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The Most Recommended Skeptics Books - From Skeptic Mag

The Most Recommended Skeptics Books - From Skeptic Mag

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The Most Recommended Skeptics Books - From Skeptic Mag

Here are the results of our recent e-Skeptic hotline request for the most
recommended skeptics books. It is broken down into (1) The Top Ten, (2)
Multiple nominations, (3) Jr. Skeptic recommendations, (4) single
nominations, (5) commentary on some of the titles provided by readers.

Please note: This is not an attempt to list the "most important" books, or
the books that had the greatest impact. We were after those books that people
recommend to others to read, or that professors assign to their students to
read. These lists are meant to supplement the Baloney Detection Kit, that
includes course syllabi for professors and recommended reading lists. About
300 people responded to the request.

We would like to have a few more children's and young adult's book
recommendations, so if you can think of any not listed here please e-mail
them to skepticmag@aol.com, subject heading "JR. SKEPTIC BOOKS"

**ALSO WAY BELOW THIS LIST FIND:
List #2: Books about Humanist Ideas Suitable for Primary Students
The Most Recommended Skeptics Books - From Skeptic Mag

Here are the results of our recent e-Skeptic hotline request for the most
recommended skeptics books. It is broken down into (1) The Top Ten, (2)
Multiple nominations, (3) Jr. Skeptic recommendations, (4) single
nominations, (5) commentary on some of the titles provided by readers.

Please note: This is not an attempt to list the "most important" books, or
the books that had the greatest impact. We were after those books that people
recommend to others to read, or that professors assign to their students to
read. These lists are meant to supplement the Baloney Detection Kit, that
includes course syllabi for professors and recommended reading lists. About
300 people responded to the request.

We would like to have a few more children's and young adult's book
recommendations, so if you can think of any not listed here please e-mail
them to skepticmag@aol.com, subject heading "JR. SKEPTIC BOOKS"

**ALSO WAY BELOW THIS LIST FIND:
List #2: Books about Humanist Ideas Suitable for Primary Students

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hotline request for the most recommended skeptics books. It is broken down into (1) The Top Ten, (2) Multiple nominations, (3) Jr. Skeptic recommendations, (4) single nominations, (5) commentary on some of the titles provided by readers. Please note: This is not an attempt to list the "most important" books, or the books that had the greatest impact. We were after those books that people recommend to others to read, or that professors assign to their students to read. These lists are meant to supplement the Baloney Detection Kit, that includes course syllabi for professors and recommended reading lists. About 300 people responded to the request. We would like to have a few more children's and young adult's book recommendations, so if you can think of any not listed here please e-mail them to skepticmag@aol.com, subject heading "JR. SKEPTIC BOOKS" **ALSO WAY BELOW THIS LIST FIND: List #2: Books about Humanist Ideas Suitable for Primary Students --------------------------------------------THE TOP TEN (with number of votes): 1. The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan 42 2. Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer 29 3. Flim Flam!: Psychics, ESP, Unicorns and Other Delusions by James Randi 21 4. Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science by Martin Gardner 10 5. How to Think About Weird Things by Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn 10 6. The Faith Healers by James Randi 8 7. How We Believe by Michael Shermer 8 8. The New Age: Notes of a Fringe Watcher by Martin Gardner 6 9. The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould 4 10. Voodoo Science: The Road From Foolishness to Fraud by Robert L. Park 4 --------------------------------------------Receiving multiple nominations (alphabetical by title within identical vote categories): Asimov's Guide To The Bible by Isaac Asimov 3 Atheism: The Case Against God by George H. Smith 3 Dumbth: The Lost Art of Thinking by Steve Allen 3 Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology by Kenneth L. Feder 3 How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff 3 Inevitable Illusions by Massimo Piatelli-Palmarini: How Mistakes of Reason Rule Our Minds 3 Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy & its Consequences by John Allen Paulos 3 Science on Trial by Douglas Futuyma 3 The Tower of Babel by Robert Pennock 3 Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins 3 Why I am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell 3 The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski 2 Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition by Stuart A. Vyse 2 Cosmos by Carl Sagan 2 Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural by James Randi 2

