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Giving The Devil His Due by Michael Shermer

Title Giving the Devil His Due
Author Michael Shermer
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2020-04-09
Category Political Science
Total Pages 366
ISBN 9781108489782
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Explores how free speech and open inquiry are integral to science, politics, and society for the survival and progress of our species.

Giving The Devil His Due by Michael Shermer

Title Giving the Devil his Due
Author Michael Shermer
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2021-08-31
Category Psychology
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1108747582
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Who is the 'Devil'? And what is he due? The Devil is anyone who disagrees with you. And what he is due is the right to speak his mind. He must have this for your own safety's sake because his freedom is inextricably tied to your own. If he can be censored, why shouldn't you be censored? If we put barriers up to silence 'unpleasant' ideas, what's to stop the silencing of any discussion? This book is a full-throated defense of free speech and open inquiry in politics, science, and culture by the New York Times bestselling author and skeptic Michael Shermer. The new collection of essays and articles takes the Devil by the horns by tackling five key themes: free thought and free speech, politics and society, scientific humanism, religion, and the ideas of controversial intellectuals. For our own sake, we must give the Devil his due.

Giving The Devil His Due by Michael Shermer

Title Giving the Devil his Due
Author Michael Shermer
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2020-04-09
Category Psychology
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781108800105
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Who is the 'Devil'? And what is he due? The Devil is anyone who disagrees with you. And what he is due is the right to speak his mind. He must have this for your own safety's sake because his freedom is inextricably tied to your own. If he can be censored, why shouldn't you be censored? If we put barriers up to silence 'unpleasant' ideas, what's to stop the silencing of any discussion? This book is a full-throated defense of free speech and open inquiry in politics, science, and culture by the New York Times bestselling author and skeptic Michael Shermer. The new collection of essays and articles takes the Devil by the horns by tackling five key themes: free thought and free speech, politics and society, scientific humanism, religion, and the ideas of controversial intellectuals. For our own sake, we must give the Devil his due.

Giving The Devil His Due by Jessica Hooten Wilson

Title Giving the Devil His Due
Author Jessica Hooten Wilson
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2017-02-28
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 156
ISBN 9781498291378
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Flannery O'Connor and Fyodor Dostoevsky shared a deep faith in Christ, which compelled them to tell stories that force readers to choose between eternal life and demonic possession. Their either-or extremism has not become more popular in the last fifty to a hundred years since these stories were first published, but it has become more relevant to a twenty-first-century culture in which the lukewarm middle ground seems the most comfortable place to dwell. Giving the Devil His Due walks through all of O'Connor's stories and looks closely at Dostoevsky's magnum opus The Brothers Karamazov to show that when the devil rules, all hell breaks loose. Instead of this kingdom of violence, O'Connor and Dostoevsky propose a kingdom of love, one that is only possible when the Lord again is king.

Giving The Devil His Due by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Title Giving the Devil His Due
Author Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021-10-05
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0823297896
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Heavens On Earth by Michael Shermer

Title Heavens on Earth
Author Michael Shermer
Publisher Henry Holt and Company
Release Date 2018-01-09
Category Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781627798563
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A scientific exploration into humanity’s obsession with the afterlife and quest for immortality from the bestselling author and skeptic Michael Shermer In his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans’ belief in life after death, focusing on recent scientific attempts to achieve immortality along with utopian attempts to create heaven on earth. For millennia, religions have concocted numerous manifestations of heaven and the afterlife, and though no one has ever returned from such a place to report what it is really like—or that it even exists—today science and technology are being used to try to make it happen in our lifetime. From radical life extension to cryonic suspension to mind uploading, Shermer considers how realistic these attempts are from a proper skeptical perspective. Heavens on Earth concludes with an uplifting paean to purpose and progress and how we can live well in the here-and-now, whether or not there is a hereafter.

Skeptic by Michael Shermer

Title Skeptic
Author Michael Shermer
Publisher Henry Holt and Company
Release Date 2016-01-12
Category Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781627791397
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Collected essays from bestselling author Michael Shermer's celebrated columns in Scientific American For fifteen years, bestselling author Michael Shermer has written a column in Scientific American magazine that synthesizes scientific concepts and theory for a general audience. His trademark combination of deep scientific understanding and entertaining writing style has thrilled his huge and devoted audience for years. Now, in Skeptic, seventy-five of these columns are available together for the first time; a welcome addition for his fans and a stimulating introduction for new readers.

Jonah Hex 2010 1 by Justin Gray

Title Jonah Hex 2010 1
Author Justin Gray
Publisher DC Comics
Release Date 2010-06-23
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 22
ISBN PKEY:T0931400010101
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Saddle up and ride shotgun with the original bad man of the Wild West during an age of plunder, greed and lawlessness. When a millionaire's only son is kidnapped, Hex is called on to track down and recover the boy. But a simple missing-person case turns into a hunt for vengeance as Hex unleashes his special brand of justice on the unsuspecting culprits.

Give The Devil His Due by Sulari Gentill

Title Give the Devil His Due
Author Sulari Gentill
Publisher Pantera Press
Release Date 2015-11-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781921997587
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Rowland Sinclair is invited to take his yellow Mercedes onto the Maroubra Speedway, popularly known as the Killer Track, he agrees without caution or reserve. But then people start to die... The body of a journalist covering the race is found in a House of Horrors, an English blueblood with Blackshirt affiliations is killed on the race track... and it seems that someone has Rowland in their sights. A strange young reporter preoccupied with black magic, a mysterious vagabond, an up-and-coming actor by the name of Flynn, and ruthless bookmakers all add mayhem to the mix. With danger presenting at every turn, and the brakes long since disengaged, Rowland Sinclair hurtles towards disaster with an artist, a poet and brazen sculptress along for the ride.

The Science Of Good And Evil by Michael Shermer

Title The Science of Good and Evil
Author Michael Shermer
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2005-01-02
Category Psychology
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781429996754
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From bestselling author Michael Shermer, an investigation of the evolution of morality that is "a paragon of popularized science and philosophy" The Sun (Baltimore) A century and a half after Darwin first proposed an "evolutionary ethics," science has begun to tackle the roots of morality. Just as evolutionary biologists study why we are hungry (to motivate us to eat) or why sex is enjoyable (to motivate us to procreate), they are now searching for the very nature of humanity. In The Science of Good and Evil, science historian Michael Shermer explores how humans evolved from social primates to moral primates; how and why morality motivates the human animal; and how the foundation of moral principles can be built upon empirical evidence. Along the way he explains the implications of scientific findings for fate and free will, the existence of pure good and pure evil, and the development of early moral sentiments among the first humans. As he closes the divide between science and morality, Shermer draws on stories from the Yanamamö, infamously known as the "fierce people" of the tropical rain forest, to the Stanford studies on jailers' behavior in prisons. The Science of Good and Evil is ultimately a profound look at the moral animal, belief, and the scientific pursuit of truth.

Science Friction by Michael Shermer

Title Science Friction
Author Michael Shermer
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2010-04-01
Category Science
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1429900881
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bestselling author Michael Shermer delves into the unknown, from heretical ideas about the boundaries of the universe to Star Trek's lessons about chance and time A scientist pretends to be a psychic for a day-and fools everyone. An athlete discovers that good-luck rituals and getting into "the zone" may, or may not, improve his performance. A historian decides to analyze the data to see who was truly responsible for the Bounty mutiny. A son explores the possiblities of alternative and experimental medicine for his cancer-ravaged mother. And a skeptic realizes that it is time to turn the skeptical lens onto science itself. In each of the fourteen essays in Science Friction, psychologist and science historian Michael Shermer explores the very personal barriers and biases that plague and propel science, especially when scientists push against the unknown. What do we know and what do we not know? How does science respond to controversy, attack, and uncertainty? When does theory become accepted fact? As always, Shermer delivers a thought-provoking, fascinating, and entertaining view of life in the scientific age.

Why Darwin Matters by Michael Shermer

Title Why Darwin Matters
Author Michael Shermer
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2007-04-01
Category Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1429900903
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A creationist-turned-scientist demonstrates the facts of evolution and exposes Intelligent Design's real agenda Science is on the defensive. Half of Americans reject the theory of evolution and "Intelligent Design" campaigns are gaining ground. Classroom by classroom, creationism is overthrowing biology. In Why Darwin Matters, bestselling author Michael Shermer explains how the newest brand of creationism appeals to our predisposition to look for a designer behind life's complexity. Shermer decodes the scientific evidence to show that evolution is not "just a theory" and illustrates how it achieves the design of life through the bottom-up process of natural selection. Shermer, once an evangelical Christian and a creationist, argues that Intelligent Design proponents are invoking a combination of bad science, political antipathy, and flawed theology. He refutes their pseudoscientific arguments and then demonstrates why conservatives and people of faith can and should embrace evolution. He then appraises the evolutionary questions that truly need to be settled, building a powerful argument for science itself. Cutting the politics away from the facts, Why Darwin Matters is an incisive examination of what is at stake in the debate over evolution.

Title Why People Believe Weird Things
Author Michael Shermer
Publisher Holt Paperbacks
Release Date 2002-09-01
Category Science
Total Pages 384
ISBN 1429996765
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Revised and Expanded Edition. In this age of supposed 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 popular superstitions and prejudices, with more than 80,000 copies in print, Why People Believe Weird Things debunks these nonsensical claims and explores the very human reasons people find otherworldly phenomena, conspiracy theories, and cults so appealing. In an entirely new chapter, "Why Smart People Believe in Weird Things," Michael Shermer takes on science luminaries like physicist Frank Tippler and others, who hide their spiritual beliefs behind the trappings of science. Shermer, science historian and true crusader, also reveals the more dangerous side of such illogical thinking, including Holocaust denial, the recovered-memory movement, the satanic ritual abuse scare, and other modern crazes. Why People Believe Strange Things is an eye-opening resource for the most gullible among us and those who want to protect them.

