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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark Paperback – February 25, 1997

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Imported from USA

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“A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a
manifesto for clear thought.”—Los Angeles Times

“Powerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful
writing.”—The Washington Post Book World

“Compelling.”—USA Today

“A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science
and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.”—The Sciences

“Passionate.”—San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle

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ious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a
manifesto for clear thought."

*Los Angeles Times

"POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing."

*The Washington Post Book World

How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don't understand the
difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and
distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to
the very well-being of our democratic institutions.

Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of
the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, di

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