Maybe Wrong by Dan Barker 2 Alexander Fox and the Amazing Mind Reader The Encyclopedia Brown Books by Donald J. and Bogus by Martin Gardner 2 Uncommon Sense: The Heretical Nature of Science by Alan Cromer 2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------The Most Recommended Jr. 1795 Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to puzzle and delight by Martin Gardner Aha! Insight by Martin Gardner Anomalistic Psychology: A Study of Magical Thinking by Leonard Zusne and Warren Jones Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstader Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking by M. Maybe No by Dan Barker 2 Maybe Right. by Steve Allen Billions and Billions by Carl Sagan The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins Can You Win? The Real Odds for Casino Gambling. Abraham Kovoor The Bermuda Triangle Mystery: Solved by Larry Kusche Bible Prophecy: Failure or Fulfillment? by Tim Callahan Bible. 1 & 2. Ruchlis and S. Skeptic Books: How We Know What Isn't So by Thomas Gilovich 5 Just Pretend by Dan Barker 2 Maybe Yes. Oddo Cold Fusion: The Scientific Fiasco of the Century by John Huizenga Contact by Carl Sagan The Copernican Revolution by Thomas Kuhn . Baum Wonder Workers by Joe Nickell ------------------------------------------------------------------------Receiving One Recommendation (alphabetical by title): Abusing Science by Philip Kitcher The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine. Sports Betting.Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay 2 Gospel Fictions by Randel Helms 2 The Health Robbers by Stephen Barrett 2 How to Think Straight About Psychology by Keith Stanovich 2 Influence: The Psychology Of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini 2 In Search Of The Light: The Adventures of a Parapsychologist by Susan Blackmore 2 Letters to the Earth by Mark Twain 2 Losing Faith In Faith by Dan Barker 2 A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos 2 The Night is Large: Collected Essays 1938-1995 by Martin Gardner 2 On the Wild Side by Martin Gardner 2 The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard Feynman 2 Science: Good. and Lotteries by Mike Orkin The Case Against Creationism by Phillip Kitcher Chicken Soup for the Damned Soul by Ed Babinski Clear Thinking: A Practical Introduction by H. Sobel How Do You Know Its True? by Hy Ruklis The Magic Detectives by Joe Nickell UFOs by Philip Klass The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Neil Browne The Astonishing Hypothesis by Francis Crick The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner Begone Godmen by Dr. L. Religion and Morality Vol. Bad.

Laing The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan Dreams of a Final Theory by Steven Weinberg Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt Encounters of the Paranormal edited by Kendrick Frazier The Encyclopedia of Bible Errancy by C. Dennis McKinsey Encyclopedia of Evolution by Richard Milner The End of Science by John Horgan ESP: A Scientific Evaluation by C. Capaldi Hystories by Elaine Showalter Is It God's Word? by Joseph Wheless. Fischer The Natural History of Nonsense by Bergen B.D. Buckman and K. Galileo's Revenge by Peter William Huber The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence by Gavin de Becker Godel. Smith The Meaning of it All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist by Richard Feynman The Mind of the Bible Believer by Edmund D. Escher. as The Art of Deception) by N. Schumaker Critiques of God (edited) by Peter Angeles. John Canti (Translator) Mysterious Realms by Joe Nickell with John F. 1926 The Jesus Mysteries by Freke Leaps of Faith by Nicholas Humphrey Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life by Howard Kahane The Logic of Failure: Recognizing and Avoiding Error in Complex Situations by Dietrich Dorner Looking For a Miracle by Joe Nickell Madam Blavatsky's Baboon by Peter Washington Madness on the Couch by Edward Dolnick The Magic Animal by Philip Wylie Magic or Medicine?: An Investigation of Healing and Healers by R. Evans .E. 1930 The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: A Translation and Commentary on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika by Jay L Garfield. Bach by Douglas Hofstadtler The Golden Bough by James Frazer Grammatical Man by Jeremy Campbell Great and Desperate Cures: The Rise and Decline of Psychosurgery and Other Radical Treatments for Mental Illness by Elliot S. and Evolution by James P.M. Machines. Horgan The Monk and the Philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life by Jean Francois Revel. Hansel Ever Since Darwin by Stephen Jay Gould Evolution and The Myth of Creationism by Tim M. Valenstein House of Cards by Robyn Dawes How to Play With Your Food by Penn and Teller How to Watch TV News by Neil Postman How to Win Every Argument (also pub. Cults in America by Willa Appel Darwin's Ghost by Steven Jones Denying History by Michael Shermer The Diseasing of America by Stanton Peele The Divided Self by R. Sabbagh A Magician Among the Spiritualists by Harry Houdini Making Us Crazy--DSM: The Psychiatric Bible and the Creation of Mental Disorders by Herb Kutchins and Stuart A. Berra The Extinct Cognitive Christian by D. Kirk Man and His Gods by Homer W. Boening The Final Superstition by Joseph Daleiden Finding Darwin=92s God by Kenneth Miller Forgery In Christianity by Joseph Wheless. Cohen Mind. Matthieu Ricard.The Corruption of Reality by John F.

