"The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis." - Dalai Lama
The Meaning of It All
Many appreciate Richard P. Feynman’s contributions to 20th-century physics, but few realize how engaged he was with the world around him—how deeply and thoughtfully he considered the religious, political, and social issues of his day.
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
Carl Sagan muses on the current state of scientific thought, and entertain with his own childhood experiences, the newspaper morgues, UFO stories, and the assorted flotsam and jetsam of pseudoscience. Along the way he debunks alien abduction, faith-healing, and channeling, and provides a “baloney detection kit”.
The True Believer
Completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today, The True Believer is a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.
Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns and other Delusions
In this book, Randi explores and exposes the outrageous deception that has been promoted widely in the media. Unafraid to call researchers to account for their failures and impostures, Randi tells us that we have been badly served by scientists who have failed to follow the procedures required by their training and traditions.
Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens
A collection of essays by the late noted atheist, author and intellectual Christopher Hitchens. These are simply a fantastic read.
Why People Believe Weird Things
In this age of scientific enlightenment, many people still believe in mind reading, past-life regression theory, New Age hokum, and alien abduction. A no-holds-barred assault on superstition and prejudices, this book debunks these claims and explores the reasons people find otherworldly phenomena, conspiracy theories, and cults so appealing.