Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal: A Critical Thinker's Toolkit
"Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal: A Critical Thinker's Toolkit" provides readers with a variety of "reality-checking" tools to analyze extraordinary claims and to determine their validity. Integrates simple yet powerful evaluative tools used by both paranormal believers and skeptics alike Introduces innovations such as a continuum for ranking paranormal claims and evaluating their implications Includes an innovative "Critical Thinker's Toolkit," a systematic approach for performing reality checks on paranormal claims related to "astrology, psychics, spiritualism, parapsychology, dream telepathy," "mind-over-matter, prayer, life after death, creationism, " and more Explores the five alternative hypotheses to consider when confronting a paranormal claim "Reality Check" boxes, integrated into the text, invite students to engage in further discussion and examination of claims Written in a lively, engaging style for students and general readers alike
Ancillaries: Testbank and PowerPoint slides available at www.wiley.com/go/pseudoscience
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