Quine and J. Michael Persinger Religion Without Revelation by Julian Huxley The Mask of Nostradamus by James Randi In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity by Daniel J. Satanic Panic by Victor Frank The Satiricon: Creationism Bashed by Robert S. Lee Bowie The Undiscovered Mind by John Horgan The Untamed Tongue.V. and Anthropology: A Guide to Critical Thinking by James Lett Secrets of the Supernatural by Joe Nickell and John F. S. Gould The Web of Belief by W. Fischer Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Skeptics and True Believers by Chet Raymo The Skeptics Annotated Bible Skeptics Dictionary by Bob Carroll--available only on the internet. ed. Cannavo Thinking Critically About New Age Ideas by William Gray Trancendental Temptation by Paul Kurtz The True Believer by Eric Hoffer The Truth about Uri Geller by James Randi Twenty Questions by G. Mackiel Readings in the Philosophical Problems in Parapsychology.J.J. Larson Surely You're Joking by Richard Feynman Tales of the Rational: Skeptical Essays About Nature and Science by Massimo Pigliucci Teaching Thinking by E. Chalmers Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Elliot Friedman Who Wrote the Gospels? by Randel Helms Why Christianity must Change or Die by John Shelby Spong ------------------------------------------------------------------------COMMENTARY ON BOOKS (alphabetical by title) Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight by Martin Gardner . Reason. De Bono Think to Win: The Power of Logic in Everyday Life by S. Hazen and James Trefil Science. Berger and Thomas Luckmann Stealing Jesus: How Fundamentalism Betrays Christianity by Bruce Bawer The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn Summer of the Gods by Edward J. Dietz Saving the Bible from Fundamentalism by John Shelby Spong Science and Pseudoscience by Terence Hines Science Matters by Robert M. Hewitt and Peter Lorie Not Necessarily the New Age by Martin Gardner The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin Paradigms Lost by John L. Ullian What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard Feynman What If Everything You Always Knew About AIDS Was Wrong? by Christine Maggiore What is This Thing Called Science? by A. Casti Pseudoscience and the Paranormal by Terence Hines A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Kevles Nostradamus: The End of the Millennium by V. F.Our Kind by Marvin Harris The Passover Plot by Hugh Schonfield Physiological Bases of God Beliefs by Dr. by Antony Flew The Real Roswell Crashed-Saucer Coverrup by Philip Klass Reason and Culture by Ernest Gellner The Relativity of Wrong by Isaac Asimov Robert G Ingersoll--44 Lectures Complete. also by Thomas Szasz An Urchin in the Storm by S. The Social Construction of Reality by Peter L.

. but it does challenge much of the prevailing intellectual laziness that prevents us from thinking critically. The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski "Because it provides an overall prespective on the importance of reason in the historical development of mankind." Aha! Insight by Martin Gardner "A book to hone thinking skills and enjoy it at the same time. goes beyond the task of debunking the latest fad of the credulous. activities and social significance of cults."Fun paradoxes to make you think." Darwin's Ghost by Steven Jones "Very readable reworking of Darwin's Origin in light of current research. for me anyway it introduced me to skepticism by way of great story with compelling ideas. in future." The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner "This book illustrates how scientists are methodically uncovering the very concrete nature of natural selection and genetic foundations of behavior. an absolute must." Contact by Carl Sagan "Because. after reading Contact I was left hungry for more.." The End of Science and The Undiscovered Mind by John Horgan "These two books will challenge a skeptic's ability to take critical thinking skills right into the scientific enterprise . and they presage the debates that will engage a skeptical community that. the same fads and fallacies are still around in new (or even the same old) guises. Treatments based on pseudosciencecan be dangerous." The Bermuda Triangle Mystery: Solved by Larry Kusche "Beautiful job of showing how legands develop by ignoring data or never checking it as well as selective reporting. thereby helping people recognise and resist these techniques when they are inflicted on them. Ruchlis and S." "Because. ." The Diseasing of America by Stanton Peele "Peele debunks assumptions about addiction and the potential harm done by treatments based on these assumptions. It also describes the indoctrination and recovery psychological process very well. And it's just as relevant now as it was when it first written decades ago. Can scientists take a dose of their own medicine?" Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science by Martin Gardner "This has got to be the best all-time. Oddo "A good text suitable for bright high school students or college freshmen." Clear thinking: A practical introduction by H. Beautifully written." Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstader "Not technically a critical thinking book." "This book had a profound effect on my life. An Excellent introduction to real world critical thinking. All of it is still relevant. Great book!" The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan "As you know." Cults in America by Willa Appel "Because it is a concise report of the techniques.

