims
  • Written in a lively, engaging style for students and general readers alike

Ancillaries: Testbank and PowerPoint slides available at

Author : Jonathan C. Smith
ISBN : 1405181222
Language : English
No of Pages : 430
Edition : 1
Publication Date : 9/15/2009
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 9x5.9x0.9
Book weight : 0.01

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