The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

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 How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don?t understand the differ...

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Title:The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
Author:Carl Sagan
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Genres:Science
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:457 pages pages

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  • David
    May 03, 2014

    I sit before my computer, typing out a review of what is my favorite book. I?m daunted by the magnitude of this task, having just finished the book for the fourth or maybe fifth time. I wish I could remember when I bought this book, likely close to a decade ago, but I?m sure that I...

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    Always insightful, it seems that Sagan just wanted to watch the world learn. I should've read this at 14. Honestly, this should probably be required high school reading for everyone. It illustrates clearly the many and varied personal and societal benefits gained from applying the meth...

    I miss Carl Sagan. Ever since I was a kid, Carl Sagan has been the face of science for me. I would watch Cosmos and feel a sense of amazement that the universe was as wonderful as it was. He'd be there in his turtleneck and his blazer, smiling as though he'd just heard the coolest s...

    This is a marvelous book about the consequences of a population being scientifically illiterate. There are numerous consequences, all of them bad. Most notably, the growth of superstitious beliefs can lead to terrifying witch hunts that grow and grow, leaving a broad trail of torture, ...

  • Trevor
    Dec 08, 2007

    I sit before my computer, typing out a review of what is my favorite book. I?m daunted by the magnitude of this task, having just finished the book for the fourth or maybe fifth time. I wish I could remember when I bought this book, likely close to a decade ago, but I?m sure that I...

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    Always insightful, it seems that Sagan just wanted to watch the world learn. I should've read this at 14. Honestly, this should probably be required high school reading for everyone. It illustrates clearly the many and varied personal and societal benefits gained from applying the meth...

    I miss Carl Sagan. Ever since I was a kid, Carl Sagan has been the face of science for me. I would watch Cosmos and feel a sense of amazement that the universe was as wonderful as it was. He'd be there in his turtleneck and his blazer, smiling as though he'd just heard the coolest s...

    This is a marvelous book about the consequences of a population being scientifically illiterate. There are numerous consequences, all of them bad. Most notably, the growth of superstitious beliefs can lead to terrifying witch hunts that grow and grow, leaving a broad trail of torture, ...

    Hey, so, guess what? People who read the Weekly World News are stupid, but scientists are awesome! Did you know that? I just put this book down, 175 pages in. It's not that I disagree with the thesis, because I actually don't at all. Sagan uses the widespread belief in alien abducti...

    Sagan has been a hero of mine since I saw Cosmos years and years ago. Now that was one of the truly great science documentaries and one that, on the subject of physics, has rarely been bettered. This is a supurb book. Many people say things like, "I've no idea how people without a b...

  • Sebastien
    Jan 24, 2017

    I sit before my computer, typing out a review of what is my favorite book. I?m daunted by the magnitude of this task, having just finished the book for the fourth or maybe fifth time. I wish I could remember when I bought this book, likely close to a decade ago, but I?m sure that I...

    ???????? ???? ??? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?????? ???????? ??????? ** "?????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ?? ???? ?? ??????? ?????....

    Always insightful, it seems that Sagan just wanted to watch the world learn. I should've read this at 14. Honestly, this should probably be required high school reading for everyone. It illustrates clearly the many and varied personal and societal benefits gained from applying the meth...

    I miss Carl Sagan. Ever since I was a kid, Carl Sagan has been the face of science for me. I would watch Cosmos and feel a sense of amazement that the universe was as wonderful as it was. He'd be there in his turtleneck and his blazer, smiling as though he'd just heard the coolest s...

    This is a marvelous book about the consequences of a population being scientifically illiterate. There are numerous consequences, all of them bad. Most notably, the growth of superstitious beliefs can lead to terrifying witch hunts that grow and grow, leaving a broad trail of torture, ...

    Hey, so, guess what? People who read the Weekly World News are stupid, but scientists are awesome! Did you know that? I just put this book down, 175 pages in. It's not that I disagree with the thesis, because I actually don't at all. Sagan uses the widespread belief in alien abducti...

    Sagan has been a hero of mine since I saw Cosmos years and years ago. Now that was one of the truly great science documentaries and one that, on the subject of physics, has rarely been bettered. This is a supurb book. Many people say things like, "I've no idea how people without a b...

    Full disclosure here, I did not finish this book; I made the decision to stop reading it after around 100 pages. I kept expecting the science to start at any page, but I got tired of reading accusations that the Weekly World News and Beavis and Butt-Head are sources of ignorance and mi...

    If Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion is a nuclear bomb in the atheist arsenal, Carl Sagan's The Demon-haunted World is an anti-personnel mine. Where Dawkins goes for maximum destruction, piling the misery and mockery on those he's battling, Sagan doesn't even acknowledge his enemy. ...

    Wow. Just wow. This is one of the great paeans to science, logic, and critical thinking buttressed by philosophy and deep moral sensibility. This is the first book of Sagan's I've read, I was so impressed, wonderfully written, very accessible and easy to read. He is a scientist by trai...

  • Dan
    Jan 26, 2008

    I sit before my computer, typing out a review of what is my favorite book. I?m daunted by the magnitude of this task, having just finished the book for the fourth or maybe fifth time. I wish I could remember when I bought this book, likely close to a decade ago, but I?m sure that I...

  • Chris
    Sep 19, 2008

    I sit before my computer, typing out a review of what is my favorite book. I?m daunted by the magnitude of this task, having just finished the book for the fourth or maybe fifth time. I wish I could remember when I bought this book, likely close to a decade ago, but I?m sure that I...

    ???????? ???? ??? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?????? ???????? ??????? ** "?????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ?? ???? ?? ??????? ?????....

    Always insightful, it seems that Sagan just wanted to watch the world learn. I should've read this at 14. Honestly, this should probably be required high school reading for everyone. It illustrates clearly the many and varied personal and societal benefits gained from applying the meth...

    I miss Carl Sagan. Ever since I was a kid, Carl Sagan has been the face of science for me. I would watch Cosmos and feel a sense of amazement that the universe was as wonderful as it was. He'd be there in his turtleneck and his blazer, smiling as though he'd just heard the coolest s...

  • Brad
    Nov 02, 2011

    I sit before my computer, typing out a review of what is my favorite book. I?m daunted by the magnitude of this task, having just finished the book for the fourth or maybe fifth time. I wish I could remember when I bought this book, likely close to a decade ago, but I?m sure that I...

    ???????? ???? ??? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?????? ???????? ??????? ** "?????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ?? ???? ?? ??????? ?????....

    Always insightful, it seems that Sagan just wanted to watch the world learn. I should've read this at 14. Honestly, this should probably be required high school reading for everyone. It illustrates clearly the many and varied personal and societal benefits gained from applying the meth...

    I miss Carl Sagan. Ever since I was a kid, Carl Sagan has been the face of science for me. I would watch Cosmos and feel a sense of amazement that the universe was as wonderful as it was. He'd be there in his turtleneck and his blazer, smiling as though he'd just heard the coolest s...

    This is a marvelous book about the consequences of a population being scientifically illiterate. There are numerous consequences, all of them bad. Most notably, the growth of superstitious beliefs can lead to terrifying witch hunts that grow and grow, leaving a broad trail of torture, ...

    Hey, so, guess what? People who read the Weekly World News are stupid, but scientists are awesome! Did you know that? I just put this book down, 175 pages in. It's not that I disagree with the thesis, because I actually don't at all. Sagan uses the widespread belief in alien abducti...

    Sagan has been a hero of mine since I saw Cosmos years and years ago. Now that was one of the truly great science documentaries and one that, on the subject of physics, has rarely been bettered. This is a supurb book. Many people say things like, "I've no idea how people without a b...

    Full disclosure here, I did not finish this book; I made the decision to stop reading it after around 100 pages. I kept expecting the science to start at any page, but I got tired of reading accusations that the Weekly World News and Beavis and Butt-Head are sources of ignorance and mi...

    If Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion is a nuclear bomb in the atheist arsenal, Carl Sagan's The Demon-haunted World is an anti-personnel mine. Where Dawkins goes for maximum destruction, piling the misery and mockery on those he's battling, Sagan doesn't even acknowledge his enemy. ...