" How to Play With Your Food by Penn and Teller." "Should be required reading for high school students. often funny." "The best introduction to skepticism and critical thinking available. Unicorns and Other Delusions by James Randi "A masterful demonstration of the wizard at work showing up the tricksters who would scam us. ESP." The God Particle by Leon Lederman "What Hawking does for cosmology." Inevitable Illusions by M. "A lot of fun and gives some insight into how humans percieve things. with social and political consequences resounding for decades." Flim Flam!: Psychics. since it's relevant beyond psychology. and has the distinction of having converted me to skeptical thinking (as an undergrad fifteen years ago)." In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity by Daniel J. Lederman does for particle physics (while having you in stiches!)" The Golden Bough by James Frazer "The book I have routinely given as a gift. Kevles "Terrific book. but still a cornerstone of modern skepticism. Valenstein "Another classic case study of science mis-used. terribly pertinent in the year 2001 and the age of the Human Genome Project." How to Think Straight About Psychology by Keith Stanovich "This one's ideal. It is absolutely essential for understanding the origins of religion." "Because it shows us how failures in reason are inherent to the mechanism of our mind." "This is a great resource for exploring the most common and pervasive cognitive errors that cause even very smart people to believe weird things. an older book that is easy to read." How We Believe by Michael Shermer "Another good study from Shermer on the nature of belief. and how being educated and/or intelligent is no defense against these errors in reason. is geared toward students." "A down to earth on the front lines kind of book." How to Win Every Argument by N. This is the book that introduced me to the counter-intuitive nature of Bayes' Law. with an immediacy that senior-level high school students could appreciate." How to Think About Weird Things by Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn "But of course: a new 'classic." Great and Desperate Cures: The Rise and Decline of Psychosurgery and Other Radical Treatments for Mental Illness by Elliot S. and will still open the eyes of many teenagers. about the social and personal consequences of badly done . Still available under its original title The Art of Deception from Prometheus Books. with emphasis on religious belief." "Has a popular tone and exposes a good many of the more popular scams. The perils of poorly-done medical science.This is what got me started back in the late late 1950s. Piattelli-Palmarini "A convincing look at some of the ways our brains have evolved to our disadvantage in making important decisions.' and very readable. Definitely a 'reactive' book. Capaldi "A good introductory text in learning to reason and argue better.

and his short story about the General Operations Director (GOD) looking at the Work Order Review Document (WORD) is a hilarious satire. Kirk." Physiological Bases of God Beliefs by Dr. I think." . His arguments for evolution and nuclear energy are as cogent (and accessible to a lay person) as I've ever read. Sabbagh "A lesser known book on the common elements of orthodox medicine and alternative medicine and why complementary/alternative medicine continues to find adherents despite a lack of rigorous scientific underpinning. Machines. and a couple autobiographical pieces. "Kirk and Kutchins demonstrate the lack of validity and reliability in this book. Madness on the Couch by Edward Dolnick "The best recent expose of the follies of Freudian theory and the humbug surrounding psychoanalysis." Mind." The Night is Large: Collected Essays 1938-1995 by Martin Gardner "Gardner's great thoughts on just about everything. readable. up to the late 1980s. Horgan "It contains a number of (fictional) short stories." The Passover Plot by Hugh Schonfield "An excellent book to awaken students understanding as to how historic times & events set the stage for the formation of rebel leaders masquerading as religious messengers of God. They describe how politics.science. In these lectures (the third in particular) he points out the need for the scientific worldview. and Evolution by James P. Buckman and K." Magic or Medicine?: An Investigation of Healing and Healers by R. (non-fictional) essays. and masterful treatment of creationism. not science determines who is mentally sick and who is not." The Monk and the Philosopher : A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life by Jean Francois Revel. Michael Persinger "Tremendous book!" Science on Trial by Douglas Futuyma "This is a short. Matthieu Ricard." The Meaning of it All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist by Richard Feynman "Nobody expressed himself more clearly than Feynman. Everyone should read this at some point in their education." The Mask of Nostradamus by James Randi "Anything by James Randi because his books are just fun to read!" A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos "A useful book which encourages us to think more carefully about the 'facts' and stories we read. John Canti (Translator) "Where a French skeptic philosopher takes on his own son who gave up a promising career as a microbiologist to become Buddhist monk!" The New Age: Notes of a Fringe Watcher by Martin Gardner "Entertaining and devastating look at some of the more popular weird beliefs and crazes.this should have its own category." "Best response to creationists -." Making Us Crazy DSM: The Psychiatric Bible and the Creation of Mental Disorders by Herb Kutchins and Stuart A.

