The Demon-Haunted World

  • by Carl Sagan
  • Narrated by Cary Elwes, Seth MacFarlane
  • 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don''t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.
Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today''s so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms.
Introductory music from the original score for Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey composed by Alan Silvestri, used with permission from Cosmos Studios, Inc. and Chappers Music. All rights reserved. Special thanks to Fuzzy Planets, Inc.

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A light not dimmed

Excellent audio book of a great book from the much missed Carl Sagan. You must own this book.
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- andrew

Carl Sagan lives on.

A brilliant insight into how Sagan's mind worked. Here was a person who thought deeply about every aspect of human life. He found ways to give perspective and spread compassion whilst remaining committed to the idea that knowledge should be available for everybody, not just a select few. The Demon-Haunted World applies just as much today as when it was written.
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- R. Younis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-05-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio