The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake

An all-encompassing guide to skeptical thinking in the popular "The Skeptics Guide to the Universe" podcast's dryly humorous, accessible style. It's intimidating to realize that we live in a world overflowing with misinformation, bias, myths, deception, and flawed knowledge. There really are no ultimate authority figures-no one has the secret and there is no place to look u An all-encompassing guide to skeptical thinking in the popular "The Skeptics Guide to the Universe" podcast's dryly h...

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Title:The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake
Author:Steven Novella
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Genres:Science
ISBN:B079M9T962
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake Reviews

  • Liz De Coster
    Oct 04, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

  • Noreen
    Oct 22, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

  • Tadas Talaikis
    Nov 16, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

  • Matthew Jones
    Oct 27, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...

    This book covers scientific skepticism as a way of approaching life. The most important section is the tools being laid out for the reader in order to evaluate things skeptically. These are neuropsychological humility, metacognition, promotion of science/reason/critical thinking, detec...

    I received an advance copy from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This book was fantastic! I regularly read several science-based medicine blogs, and I've read many of Dr. Steven Novella's articles. When I heard that he was publishing a book, I knew it was a must-read. This book exp...

    I imagine this is a tough book to put together. It needs to be broad, yet complete, and detailed enough to satisfy pedantic readers. And it, above all, needs to be accurate. The SGU seems to want to have it all here, appealing to new skeptics without boring the show's long-time fans. P...

    This has given me a lot. I was not expecting that I would find tools to improve critical thinking. But thinking back Critical thinking is at the core of being a skeptic. This book talks about common cognitive biases which will directly affect what is perceived. Our beliefs shape wha...

    I've been a listener of the SGU Podcast for about a year and really enjoy their content, so when I saw that they had a book coming out, I had to read it. This book isn't quite what I'd expected, but was a pleasant surprise regardless. The first half or so of the book focuses not on sci...

    Dr. Steven Novella is one of the smartest persons I know of, and he is smart because he assumes that he is not. What you should always remind yourself is that the person most likely to fool you is yourself. Because of that you need to use a ton of logical tools to help yourself see th...

    This book contains some unexpected, interesting ideas, like the opening quote: "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable...

    I have been a skeptic for several years and am also a listener to the SGU-podcast. I recognize most of the topics discussed in the book, some have been discussed many times on the show. Still I enjoyed the book very much and read it rather quickly. Of course you don't have to be a sea...

    As soon as I found out that one of my favorite podcasts was publishing a book, I bought it immediately. You can say that I have a positive bias for this kind of material. Unsurprisingly, I loved it and if I had my way, everyone would read this. It is altogether humbling, yet empower...

    I got my copy signed at New York comic Con this year and was super excited to read it. I'll admit the first 250 pages are a little dry but the information is good and I found the last 200 pages or so fascinating. This book makes many good points, it's more of an outline of pop culture ...

    Although Novella sometimes wades too far into the weeds and can't resist getting into overly complex scientific details, this remains an indispensable guide to skepticism and critical thinking. The world would be a much better place if everyone read it and truly made an effort to quest...

    Interesting ! This book has a clear presentation on how science differs from pseudoscience and How we should approach many of the questions we encounter every day. Lots of people out there arguing for positions that just don?t hold up yet they never let go. Cognitive bias and ideo...

    Everyone should read this book. This is a toolbox with tools to catch errors in (firstly) your thinking and then on others. Also this is not a book (just) on philosophical logical fallacies but rather on the scientific way of thinking and how you implement this to your everyday life t...

    It is a great introduction in critical thinking and some of the basics about logical fallacies. It has good examples to see how they are used in poor arguments. The end felt more like short blogs instead of chapters in a book though. All in all it was a great book and am excited to see...

    The Skeptics Guide to the Universe is a great podcast and I've listened to them religiously (heh) for years. Their book just takes concepts they've seen and discussed for years and broke them down into clear clean explanations. It's a good book for anyone who wants to learn to become m...

  • Adrienne
    Nov 06, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...

    This book covers scientific skepticism as a way of approaching life. The most important section is the tools being laid out for the reader in order to evaluate things skeptically. These are neuropsychological humility, metacognition, promotion of science/reason/critical thinking, detec...

