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How to Think About Weird Things 1: Introduction

05/09/2013

Short chapter lays out the aims of the book: “how to find answers for yourself” (2).

“We give you the essential guides to weighing evidence and drawing well-founded conclusions. . . we show why these principles are so powerful. . . and why they’re good whys to begin with- why the’yre more reliable guides for discovering what’s true and real than any alternatives” (3).

There’s a good sampling of a lot of “weird things” from ESP to homeopathy. Looks like a good introduction to capital “S” Skepticism. I’m wondering if they’ll show what makes something “weird.” Low prior probability given our current publicly accessible background evidence? That’s all I can really think of.

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