By Guy P. Harrison
Perhaps you recognize an individual who swears through the reliability of psychics or who's in average touch with angels. or maybe you are looking for a pleasant method of dissuading anyone from losing funds on a homeopathy healing. otherwise you met an individual at a celebration who insisted the Holocaust by no means occurred or that nobody ever walked at the moon.
How do you discover a delicately persuasive method of guidance humans clear of unfounded ideals, bogus remedies, conspiracy theories, etc? Longtime skeptic man P. Harrison exhibits you the way during this down-to-earth, unique exploration of typically held remarkable claims.
A veteran journalist, Harrison has not just surveyed an enormous physique of literature, yet has additionally interviewed major scientists, explored "the such a lot haunted condo in America," hung out within the inviting waters of the Bermuda Triangle, or even talked to a "contrite Roswell alien."
Harrison isn't out just to debunk unfounded ideals. at any place attainable, he provides replacement clinical causes, which in general are much more interesting than the wildest hypothesis. for instance, tales approximately UFOs and alien abductions lack solid facts, yet technological know-how offers us lots of purposes to maintain exploring outer area for proof that lifestyles exists in other places within the titanic universe. The facts for Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster should be nonexistent, yet scientists are frequently researching new species, a few of that are really stranger than fiction.
Stressing the buzz of medical discovery and the valid mysteries and sweetness inherent in truth, Harrison invitations readers to proportion the thrill of rational pondering and the skeptical method of comparing our awesome international
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M. Mortal Minds: The Biology of Near-Death Experiences. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2005. Zimmer, Carl. Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain—and How It Changed the World. New York: Free Press, 2005. I know, as much as I know anything, that there are no psychic powers or spiritual realms. Anyone who performs psychic or divination tricks is lying, either to themselves or to their clients. —Tauriq Moosa, former psychic “Look into my eyes,” I say. “Pull back the curtain that hides your thoughts.
There was no screaming and no tears. I just lay there in the dirt, feeling nothing but extraordinary peace and calm. It was more than the absence of pain. I felt incredibly good. It seemed like I was detached from everything. I can't say that I felt like I left my body or hovered high above the scene, but I did experience a strange detached feeling. It wasn't quite flying, but it felt like I was floating and had lost contact with the ground. Weird, to say the least. Eventually my brain rebooted and I got back on my feet.
Reality doesn't care what you believe, what you do, for whom you vote. It just keeps on keeping it real. And since that's the case, isn't it better to see it for what it is? When you believe in something that's wrong, then other beliefs glom onto it, getting more complicated, getting harder and harder to balance and reconcile, like a pyramid built upside down. You build up more and more nonsense until the contradictions get so glaringly obvious, your only choice is to either completely ignore them, compartmentalizing your beliefs, or to let it all come crashing down.
50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True by Guy P. Harrison