    I received an advance copy from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This book was fantastic! I regularly read several science-based medicine blogs, and I've read many of Dr. Steven Novella's articles. When I heard that he was publishing a book, I knew it was a must-read. This book exp...

  • Isil Arican
    Oct 15, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

  • Dave Butler
    Oct 23, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...

    This book covers scientific skepticism as a way of approaching life. The most important section is the tools being laid out for the reader in order to evaluate things skeptically. These are neuropsychological humility, metacognition, promotion of science/reason/critical thinking, detec...

    I received an advance copy from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This book was fantastic! I regularly read several science-based medicine blogs, and I've read many of Dr. Steven Novella's articles. When I heard that he was publishing a book, I knew it was a must-read. This book exp...

    I imagine this is a tough book to put together. It needs to be broad, yet complete, and detailed enough to satisfy pedantic readers. And it, above all, needs to be accurate. The SGU seems to want to have it all here, appealing to new skeptics without boring the show's long-time fans. P...

    This has given me a lot. I was not expecting that I would find tools to improve critical thinking. But thinking back Critical thinking is at the core of being a skeptic. This book talks about common cognitive biases which will directly affect what is perceived. Our beliefs shape wha...

    I've been a listener of the SGU Podcast for about a year and really enjoy their content, so when I saw that they had a book coming out, I had to read it. This book isn't quite what I'd expected, but was a pleasant surprise regardless. The first half or so of the book focuses not on sci...

    Dr. Steven Novella is one of the smartest persons I know of, and he is smart because he assumes that he is not. What you should always remind yourself is that the person most likely to fool you is yourself. Because of that you need to use a ton of logical tools to help yourself see th...

    This book contains some unexpected, interesting ideas, like the opening quote: "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable...

    I have been a skeptic for several years and am also a listener to the SGU-podcast. I recognize most of the topics discussed in the book, some have been discussed many times on the show. Still I enjoyed the book very much and read it rather quickly. Of course you don't have to be a sea...

    As soon as I found out that one of my favorite podcasts was publishing a book, I bought it immediately. You can say that I have a positive bias for this kind of material. Unsurprisingly, I loved it and if I had my way, everyone would read this. It is altogether humbling, yet empower...

    I got my copy signed at New York comic Con this year and was super excited to read it. I'll admit the first 250 pages are a little dry but the information is good and I found the last 200 pages or so fascinating. This book makes many good points, it's more of an outline of pop culture ...

    Although Novella sometimes wades too far into the weeds and can't resist getting into overly complex scientific details, this remains an indispensable guide to skepticism and critical thinking. The world would be a much better place if everyone read it and truly made an effort to quest...

  • Mike Tuholski
    Nov 15, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...

    This book covers scientific skepticism as a way of approaching life. The most important section is the tools being laid out for the reader in order to evaluate things skeptically. These are neuropsychological humility, metacognition, promotion of science/reason/critical thinking, detec...

    I received an advance copy from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This book was fantastic! I regularly read several science-based medicine blogs, and I've read many of Dr. Steven Novella's articles. When I heard that he was publishing a book, I knew it was a must-read. This book exp...

    I imagine this is a tough book to put together. It needs to be broad, yet complete, and detailed enough to satisfy pedantic readers. And it, above all, needs to be accurate. The SGU seems to want to have it all here, appealing to new skeptics without boring the show's long-time fans. P...

    This has given me a lot. I was not expecting that I would find tools to improve critical thinking. But thinking back Critical thinking is at the core of being a skeptic. This book talks about common cognitive biases which will directly affect what is perceived. Our beliefs shape wha...

    I've been a listener of the SGU Podcast for about a year and really enjoy their content, so when I saw that they had a book coming out, I had to read it. This book isn't quite what I'd expected, but was a pleasant surprise regardless. The first half or so of the book focuses not on sci...

    Dr. Steven Novella is one of the smartest persons I know of, and he is smart because he assumes that he is not. What you should always remind yourself is that the person most likely to fool you is yourself. Because of that you need to use a ton of logical tools to help yourself see th...

    This book contains some unexpected, interesting ideas, like the opening quote: "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable...

    I have been a skeptic for several years and am also a listener to the SGU-podcast. I recognize most of the topics discussed in the book, some have been discussed many times on the show. Still I enjoyed the book very much and read it rather quickly. Of course you don't have to be a sea...

    As soon as I found out that one of my favorite podcasts was publishing a book, I bought it immediately. You can say that I have a positive bias for this kind of material. Unsurprisingly, I loved it and if I had my way, everyone would read this. It is altogether humbling, yet empower...

    I got my copy signed at New York comic Con this year and was super excited to read it. I'll admit the first 250 pages are a little dry but the information is good and I found the last 200 pages or so fascinating. This book makes many good points, it's more of an outline of pop culture ...

    Although Novella sometimes wades too far into the weeds and can't resist getting into overly complex scientific details, this remains an indispensable guide to skepticism and critical thinking. The world would be a much better place if everyone read it and truly made an effort to quest...

    Interesting ! This book has a clear presentation on how science differs from pseudoscience and How we should approach many of the questions we encounter every day. Lots of people out there arguing for positions that just don?t hold up yet they never let go. Cognitive bias and ideo...

    Everyone should read this book. This is a toolbox with tools to catch errors in (firstly) your thinking and then on others. Also this is not a book (just) on philosophical logical fallacies but rather on the scientific way of thinking and how you implement this to your everyday life t...

    It is a great introduction in critical thinking and some of the basics about logical fallacies. It has good examples to see how they are used in poor arguments. The end felt more like short blogs instead of chapters in a book though. All in all it was a great book and am excited to see...

    The Skeptics Guide to the Universe is a great podcast and I've listened to them religiously (heh) for years. Their book just takes concepts they've seen and discussed for years and broke them down into clear clean explanations. It's a good book for anyone who wants to learn to become m...

    Certainly the most important book I have read in recent memory. I have been listening to the podcast for many many years and it has changed the way I think about the world. I certainly consider myself a skeptic and I am very excited to be starting a new AP Research class at our high sc...

  • Jack
    Dec 04, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...

    This book covers scientific skepticism as a way of approaching life. The most important section is the tools being laid out for the reader in order to evaluate things skeptically. These are neuropsychological humility, metacognition, promotion of science/reason/critical thinking, detec...

    I received an advance copy from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This book was fantastic! I regularly read several science-based medicine blogs, and I've read many of Dr. Steven Novella's articles. When I heard that he was publishing a book, I knew it was a must-read. This book exp...

    I imagine this is a tough book to put together. It needs to be broad, yet complete, and detailed enough to satisfy pedantic readers. And it, above all, needs to be accurate. The SGU seems to want to have it all here, appealing to new skeptics without boring the show's long-time fans. P...

    This has given me a lot. I was not expecting that I would find tools to improve critical thinking. But thinking back Critical thinking is at the core of being a skeptic. This book talks about common cognitive biases which will directly affect what is perceived. Our beliefs shape wha...

    I've been a listener of the SGU Podcast for about a year and really enjoy their content, so when I saw that they had a book coming out, I had to read it. This book isn't quite what I'd expected, but was a pleasant surprise regardless. The first half or so of the book focuses not on sci...

    Dr. Steven Novella is one of the smartest persons I know of, and he is smart because he assumes that he is not. What you should always remind yourself is that the person most likely to fool you is yourself. Because of that you need to use a ton of logical tools to help yourself see th...

    This book contains some unexpected, interesting ideas, like the opening quote: "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable...

    I have been a skeptic for several years and am also a listener to the SGU-podcast. I recognize most of the topics discussed in the book, some have been discussed many times on the show. Still I enjoyed the book very much and read it rather quickly. Of course you don't have to be a sea...

    As soon as I found out that one of my favorite podcasts was publishing a book, I bought it immediately. You can say that I have a positive bias for this kind of material. Unsurprisingly, I loved it and if I had my way, everyone would read this. It is altogether humbling, yet empower...

    I got my copy signed at New York comic Con this year and was super excited to read it. I'll admit the first 250 pages are a little dry but the information is good and I found the last 200 pages or so fascinating. This book makes many good points, it's more of an outline of pop culture ...

    Although Novella sometimes wades too far into the weeds and can't resist getting into overly complex scientific details, this remains an indispensable guide to skepticism and critical thinking. The world would be a much better place if everyone read it and truly made an effort to quest...

    Interesting ! This book has a clear presentation on how science differs from pseudoscience and How we should approach many of the questions we encounter every day. Lots of people out there arguing for positions that just don?t hold up yet they never let go. Cognitive bias and ideo...

  • Kat
    Nov 14, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...

    This book covers scientific skepticism as a way of approaching life. The most important section is the tools being laid out for the reader in order to evaluate things skeptically. These are neuropsychological humility, metacognition, promotion of science/reason/critical thinking, detec...

    I received an advance copy from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This book was fantastic! I regularly read several science-based medicine blogs, and I've read many of Dr. Steven Novella's articles. When I heard that he was publishing a book, I knew it was a must-read. This book exp...

    I imagine this is a tough book to put together. It needs to be broad, yet complete, and detailed enough to satisfy pedantic readers. And it, above all, needs to be accurate. The SGU seems to want to have it all here, appealing to new skeptics without boring the show's long-time fans. P...

    This has given me a lot. I was not expecting that I would find tools to improve critical thinking. But thinking back Critical thinking is at the core of being a skeptic. This book talks about common cognitive biases which will directly affect what is perceived. Our beliefs shape wha...

    I've been a listener of the SGU Podcast for about a year and really enjoy their content, so when I saw that they had a book coming out, I had to read it. This book isn't quite what I'd expected, but was a pleasant surprise regardless. The first half or so of the book focuses not on sci...

  • Robert Starr
    Dec 05, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...

    This book covers scientific skepticism as a way of approaching life. The most important section is the tools being laid out for the reader in order to evaluate things skeptically. These are neuropsychological humility, metacognition, promotion of science/reason/critical thinking, detec...

    I received an advance copy from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This book was fantastic! I regularly read several science-based medicine blogs, and I've read many of Dr. Steven Novella's articles. When I heard that he was publishing a book, I knew it was a must-read. This book exp...

    I imagine this is a tough book to put together. It needs to be broad, yet complete, and detailed enough to satisfy pedantic readers. And it, above all, needs to be accurate. The SGU seems to want to have it all here, appealing to new skeptics without boring the show's long-time fans. P...

  • Bruce
    Oct 16, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

  • Diana Eckert
    Oct 12, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Oct 22, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

  • Pontus Böckman
    Nov 15, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...

    This book covers scientific skepticism as a way of approaching life. The most important section is the tools being laid out for the reader in order to evaluate things skeptically. These are neuropsychological humility, metacognition, promotion of science/reason/critical thinking, detec...

    I received an advance copy from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This book was fantastic! I regularly read several science-based medicine blogs, and I've read many of Dr. Steven Novella's articles. When I heard that he was publishing a book, I knew it was a must-read. This book exp...

    I imagine this is a tough book to put together. It needs to be broad, yet complete, and detailed enough to satisfy pedantic readers. And it, above all, needs to be accurate. The SGU seems to want to have it all here, appealing to new skeptics without boring the show's long-time fans. P...

    This has given me a lot. I was not expecting that I would find tools to improve critical thinking. But thinking back Critical thinking is at the core of being a skeptic. This book talks about common cognitive biases which will directly affect what is perceived. Our beliefs shape wha...

    I've been a listener of the SGU Podcast for about a year and really enjoy their content, so when I saw that they had a book coming out, I had to read it. This book isn't quite what I'd expected, but was a pleasant surprise regardless. The first half or so of the book focuses not on sci...

    Dr. Steven Novella is one of the smartest persons I know of, and he is smart because he assumes that he is not. What you should always remind yourself is that the person most likely to fool you is yourself. Because of that you need to use a ton of logical tools to help yourself see th...

  • Kyle Bunkers
    Oct 26, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

  • Ryan Boissonneault
    Oct 15, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

  • Pasquale Galati
    Oct 15, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

  • Anu
    Nov 22, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

  • Ganesh Poomal
    Nov 20, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...

    This book covers scientific skepticism as a way of approaching life. The most important section is the tools being laid out for the reader in order to evaluate things skeptically. These are neuropsychological humility, metacognition, promotion of science/reason/critical thinking, detec...

    I received an advance copy from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This book was fantastic! I regularly read several science-based medicine blogs, and I've read many of Dr. Steven Novella's articles. When I heard that he was publishing a book, I knew it was a must-read. This book exp...

    I imagine this is a tough book to put together. It needs to be broad, yet complete, and detailed enough to satisfy pedantic readers. And it, above all, needs to be accurate. The SGU seems to want to have it all here, appealing to new skeptics without boring the show's long-time fans. P...

    This has given me a lot. I was not expecting that I would find tools to improve critical thinking. But thinking back Critical thinking is at the core of being a skeptic. This book talks about common cognitive biases which will directly affect what is perceived. Our beliefs shape wha...

  • Mitchell Finnesgard
    Nov 08, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...

    This book covers scientific skepticism as a way of approaching life. The most important section is the tools being laid out for the reader in order to evaluate things skeptically. These are neuropsychological humility, metacognition, promotion of science/reason/critical thinking, detec...

    I received an advance copy from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This book was fantastic! I regularly read several science-based medicine blogs, and I've read many of Dr. Steven Novella's articles. When I heard that he was publishing a book, I knew it was a must-read. This book exp...

    I imagine this is a tough book to put together. It needs to be broad, yet complete, and detailed enough to satisfy pedantic readers. And it, above all, needs to be accurate. The SGU seems to want to have it all here, appealing to new skeptics without boring the show's long-time fans. P...

    This has given me a lot. I was not expecting that I would find tools to improve critical thinking. But thinking back Critical thinking is at the core of being a skeptic. This book talks about common cognitive biases which will directly affect what is perceived. Our beliefs shape wha...

    I've been a listener of the SGU Podcast for about a year and really enjoy their content, so when I saw that they had a book coming out, I had to read it. This book isn't quite what I'd expected, but was a pleasant surprise regardless. The first half or so of the book focuses not on sci...

    Dr. Steven Novella is one of the smartest persons I know of, and he is smart because he assumes that he is not. What you should always remind yourself is that the person most likely to fool you is yourself. Because of that you need to use a ton of logical tools to help yourself see th...

    This book contains some unexpected, interesting ideas, like the opening quote: "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable...

    I have been a skeptic for several years and am also a listener to the SGU-podcast. I recognize most of the topics discussed in the book, some have been discussed many times on the show. Still I enjoyed the book very much and read it rather quickly. Of course you don't have to be a sea...

    As soon as I found out that one of my favorite podcasts was publishing a book, I bought it immediately. You can say that I have a positive bias for this kind of material. Unsurprisingly, I loved it and if I had my way, everyone would read this. It is altogether humbling, yet empower...

    I got my copy signed at New York comic Con this year and was super excited to read it. I'll admit the first 250 pages are a little dry but the information is good and I found the last 200 pages or so fascinating. This book makes many good points, it's more of an outline of pop culture ...

    Although Novella sometimes wades too far into the weeds and can't resist getting into overly complex scientific details, this remains an indispensable guide to skepticism and critical thinking. The world would be a much better place if everyone read it and truly made an effort to quest...

    Interesting ! This book has a clear presentation on how science differs from pseudoscience and How we should approach many of the questions we encounter every day. Lots of people out there arguing for positions that just don?t hold up yet they never let go. Cognitive bias and ideo...

    Everyone should read this book. This is a toolbox with tools to catch errors in (firstly) your thinking and then on others. Also this is not a book (just) on philosophical logical fallacies but rather on the scientific way of thinking and how you implement this to your everyday life t...

    It is a great introduction in critical thinking and some of the basics about logical fallacies. It has good examples to see how they are used in poor arguments. The end felt more like short blogs instead of chapters in a book though. All in all it was a great book and am excited to see...

  • Alien
    Oct 21, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...

    This book covers scientific skepticism as a way of approaching life. The most important section is the tools being laid out for the reader in order to evaluate things skeptically. These are neuropsychological humility, metacognition, promotion of science/reason/critical thinking, detec...

    I received an advance copy from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This book was fantastic! I regularly read several science-based medicine blogs, and I've read many of Dr. Steven Novella's articles. When I heard that he was publishing a book, I knew it was a must-read. This book exp...

    I imagine this is a tough book to put together. It needs to be broad, yet complete, and detailed enough to satisfy pedantic readers. And it, above all, needs to be accurate. The SGU seems to want to have it all here, appealing to new skeptics without boring the show's long-time fans. P...

    This has given me a lot. I was not expecting that I would find tools to improve critical thinking. But thinking back Critical thinking is at the core of being a skeptic. This book talks about common cognitive biases which will directly affect what is perceived. Our beliefs shape wha...

    I've been a listener of the SGU Podcast for about a year and really enjoy their content, so when I saw that they had a book coming out, I had to read it. This book isn't quite what I'd expected, but was a pleasant surprise regardless. The first half or so of the book focuses not on sci...

    Dr. Steven Novella is one of the smartest persons I know of, and he is smart because he assumes that he is not. What you should always remind yourself is that the person most likely to fool you is yourself. Because of that you need to use a ton of logical tools to help yourself see th...

    This book contains some unexpected, interesting ideas, like the opening quote: "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable...

    I have been a skeptic for several years and am also a listener to the SGU-podcast. I recognize most of the topics discussed in the book, some have been discussed many times on the show. Still I enjoyed the book very much and read it rather quickly. Of course you don't have to be a sea...

  • Ram S
    Nov 08, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...

    This book covers scientific skepticism as a way of approaching life. The most important section is the tools being laid out for the reader in order to evaluate things skeptically. These are neuropsychological humility, metacognition, promotion of science/reason/critical thinking, detec...

  • Brianna Carosi
    Nov 25, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...

    This book covers scientific skepticism as a way of approaching life. The most important section is the tools being laid out for the reader in order to evaluate things skeptically. These are neuropsychological humility, metacognition, promotion of science/reason/critical thinking, detec...

    I received an advance copy from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This book was fantastic! I regularly read several science-based medicine blogs, and I've read many of Dr. Steven Novella's articles. When I heard that he was publishing a book, I knew it was a must-read. This book exp...

    I imagine this is a tough book to put together. It needs to be broad, yet complete, and detailed enough to satisfy pedantic readers. And it, above all, needs to be accurate. The SGU seems to want to have it all here, appealing to new skeptics without boring the show's long-time fans. P...

    This has given me a lot. I was not expecting that I would find tools to improve critical thinking. But thinking back Critical thinking is at the core of being a skeptic. This book talks about common cognitive biases which will directly affect what is perceived. Our beliefs shape wha...

    I've been a listener of the SGU Podcast for about a year and really enjoy their content, so when I saw that they had a book coming out, I had to read it. This book isn't quite what I'd expected, but was a pleasant surprise regardless. The first half or so of the book focuses not on sci...

    Dr. Steven Novella is one of the smartest persons I know of, and he is smart because he assumes that he is not. What you should always remind yourself is that the person most likely to fool you is yourself. Because of that you need to use a ton of logical tools to help yourself see th...

    This book contains some unexpected, interesting ideas, like the opening quote: "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable...

    I have been a skeptic for several years and am also a listener to the SGU-podcast. I recognize most of the topics discussed in the book, some have been discussed many times on the show. Still I enjoyed the book very much and read it rather quickly. Of course you don't have to be a sea...

    As soon as I found out that one of my favorite podcasts was publishing a book, I bought it immediately. You can say that I have a positive bias for this kind of material. Unsurprisingly, I loved it and if I had my way, everyone would read this. It is altogether humbling, yet empower...

    I got my copy signed at New York comic Con this year and was super excited to read it. I'll admit the first 250 pages are a little dry but the information is good and I found the last 200 pages or so fascinating. This book makes many good points, it's more of an outline of pop culture ...

  • Tomas Sedovic
    Oct 25, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

  • Evan Moore
    Oct 31, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...

    This book covers scientific skepticism as a way of approaching life. The most important section is the tools being laid out for the reader in order to evaluate things skeptically. These are neuropsychological humility, metacognition, promotion of science/reason/critical thinking, detec...

    I received an advance copy from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This book was fantastic! I regularly read several science-based medicine blogs, and I've read many of Dr. Steven Novella's articles. When I heard that he was publishing a book, I knew it was a must-read. This book exp...

    I imagine this is a tough book to put together. It needs to be broad, yet complete, and detailed enough to satisfy pedantic readers. And it, above all, needs to be accurate. The SGU seems to want to have it all here, appealing to new skeptics without boring the show's long-time fans. P...

    This has given me a lot. I was not expecting that I would find tools to improve critical thinking. But thinking back Critical thinking is at the core of being a skeptic. This book talks about common cognitive biases which will directly affect what is perceived. Our beliefs shape wha...

