52 in 1: The Demon-Haunted World

The difference between science and pseudo-science is preeeeeetty important.

The difference between science and pseudo-science is preeeeeetty important.

For week 40 I read The Demon-Haunted World: Science As A Candle In The Dark, by Carl Sagan. I gave this book five out of five stars, and I think everyone who hasn’t read it, should give it a go. This is a great book for people who are interested in science, but perhaps haven’t had a very good background in the subject. Sagan does an excellent job of pointing out the differences between pseudo-science and actual science, why it’s so important to stress scientific mindsets and interest in our kids (and ourselves, of course), and a number of other related points. I highly recommend picking this up and giving it a read-through. The writing is easy to understand (I was worried it would be overly technical) and conversational, which keeps it interesting throughout. Two thumbs up.

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