The Demon Haunted World

The Demon Haunted World
Author : Carl Sagan
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2011-07-06
ISBN 10 : 9780307801043
ISBN 13 : 0307801047
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Demon Haunted World Book Description:

A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace “A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.”—Los Angeles Times How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms. Praise for The Demon-Haunted World “Powerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.”—The Washington Post Book World “Compelling.”—USA Today “A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.”—The Sciences “Passionate.”—San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle

NAGPRA Science and the Demon haunted World

NAGPRA  Science  and the Demon haunted World
Author : Geoffrey A. Clark
Publisher :
Total Pages : 5
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : OCLC:48058859
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NAGPRA Science and the Demon haunted World Book Description:

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) has ramifications that extend far beyond how archaeology is conducted in the United States. It throws into sharp relief the conlict betrween science-like views of the world, and those of the various anti- and pseudo-science constitutencies arrayed against them.

A Demon Haunted Land

A Demon Haunted Land
Author : Monica Black
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2020-11-17
ISBN 10 : 9781250225665
ISBN 13 : 1250225663
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Demon Haunted Land Book Description:

A revelatory counterhistory of postwar Germany, not as a reborn democracy but as a nation convulsed by apocalyptic visions, witchcraft trials, and supernatural obsessions In the aftermath of World War II, a succession of mass supernatural events swept through war-torn Germany. A messianic faith healer rose to extraordinary fame, prayer groups performed exorcisms, and enormous crowds traveled to witness apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Most strikingly, scores of people accused their neighbors of witchcraft, and found themselves in turn hauled into court on charges of defamation, assault, and even murder. What linked these events, in the wake of an annihilationist war and the Holocaust, was a widespread preoccupation with evil. While many histories emphasize Germany’s rapid transition from genocidal dictatorship to liberal democracy, A Demon-Haunted Land places in full view the toxic mistrust, profound bitterness, and spiritual malaise that unfolded alongside the economic miracle. Drawing on previously unpublished archival materials, acclaimed historian Monica Black argues that the surge of supernatural obsessions stemmed from the unspoken guilt and shame of a nation remarkably silent about what was euphemistically called “the most recent past.” This shadow history irrevocably changes our view of postwar Germany, revealing the country’s fraught emotional life, deep moral disquiet, and the cost of trying to bury a horrific legacy.

Demon Haunted

Demon Haunted
Author : John Zaffis
Publisher : Visionary Living, Inc.
Total Pages :
Release : 2016-08-25
ISBN 10 : 9781942157076
ISBN 13 : 194215707X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Demon Haunted Book Description:

Leading paranormal experts John Zaffis and Rosemary Ellen Guiley plumb the depths of bizarre phenomena involving demonic spirits, the restless dead, demon boxes, dybbukim, Djinn, 9/11 World Trade Center disaster relics, and more. They explore haunted homes and landscapes teeming with spirits and entities who pester and terrorize both people and animals, and defiantly refuse to let go. In addition, the authors discuss exclusive, never-before-told stories deeply personal to John Zaffis about urgent messages he has received from his famous demonologist uncle, Ed Warren, who is on the Other Side. What is Ed saying about John, his work—and perhaps even the future of demonology? John and Rosemary take a unique look inside the world of phenomena that is sometimes downright frightening. Their views bring light on the dark, which opens the mind up to other possibilities in this universe of hauntings. I’ve looked up to John Zaffis for years and have learned new theories and tactics through his research. Let your mind wander in Demon Haunted and be a part of the experience to other happenings. --Nick Groff, star of Paranormal Lockdown John Zaffis and Rosemary Ellen Guiley are both vast treasure troves of knowledge on the subject of the paranormal. Together, their expertise and experience combine to deliver a book that informs, enlightens and in some instances, terrifies. You have been forewarned... --Brian J. Cano, star of Haunted Collector

The Varieties of Scientific Experience

The Varieties of Scientific Experience
Author : Carl Sagan
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 284
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : 1594201072
ISBN 13 : 9781594201073
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Varieties of Scientific Experience Book Description:

Sagan sets down his detailed thoughts on the relationship between religion and science and describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos. In 1985, Sagan was invited to give the famous Gifford Lectures i

Bedeviled

Bedeviled
Author : Jimena Canales
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2020-11-10
ISBN 10 : 9780691175324
ISBN 13 : 0691175322
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bedeviled Book Description:

How scientists through the ages have conducted thought experiments using imaginary entities—demons—to test the laws of nature and push the frontiers of what is possible Science may be known for banishing the demons of superstition from the modern world. Yet just as the demon-haunted world was being exorcized by the enlightening power of reason, a new kind of demon mischievously materialized in the scientific imagination itself. Scientists began to employ hypothetical beings to perform certain roles in thought experiments—experiments that can only be done in the imagination—and these impish assistants helped scientists achieve major breakthroughs that pushed forward the frontiers of science and technology. Spanning four centuries of discovery—from René Descartes, whose demon could hijack sensorial reality, to James Clerk Maxwell, whose molecular-sized demon deftly broke the second law of thermodynamics, to Darwin, Einstein, Feynman, and beyond—Jimena Canales tells a shadow history of science and the demons that bedevil it. She reveals how the greatest scientific thinkers used demons to explore problems, test the limits of what is possible, and better understand nature. Their imaginary familiars helped unlock the secrets of entropy, heredity, relativity, quantum mechanics, and other scientific wonders—and continue to inspire breakthroughs in the realms of computer science, artificial intelligence, and economics today. The world may no longer be haunted as it once was, but the demons of the scientific imagination are alive and well, continuing to play a vital role in scientists' efforts to explore the unknown and make the impossible real.

Humanistic Judaism

Humanistic Judaism
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1997
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105021771956
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanistic Judaism Book Description:

Forschungsfreiheit und ihre ethischen Grenzen

Forschungsfreiheit und ihre ethischen Grenzen
Author : Joachim Jungius-Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften. Tagung
Publisher :
Total Pages : 129
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105112321893
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forschungsfreiheit und ihre ethischen Grenzen Book Description:

Westminster Commentaries

Westminster Commentaries
Author : Walter Lock
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1936
ISBN 10 : UCAL:B5421419
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Westminster Commentaries Book Description: