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    • Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    • By: Steven Novella, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Steven Novella
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
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    No skill is more important in today's world than being able to think about, understand, and act on information in an effective and responsible way. What's more, at no point in human history have we had access to so much information, with such relative ease, as we do in the 21st century. But because misinformation out there has increased as well, critical thinking is more important than ever. These 24 rewarding lectures equip you with the knowledge and techniques you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Same Material Different Title

    • By rkeinc on 09-21-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    • How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake
    • By: Steven Novella, Bob Novella - contributor, Cara Santa Maria - contributor, and others
    • Narrated by: Steven Novella
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is your map through this maze of modern life. Here Dr. Steven Novella and friends will explain the tenets of skeptical thinking and debunk some of the biggest scientific myths, fallacies, and conspiracy theories - from anti-vaccines to homeopathy, UFO sightings to N-rays. You'll learn the difference between science and pseudoscience, essential critical thinking skills, ways to discuss conspiracy theories with that crazy co-worker of yours, and how to combat sloppy reasoning, bad arguments, and superstitious thinking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Demon Haunted World 2.0

    • By Daniel Sean Osborne on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Understanding the Flaws and Fabrications of Memory

    • By: Steven Novella
    • Narrated by: Steven Novella
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Memory is tricky, to say the least. Here, unpack the vital role that memories - even inaccurate memories - play in critical thinking. Some of the many topics you’ll explore: how memory recall works; the roots of source amnesia; the inverse relationship between confidence and accuracy in a memory; and how memories can even be manufactured.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Science and the Supernatural

    • By: Steven Novella
    • Narrated by: Steven Novella
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What are we to make of “supernatural” issues such as the existence of ghosts and the possibility of miracles? Approach these and other topics from a critical thinker’s perspective. Along the way, examine the deeper issue at work here: what is - and what should be - the relationship between science and the belief in things we can’t see.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Far More Profound Than I'd Imagined

    • By Spencer on 02-19-18

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us

    • By: Steven Novella, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Steven Novella
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
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    In today's information age, medical myths are all around us. And using them to make decisions about your own health can be harmful. Even deadly. That's why it's critical to understand the accuracy of medical information and discover the truth about everyday health and well-being. That's the core of this important series of 24 eye-opening lectures from an acclaimed neurologist, educator, and science broadcaster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen for Anyone!

    • By Debbie on 06-09-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

    • How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake
    • By: Steven Novella
    • Narrated by: Steven Novella
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is your guide through this maze of modern life. It covers essential critical thinking skills as well as giving insight into how your brain works and how to avoid common pitfalls in thinking. They discuss the difference between science and pseudoscience, how to recognise common science news tropes, how to discuss conspiracy theories with that crazy colleague of yours and how to apply all of this to everyday life. As fascinating as it is entertaining, this enthralling audiobook is your essential guide to seeing through the fake news and media manipulation in our increasingly confusing world. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great follow-up to Sagan's Demon-Haunted World

    • By Csaba Turkosi on 10-07-18

    Regular price: $21.81