Denying History by Michael Shermer

Title Denying History
Author Michael Shermer
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 2009-04-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 360
ISBN 0520944097
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Denying History takes a bold and in-depth look at those who say the Holocaust never happened and explores the motivations behind such claims. While most commentators have dismissed the Holocaust deniers as antisemitic neo-Nazi thugs who do not deserve a response, historians Michael Shermer and Alex Grobman have immersed themselves in the minds and culture of these Holocaust "revisionists." In the process, they show how we can be certain that the Holocaust happened and, for that matter, how we can confirm any historical event. This edition is expanded with a new chapter and epilogue examining current, shockingly mainstream revisionism.

The Devil And Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benét

Title The Devil and Daniel Webster
Author Stephen Vincent Benét
Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release Date 2015-04-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 31
ISBN 9781473374096
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This early work by Stephen Vincent Benét was originally published in 1937 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Devil and Daniel Webster' is a short story about a successful lawyer who believes you can win your soul back from the devil. Stephen Vincent Benét was born on 22nd July 1898 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States. Benét was an accomplished writer at an early age, having had his first book published at 17 and submitting his third volume of poetry in lieu of a thesis for his degree. During his time at Yale, he was an influential figure at the 'Yale Lit' literary magazine, and a fellow member of the Elizabethan Club. Benét was also a part-time contributor for the early Time Magazine. Benét's best known works are the book-length narrative poem American Civil War, John Brown's Body (1928), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and two short stories, The Devil and Daniel Webster (1936) and By the Waters of Babylon (1937). Benét won a second Pulitzer Prize posthumously for his unfinished poem Western Star in 1944.

Giving The Devil His Due by Kenneth Bragan

Title Giving the Devil His Due
Author Kenneth Bragan
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2009-01-01
Category Child sexual abuse
Total Pages 143
ISBN 187744877X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Christchurch Civic Crèche case in which Peter Ellis was convicted of the sexual abuse of children in his care, smoulders in the public mind. - Was justice done? - Did demonic fears influence the judgement of professionals and others involved? - Did scapegoating play a part? Important questions - because false accusations damage the innocent, feed public hysteria and affect many lives. There were many dark sides to the Civic Crèche case; this book deepens our understanding of why it all happened, so such events are less likely to occur again.

The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer

Title The Believing Brain
Author Michael Shermer
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2011-05-24
Category Psychology
Total Pages 400
ISBN 1429972610
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Believing Brain is bestselling author Michael Shermer's comprehensive and provocative theory on how beliefs are born, formed, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished. In this work synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist, historian of science, and the world's best-known skeptic Michael Shermer upends the traditional thinking about how humans form beliefs about the world. Simply put, beliefs come first and explanations for beliefs follow. The brain, Shermer argues, is a belief engine. From sensory data flowing in through the senses, the brain naturally begins to look for and find patterns, and then infuses those patterns with meaning. Our brains connect the dots of our world into meaningful patterns that explain why things happen, and these patterns become beliefs. Once beliefs are formed the brain begins to look for and find confirmatory evidence in support of those beliefs, which accelerates the process of reinforcing them, and round and round the process goes in a positive-feedback loop of belief confirmation. Shermer outlines the numerous cognitive tools our brains engage to reinforce our beliefs as truths. Interlaced with his theory of belief, Shermer provides countless real-world examples of how this process operates, from politics, economics, and religion to conspiracy theories, the supernatural, and the paranormal. Ultimately, he demonstrates why science is the best tool ever devised to determine whether or not a belief matches reality.

Giving The Devil His Due by Michael Lorenz

Title Giving the Devil His Due
Author Michael Lorenz
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2002
Category American newspapers
Total Pages 448
ISBN OCLC:51645053
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Giving The Body Its Due by Maxine Sheets-Johnstone

Title Giving the Body Its Due
Author Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 1992-01-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 233
ISBN 079140997X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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These essays bring together disciplinary understandings of what it is to be the bodies we are. In its own way, each essay calls into question certain culturally-embedded ways of valuing the body which deride or ignore its role in making us human. These ways have remained virtually unchanged since Descartes in the seventeenth century first sharply divided mind--a thinking substance, from the body--an extended substance. The legacy of this Cartesian metaphysics has been to reduce the body by turns to a static assemblage of parts and to a dumb show of movement. It has both divided the fundamental integrity of creaturely life and depreciated the role of the living body in knowing and making sense of the world, in learning, in the creative arts, and in self- and interpersonal understandings. The living sense of the body and its capacity for sense-making have indeed been blotted out by top-heavy concerns with brains, minds, and language, as if these existed without a body. It is this conception of the body as mere handmaiden to the privileged that the contributors to this book challenge. By the evidence they bring forward, they help restore what is properly due the body since Descartes convinced us that mind and body are separate, and that mind is the primary value. Moreover, they help to elucidate what is properly due the body since the more recent twentieth-century western emphasis upon vision effectively reduced the richness of the affective and tactile-kinesthetic body--the body of felt experience--to a simple sum of sensations. Dominant themes that run throughout the essays and that call our attention to the living sense of the body and its capacity for sense-making are: wholeness, the capacity for self-healing, cultural histories of the body, pan-cultural bodily invariants, thinking, emotions, and the body's wisdom. In the end, these themes show that giving the body its due means forging a metaphysics that upholds the truths of experience.