    I've been a listener of the SGU Podcast for about a year and really enjoy their content, so when I saw that they had a book coming out, I had to read it. This book isn't quite what I'd expected, but was a pleasant surprise regardless. The first half or so of the book focuses not on sci...

    Dr. Steven Novella is one of the smartest persons I know of, and he is smart because he assumes that he is not. What you should always remind yourself is that the person most likely to fool you is yourself. Because of that you need to use a ton of logical tools to help yourself see th...

    This book contains some unexpected, interesting ideas, like the opening quote: "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable...

    I have been a skeptic for several years and am also a listener to the SGU-podcast. I recognize most of the topics discussed in the book, some have been discussed many times on the show. Still I enjoyed the book very much and read it rather quickly. Of course you don't have to be a sea...

    As soon as I found out that one of my favorite podcasts was publishing a book, I bought it immediately. You can say that I have a positive bias for this kind of material. Unsurprisingly, I loved it and if I had my way, everyone would read this. It is altogether humbling, yet empower...

  • Mateusz
    Oct 08, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

  • Kostis Tsap
    Dec 04, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...

    This book covers scientific skepticism as a way of approaching life. The most important section is the tools being laid out for the reader in order to evaluate things skeptically. These are neuropsychological humility, metacognition, promotion of science/reason/critical thinking, detec...

    I received an advance copy from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This book was fantastic! I regularly read several science-based medicine blogs, and I've read many of Dr. Steven Novella's articles. When I heard that he was publishing a book, I knew it was a must-read. This book exp...

    I imagine this is a tough book to put together. It needs to be broad, yet complete, and detailed enough to satisfy pedantic readers. And it, above all, needs to be accurate. The SGU seems to want to have it all here, appealing to new skeptics without boring the show's long-time fans. P...

    This has given me a lot. I was not expecting that I would find tools to improve critical thinking. But thinking back Critical thinking is at the core of being a skeptic. This book talks about common cognitive biases which will directly affect what is perceived. Our beliefs shape wha...

    I've been a listener of the SGU Podcast for about a year and really enjoy their content, so when I saw that they had a book coming out, I had to read it. This book isn't quite what I'd expected, but was a pleasant surprise regardless. The first half or so of the book focuses not on sci...

    Dr. Steven Novella is one of the smartest persons I know of, and he is smart because he assumes that he is not. What you should always remind yourself is that the person most likely to fool you is yourself. Because of that you need to use a ton of logical tools to help yourself see th...

    This book contains some unexpected, interesting ideas, like the opening quote: "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable...

    I have been a skeptic for several years and am also a listener to the SGU-podcast. I recognize most of the topics discussed in the book, some have been discussed many times on the show. Still I enjoyed the book very much and read it rather quickly. Of course you don't have to be a sea...

    As soon as I found out that one of my favorite podcasts was publishing a book, I bought it immediately. You can say that I have a positive bias for this kind of material. Unsurprisingly, I loved it and if I had my way, everyone would read this. It is altogether humbling, yet empower...

    I got my copy signed at New York comic Con this year and was super excited to read it. I'll admit the first 250 pages are a little dry but the information is good and I found the last 200 pages or so fascinating. This book makes many good points, it's more of an outline of pop culture ...

    Although Novella sometimes wades too far into the weeds and can't resist getting into overly complex scientific details, this remains an indispensable guide to skepticism and critical thinking. The world would be a much better place if everyone read it and truly made an effort to quest...

    Interesting ! This book has a clear presentation on how science differs from pseudoscience and How we should approach many of the questions we encounter every day. Lots of people out there arguing for positions that just don?t hold up yet they never let go. Cognitive bias and ideo...

    Everyone should read this book. This is a toolbox with tools to catch errors in (firstly) your thinking and then on others. Also this is not a book (just) on philosophical logical fallacies but rather on the scientific way of thinking and how you implement this to your everyday life t...

  • Yoric
    Nov 05, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...

    This book covers scientific skepticism as a way of approaching life. The most important section is the tools being laid out for the reader in order to evaluate things skeptically. These are neuropsychological humility, metacognition, promotion of science/reason/critical thinking, detec...

    I received an advance copy from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. This book was fantastic! I regularly read several science-based medicine blogs, and I've read many of Dr. Steven Novella's articles. When I heard that he was publishing a book, I knew it was a must-read. This book exp...

    I imagine this is a tough book to put together. It needs to be broad, yet complete, and detailed enough to satisfy pedantic readers. And it, above all, needs to be accurate. The SGU seems to want to have it all here, appealing to new skeptics without boring the show's long-time fans. P...

    This has given me a lot. I was not expecting that I would find tools to improve critical thinking. But thinking back Critical thinking is at the core of being a skeptic. This book talks about common cognitive biases which will directly affect what is perceived. Our beliefs shape wha...

    I've been a listener of the SGU Podcast for about a year and really enjoy their content, so when I saw that they had a book coming out, I had to read it. This book isn't quite what I'd expected, but was a pleasant surprise regardless. The first half or so of the book focuses not on sci...

    Dr. Steven Novella is one of the smartest persons I know of, and he is smart because he assumes that he is not. What you should always remind yourself is that the person most likely to fool you is yourself. Because of that you need to use a ton of logical tools to help yourself see th...

    This book contains some unexpected, interesting ideas, like the opening quote: "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable...

  • Serdar
    Oct 18, 2018

    Long-time listener here! I have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the audiobook - Steves narration is easy to listen to while also being engaging. However, the encyclopedia-like layout make the printed version a practical compendium for lat...

    This was one of the books I waited with utmost anticipation and so glad to get a chance to read it finally. I have been a long time SGU listener (almost 10 years), and they have been a major inspiration for me to teach myself critical thinking (I still do) and initiate a grassroots ske...

    This is one of the best books on critical thinking and skepticism since Carl Sagan?s The Demon-Haunted World. Although you would hope, in the 21st century, that it shouldn?t have to be explained why treating eczema with turmeric infusions is a bad idea, gullibility for pseudoscienc...

    This is one of the better skeptic books. The author doesn't merely debunk the usual suspects of pseudoscience although there is plenty of debunking of UFOs, Ghosts, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Astrology et al. The author goes into our cognitive biases and blind spots and illogical thought...

    I would describe this book as excellent tool for structuring your knowledge about science thinking. I like that most of chapters are quite short, because it was easy to read it on the go. At some paragraphs I had to really focus to uderstand the full meaning of it, but I put it on a bl...

    A huge caveat to this review: the authors of this book are hosting a weekly podcast (of the same name) I've been keenly listening to for 7 years. They feel like friends I've never met and this has certainly coloured my views of the book. That said, it's fantastic. I love it. The ...

    I have followed Steven Novella's blog for quite a while and have found his analyses to be nicely balanced and reasoned. So I thought I may as well give his book a shot. I was expecting more of an overarching story about skepticism, but it was more like a bunch of entries in an encyclop...

    In the past, I?d often have arguments about whether I remembered a certain incident accurately or not. The brain does a better job of remembering the emotion associated with a memory rather than the actual details of the incident itself. Knowing this would have saved me some of those...

    I've been listening to the SGU podcast for about five years, and this summer I have been catching up on all the episodes since the beginning. One of my favorite things about the podcast is having some of my own long-held beliefs debunked. I've been looking forward to this book for a lo...

    First half is excellent. People tend to believe (and this is inevitable) anything. Skepticism is a good way to get real, but I am still not sure if reality is better financially, because see, it is inevitable that you will end up selling some needless, "miraculous" shit. I'll smoke a t...

    To be fair, I'm a big fan of the podcast, but I do believe this book is well worth anyone's time. I learned a lot, and must also confess to having believed many of the Monsanto fake news stories that were covered. I listened to the audiobook version, and although I have no regrets, I i...

    An okay introduction to skepticism, but I'm wondering if the language will appeal to real "newbies". Certainly it's important to be specific and precise when possible, but if the basic terminology includes phrases like "neuropsychological humility" it might be difficult for some reader...

    This book was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. If you're just starting out or well versed in skeptic thinking, this book makes sense. It's easy to read and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves science, wants to think more critically, or aid in knowledgeab...

    Bilimsel skeptisizm ekolünün amiral cep yay?n?, "The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" 2005'ten bu yana istikrarl? bir çizgide yay?n yap?yor. Sonunda SGU ekibi Steven Novella'n?n önderli?inde y?llar?n birikimini bu kaynak kitapta toplam??, çok da güzel bir i? ba?arm?...