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Why You Should Question Everything
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Think more critically, learn to question everything, and don't let your own brain trip you up.

This fresh and exciting approach to science, skepticism, and critical thinking will enlighten and inspire readers 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 book for anyone seeking a jolt of inspiration.
Think more critically, learn to question everything, and don't let your own brain trip you up.

This fresh and exciting approach to science, skepticism, and critical thinking will enlighten and inspire readers 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 book for anyone seeking a jolt of inspiration.
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  • GUY P. HARRISON (San Diego, CA) is an award-winning journalist and the author of 50 Simple Questions for Every Christian, 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True, 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God, and Race and Reality: What Everyone Should Know about Our Biological Diversity. Find him on online at www.guypharrison.com, www.facebook.com/guypharrisonauthor, and on Twitter @Harrisonauthor.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    August 19, 2013
    Harrison (50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True) is a confirmed skeptic, and he wants everyone to join him. He laments that too many of us accept information without examining it critically, and quoting Carl Sagan, he reminds readers that “extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence.” Therefore, if one sees Bigfoot, it’s important to get a DNA sample along with photos. Harrison states that each person needs to question his or her own perceptions, as well as those of others. His section on panaceas is very useful, as he explains the meaning of terms such as “natural,” explaining why these must be deeply examined. In his comments on specific beliefs, such as alien abductions and miracles, Harrison shows some exasperation but provides useful tools for skeptics. On reading the chapter on the care of the brain, this reader wanted more proof of his assertions—which may be a sign of the efficacy of Harrison’s general arguments. Each chapter ends with a reading list, a potential source for further answers. Harrison demonstrates the need for critical analysis in a world of conflicting stories and glib “facts.”

  • Library Journal

    November 1, 2013

    Popular science writer Harrison (50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True; 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God; 50 Simple Questions for Every Christian) provides a lively discussion of ways to improve critical thinking, analyze situations like a scientist, learn to question everything, and understand how the brain works. His approach to becoming a skeptic is solid and always positive, maintaining a clear distinction between an irrational belief and the person who holds the belief. Harrison's upbeat style nicely conveys some of the latest scientific research on how the mind functions. The author unravels unusual claims and weird beliefs, explains how to replace emotionally supportive unsound thinking with rational skepticism, and describes how to continue cultivating a healthy brain-body system. Harrison's inviting style serves the interests of skeptics and scientists who face the onslaught of nonsense, delusion, ignorance, stupidity, and bias that dominates today's muddled culture. This latest work will appeal to fans of Skeptic magazine and Charles MacKay's Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Michael Shermer's Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time, and Lynne Kelly's The Skeptic's Guide to the Paranormal. VERDICT Highly recommended for all libraries.--Dale Farris, Groves, TX

    Copyright 2013 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Skeptical Inquirer

    "Terrific, useful, well-written, and just plain entertaining. ...Think is a book that should be on every skeptic's bookshelf, and, more importantly, the bookshelf of anyone who is not yet convinced that science is the best way to know."

  • Library Journal "Harrison's upbeat style nicely conveys some of the latest scientific research on how the mind functions... [His] inviting style serves the interests of skeptics and scientists who face the onslaught of nonsense, delusion, ignorance, stupidity, and bias that dominates today's muddled culture... Highly recommended."
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