Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole

Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole

Stephen Law


This e-book identifies 8 key mechanisms which may rework a collection of principles right into a mental flytrap. the writer means that, just like the black holes of outer house, from which not anything, now not even mild, can get away, our modern cultural panorama includes a variety of highbrow black-holes—belief platforms developed in one of these method that unwary passers-by can equally locate themselves drawn in. whereas such self-sealing bubbles of trust will most simply catch the gullible or poorly knowledgeable, even the main clever and proficient folks are possibly weak. a few of the world’s maximum thinkers have fallen in, by no means to flee.

This witty, insightful critique might help immunize readers opposed to the wiles of cultists, spiritual and political zealots, conspiracy theorists, promoters of flaky substitute medicinal drugs, and diverse different nutcases through sincerely starting up the methods of the exchange in which such insidious trust platforms are created and maintained.

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