Does anyone with an IQ above the boiling point in Centigrades really watch the ‘History’ Channel, a.k.a. Happy Holidays with Hitler?
Anyway, have just read ‘Paranormality: Why We See What Isn’t There’, and it is a brilliant introduction to why we are so gullible. And also a reasoned primer for skepticism.
Together with Thomson’s ‘why we believe in god(s)’ and Stenger’s books, there is really a more scientific foundation for atheism than found elsewhere: Namely the psychological reason for our innate hang for the supernatural.
They show how, to advance as species, we need to shed our superstitions of all varieties, and embrace real knowledge, i.e. science. That this will happen any time soon, with the vested interest so many have in keeping the superstitions alive and well, is unlikely. For that institutions like the RCC, CoE, and all the American religious mobs have too much influence. And the disgusting scandals regularly exposed perpetrated by seem like no deterrent.
Didn’t know Wiseman is a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a Skeptical Inquirer consulting editor, that is a great plus after the squabble among certain CFI personalities earlier.