  • David
    Dec 10, 2008

    I sit before my computer, typing out a review of what is my favorite book. I?m daunted by the magnitude of this task, having just finished the book for the fourth or maybe fifth time. I wish I could remember when I bought this book, likely close to a decade ago, but I?m sure that I...

    ???????? ???? ??? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?????? ???????? ??????? ** "?????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ?? ???? ?? ??????? ?????....

    Always insightful, it seems that Sagan just wanted to watch the world learn. I should've read this at 14. Honestly, this should probably be required high school reading for everyone. It illustrates clearly the many and varied personal and societal benefits gained from applying the meth...

    I miss Carl Sagan. Ever since I was a kid, Carl Sagan has been the face of science for me. I would watch Cosmos and feel a sense of amazement that the universe was as wonderful as it was. He'd be there in his turtleneck and his blazer, smiling as though he'd just heard the coolest s...

    This is a marvelous book about the consequences of a population being scientifically illiterate. There are numerous consequences, all of them bad. Most notably, the growth of superstitious beliefs can lead to terrifying witch hunts that grow and grow, leaving a broad trail of torture, ...

    Hey, so, guess what? People who read the Weekly World News are stupid, but scientists are awesome! Did you know that? I just put this book down, 175 pages in. It's not that I disagree with the thesis, because I actually don't at all. Sagan uses the widespread belief in alien abducti...

    Sagan has been a hero of mine since I saw Cosmos years and years ago. Now that was one of the truly great science documentaries and one that, on the subject of physics, has rarely been bettered. This is a supurb book. Many people say things like, "I've no idea how people without a b...

    Full disclosure here, I did not finish this book; I made the decision to stop reading it after around 100 pages. I kept expecting the science to start at any page, but I got tired of reading accusations that the Weekly World News and Beavis and Butt-Head are sources of ignorance and mi...

  • Lightreads
    Dec 28, 2008

    I sit before my computer, typing out a review of what is my favorite book. I?m daunted by the magnitude of this task, having just finished the book for the fourth or maybe fifth time. I wish I could remember when I bought this book, likely close to a decade ago, but I?m sure that I...

    ???????? ???? ??? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?????? ???????? ??????? ** "?????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ?? ???? ?? ??????? ?????....

    Always insightful, it seems that Sagan just wanted to watch the world learn. I should've read this at 14. Honestly, this should probably be required high school reading for everyone. It illustrates clearly the many and varied personal and societal benefits gained from applying the meth...

    I miss Carl Sagan. Ever since I was a kid, Carl Sagan has been the face of science for me. I would watch Cosmos and feel a sense of amazement that the universe was as wonderful as it was. He'd be there in his turtleneck and his blazer, smiling as though he'd just heard the coolest s...

    This is a marvelous book about the consequences of a population being scientifically illiterate. There are numerous consequences, all of them bad. Most notably, the growth of superstitious beliefs can lead to terrifying witch hunts that grow and grow, leaving a broad trail of torture, ...

    Hey, so, guess what? People who read the Weekly World News are stupid, but scientists are awesome! Did you know that? I just put this book down, 175 pages in. It's not that I disagree with the thesis, because I actually don't at all. Sagan uses the widespread belief in alien abducti...

  • Kevin
    Feb 22, 2015

    I sit before my computer, typing out a review of what is my favorite book. I?m daunted by the magnitude of this task, having just finished the book for the fourth or maybe fifth time. I wish I could remember when I bought this book, likely close to a decade ago, but I?m sure that I...

    ???????? ???? ??? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?????? ???????? ??????? ** "?????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????? ???????? ??? ??? ??? ?? ???? ?? ??????? ?????....

    Always insightful, it seems that Sagan just wanted to watch the world learn. I should've read this at 14. Honestly, this should probably be required high school reading for everyone. It illustrates clearly the many and varied personal and societal benefits gained from applying the meth...

  • Ahmad  Ebaid
    Apr 23, 2015

    I sit before my computer, typing out a review of what is my favorite book. I?m daunted by the magnitude of this task, having just finished the book for the fourth or maybe fifth time. I wish I could remember when I bought this book, likely close to a decade ago, but I?m sure that I...

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