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This fresh and exciting approach to science, skepticism, and critical thinking will enlighten and inspire listeners of all ages. With a mix of wit and wisdom, it challenges everyone to think like a scientist, embrace the skeptical life, and improve their critical thinking skills. Think shows you how to better navigate through the maze of biases and traps that are standard features of every human brain. These innate pitfalls threaten to trick us into seeing, hearing, thinking, remembering, and believing things that are not real or true. Guy Harrison's straightforward text will help you trim away the nonsense, deflect bad ideas, and keep both feet firmly planted in reality. With an upbeat and friendly tone, Harrison shows how it's in everyone's best interest to question everything. He brands skepticism as a constructive and optimistic attitude - a way of life that anyone can embrace. An antidote to nonsense and delusion, this accessible guide to critical thinking is the perfect audiobook for anyone seeking a jolt of inspiration.

©2013 Guy P. Harrison (P)2014 Tantor

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"Harrison's wonderfully written reality check offers the most valuable education you can get this side of grad school." (Dr. Seth Shostak)

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So good that I bought it twice...

Guy P. Harrison is one of my favourite authors. I found this gem several years ago, and it really opened my eyes to the magical thinking I was prone to. I've read nearly all of his books now. I was hooked after the first one I purchased! Not only does Guy know his stuff...he delivers it in a way that is interesting, entertaining, useful, and without arrogance. I also enjoy his openness to new ideas. He has a genuine desire to improve the lives of his readers, and gives them the tools they need to better navigate this sometimes crazy, and confusing, world. I have a copy of this on audio as well as paperback, so I can easily remind myself of his many valid points and ideas.

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  • Jean
  • 2014-06-18

How to be a skeptic

I was disappointed with this book. I was expecting a more advanced book. The information in the book is very basic. I learned this in a general science course in high school. Harrison claims that too many people accept information without examining it critically. He discusses alien abduction, miracles, Bigfoot, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience and fallacies and explains why we should ask questions and be skeptical. He does provide a few useful tools to analyze a claim but mostly he list things to be suspicious of. The book is short, entertaining easy read but provides no new information. The book primarily is about being a skeptic not about critical thinking. George Newbern did a good job narrating the book.

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  • MrH0012358
  • 2016-09-24

Simply beautiful and beautifully simple.

What I was expecting to be a dry analysis of a technical topic instead developed into a inspirational tale of beauty, magic and hope. Think about it.

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  • tony
  • 2015-07-13

Wonderful listen

Covered everything a critical thinking skeptic should know. Never got too complicated. Easy listen. I recommend it