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Hoaxes, Myths, and Manias Thinking is an innate ability that most people take for granted But like writing well or speaking effectively before the public, thinking well is a skill that can be learned and improved with practice In this unique introduction to critical thinking, Robert Bartholomew and Benjamin Radford first lay out the principles of critical thinking and then invite readers to put these principles to the test by examining a series of unusual and challenging case studies Assembling a wide range of bizarre but actual incidents from many cultures and various time periods, they demonstrate how the tools of critical thinking can help to unravel alleged paranormal events and seemingly mysterious behavior.What factors led to the Martian panic of 1938 Why did many people conclude that an alien spaceship crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947 How do we explain the panic expressed by otherwise normal Southeast Asian men who came to believe that a contagious disease was causing their genitals to shrink, or the frenzied dance manias that captivated thousands of Europeans during the Middle Ages Bartholomew and Radford show that reality is very much a social construction, that cultural assumptions play a large part in our judgments about what is normal and what is deviant, and that the use of critical reasoning is our best means of ensuring an objective perspective. New Read Hoaxes, Myths, and Manias By Robert E. Bartholomew For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. This book exceeded my expectations The examples it provides as well as the explanations helps you gain a better understanding of how the mind works how everything around it affects it Cultural upbringings, the society in which you are raised, family settings, your own thoughts beliefs, what is or isn t deemed acceptable all play a huge role in the beliefs we take in, how we think about them how we react to them things around us It definitely helps you gain a better ins This book exceeded my expectations The exam...

  2. An excellent successor to the classic, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay Recommended reading for anyone interested in just how fallible human beings really are The present volume shows how much...

  3. The authors are pretty dismissive of any viewpoint but their own I believe critical thinking is very valuable, so I was expecting to agree with this book, but instead, I found myself turned off and skimming However, one chapter was interesting from a cultural anthropological point of view.

  4. Read by ACRL Member of the Week Sarah K Steiner Learnabout Sarah on the ACRL Insider blog.