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Abominable Science! Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

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ISBN-10: 0231153201

ISBN-13: 9780231153201

Edition: 2012

Authors: Daniel Loxton, Donald R. Prothero, Michael Shermer

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Large numbers of people believe in demonstrably false phenomena, from UFOs and ESP to Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster. Even though these fictions have been repeatedly debunked and discredited, they persist in the human imagination and influence our beliefs and our society. Spinning tales of fantastical creatures may seem like a harmless pastime, but when pseudoscientists make "revolutionary" claims about the world and its history, evidence-based science, public policy, and human progress suffer.Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero complete an entertaining, educational, and definitive text on a variety of cryptids, presenting both the arguments for and against their existence and…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/6/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 6.46" wide x 9.29" long x 1.22" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Michael Shermer is the director of the Skeptics Society and the host of the Skeptics Lecture Series at the California Institute of Technology. He teaches science, technology, and evolutionary thought in the Cultural Studies Program at Occidental College.

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