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The Science of Weird Shit

Nonfiction: Religion
Unabridged   13.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 04/16/2024

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The Science of Weird Shit

Why Our Minds Conjure the Paranormal

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696615631


An accessible and gratifying introduction to the world of paranormal beliefs and bizarre experiences.

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An accessible and gratifying introduction to the world of paranormal beliefs and bizarre experiences.

Ghostly encounters, alien abduction, reincarnation, talking to the dead, UFO sightings, inexplicable coincidences, out-of-body and near-death experiences. Are these legitimate phenomena? If not, then how should we go about understanding them? In this fascinating book, Chris French investigates paranormal claims to discover what lurks behind this "weird shit." French provides authoritative evidence-based explanations for a wide range of superficially mysterious phenomena, and then goes further to draw out lessons with wider applications to many other aspects of modern society where critical thinking is urgently needed.

Using academic, comprehensive, logical, and, at times, mathematical approaches, The Science of Weird Shit convincingly debunks ESP, communicating with the dead, and alien abduction claims, among other phenomena. All the while, however, French maintains that our belief in such phenomena is neither ridiculous nor trivial; if anything, such claims can tell us a great deal about the human mind if we pay them the attention they are due. Filled with light-bulb moments and a healthy dose of levity, The Science of Weird Shit is a clever, memorable, and gratifying listen you won't soon forget.

Author Bio

Chris French is Emeritus Professor and head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit in the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is coauthor, with Anna Stone, of Anomalistic Psychology: Exploring Paranormal Belief and Experience.