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📙 Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal: A Critical Thinker's Toolkit by Dr. Jonathan C. Smith(auth.) — download pdf


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 alikeContent:
    Chapter 1 The Continuum Mysteriosum (pages 1–19):
    Chapter 2 Why Study These Things? (pages 21–45):
    Chapter 3 Reality Check (pages 47–69):
    Chapter 4 Reality Check (pages 71–99):
    Chapter 5 Reality Check (pages 101–117):
    Chapter 6 Reality Checking for Oddities of Nature and the World of Numbers (pages 119–139):
    Chapter 7 Reality Checking for Perceptual Error and Trickery (pages 141–166):
    Chapter 8 Reality Checking for Memory Errors (pages 167–182):
    Chapter 9 Reality Checking for the Placebo Effect (pages 183–202):
    Chapter 10 Reality Checking for Sensory Anomalies and Hallucinations (pages 203–224):
    Chapter 11 Spiritualism and the Survival Hypothesis (pages 225–243):
    Chapter 12 Parapsychology (pages 245–267):
    Chapter 13 Energy Treatments and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) (pages 269–283):
    Chapter 14 Supernatural Cures and Faith Healing (pages 285–302):
    Chapter 15 Creationism, Intelligent Design, and God (pages 303–317):
    Chapter 16 The Reality Checkup (pages 319–339):

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