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Hoaxes, myths, and manias : why we need critical thinking / Robert E. Bartholomew, Benjamin Radford.

Author/Creator:
Bartholomew, Robert E.
Publication:
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2003.
Format/Description:
Book
229 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Critical thinking -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Critical thinking -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Medical subjects:
Thinking.
Problem Solving.
Contents:
pt. 1. The broad picture
1. Why develop a critical eye
pt. 2. The American picture
2. Was there really a Martian panic in 1938
3. The Roswell "flying saucer" crash of 1947
4. The Mad Gasser of Mattoon : press creation of an imaginary criminal
5. New England's great airship hoax
pt. 3. The cross-cultural picture
6. What is normal
7. Latah : strange mental disorder or exotic custom
8. Exploring tolerance : religious devoutness or bizarre ritual
9. Genital-shrinking scares
pt. 4. The historical picture
10. The dancing mania of the middle ages
11. The jumping Frenchmen of Maine
12. The birthplace of the flying saucer
13. England's black helicopters
14. India' monkey man mania
15. How to recognize mass delusions.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Radford, Benjamin, 1970-
Other format:
Online version: Bartholomew, Robert E. Hoaxes, myths, and manias.
ISBN:
1591020484
9781591020486
OCLC:
50773207
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