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No Sacred Cows : Investigating Myths, Cults, and the Supernatural (Paperback) (David G. Mcafee)

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While belief in religious supernatural claims is waning throughout the West, evidence suggests belief in nonreligious supernatural claims is on the rise. What explains this contradiction? How can a society with a falling belief in God have a rising belief in ghosts, psychic powers, ancient astronauts, and other supernatural or pseudo-scientific phenomena? Taking the same anthropological approach he employed in his notable studies of religion, atheist author and activist David G. McAfee turns his attention to nonreligious faith-based claims. Whether going undercover as a medium, getting tested at Scientology headquarters in Los Angeles, or interviewing celebrity paranormalists and famous skeptics, he leaves no stone unturned in his investigation. As in the case of religion, he finds an unwillingness among "believers" to critically examine their most closely held convictions. Only once individuals honestly assess their own sacred cows will they be able to ensure that their beliefs conform to the known facts?and that our decisions as a society are based on the best available evidence.
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Body + Mind + Spirit, Religion + Beliefs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Author: David G. Mcafee
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2017
TCIN: 51999027
UPC: 9781634311182
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-7935
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