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50 Popular Beliefs that People Think are True
« on: August 08, 2011, 01:06:16 PM »
From the author of "50 Reasons people give for believing in a god", Guy P. Harrison has a new book coming out in the Fall.

This should be good.


http://www.amazon.com/Popular-Beliefs-That-People-Think/dp/1616144955




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Re: 50 Popular Beliefs that People Think are True
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011, 05:54:19 PM »
hmmm from the cover seems like a lot of christian nonsense is covered. 
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Re: 50 Popular Beliefs that People Think are True
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2012, 07:27:14 PM »
I don't know how long this link will be good for, but a great interview with the author:

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/krcl/news.newsmain/article/1/0/1920514/RadioActive/RadioActive!.April.5.50.Beliefs.That.Are.Not.True
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Re: 50 Popular Beliefs that People Think are True
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 07:51:23 PM »
Someone has to oversee Santa's and Easter Bunny's off season training schedule? That's as valid as they get. :P
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Re: 50 Popular Beliefs that People Think are True
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2012, 08:29:17 PM »
just bought it yesterday for my teenagers.
Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion." -- Charlie Chaplin

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Re: 50 Popular Beliefs that People Think are True
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 12:30:31 AM »
I was hoping for a cure for irrational thought processes as well as the way to fix unfounded belief systems...

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Re: 50 Popular Beliefs that People Think are True
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012, 09:08:20 AM »
I was hoping for a cure for irrational thought processes as well as the way to fix unfounded belief systems...

The only cure for that is the adoption of critical thinking skills, and the cessation of religious childhood indoctrination.
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Re: 50 Popular Beliefs that People Think are True
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 06:58:15 PM »
Plain thinking might be something better for the pious to aim for, but emotional maturity also might help. If emotions rule your world critical thinking is right out the window...
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