particularly good for its treatment of Intelligent Design nonsense. The True Believer by Eric Hoffer "It confronts the idea that ALL mass movements and social movements are born out of unhealthy constructs.Science.V. De Bono "Takes the view that thinking is a teachable skill." Teaching Thinking by E. Logic. Lett invents the acronym FiLCHeRS to help in remembering the '6 Rules of Critical Thinking' (Falsifiability. I give it a 5 star rating: it provided a background and framework that allowed me to merge many similar works into a coherent whole. Ullian "It doesn't get clearer than this. are a less-technical and more personal side of the discussion to balance out the avalanche of unsupportable 'science' that threatens to bury us all. These movements then go about remaking society. top of the list. Ms. Example: 'Believing is a disposition to respond in certain ways when the appropriate issue arises. history. they appeal to emotion over logic. and Sufficiency) -. Very high recommend." Tales of the Rational: Skeptical Essays About Nature and Science by Massimo Pigliucci "A stimulating coverage of many skeptical topics. With numerous scientific journal references." . I like it because it's short. Everyone should read it. 100 class (Knowledge and Reality). Replicability. concise. Reason." The Tower of Babel by Robert Pennock "A longer more detailed dismantling of creationism than the preceding. I have enjoyed excerpts and found them very useful indeed. S." Thinking Critically About New Age Ideas by William Gray "The best book I've found for use in my Freshman Phil. and presents ways to do it." What If Everything You Always Knew About AIDS Was Wrong? by Christine Maggiore "This book attempts to deconstruct the numerous pseudo-science AIDS theories we have all been lulled into accepting courtesy of the most extensive and expensive propaganda campaign in U. and not often seen on lists. and Anthropology: A Guide to Critical Thinking by James Lett "Although I have not read the entire book." The Web of Belief by W. Recommended because it gives a skeptical view to the oft-quoted idea of safety-in-numbers which always triggers in me the laughable slogan 'Ten million Elvis fans can't be wrong!" Uncommon Sense: The Heretical Nature of Science by Alan Cromer "This book is terrific. interesting and thorough.this would work well I think in a course). Her personal experiences. Maggiore attempts to lead the reader to be skeptical of all things AIDS." The Untamed Tongue by Thomas Szasz "This is an easy and entertaining read that covers a wide range of subjects. and those of many others who question AIDS theories and refuse to swallow the popularly-sold toxic AIDS meds. Our Right to Drugs. to serve their newly-found epiphanies. and its laws. Honesty. Comprehensiveness.S. also by Szasz challenges ideas about drugs and drug laws in the same rigorous and rational way that he challenges the very concept of mental illness in The Myth of Mental Illness. Quine and J. most often to the long-range detriment of their own followers and society at large. and swell their ranks with the weakest not the strongest members of society.

like Sagan. religious promotion." ============================================================================ List #2: Books about Humanist Ideas Suitable for Primary Students Even though these books may not use the word "humanism" they do explain some of what Humanists believe. -----"The Tree of Life: The Wonders of Evolution". The book is scientifically accurate and quite simply explained but these are har d concepts and are unlikely to be grasped by young children without help. Every double page is a tonal picture with a little text . science and reas on. also very entertaining and focused on the implications of history for modern religious dogma. and how to think more clearly about them. 'appeared'. and it gives an indication that the boo k is about the origin of life rather than the origin of humans. 'creatures'. reviewed by Ann Young February 2009 Note to parents: evolution is the way to explain the wonder of our human and the world's existence. 'millions'. 'dividing'. ". 'microscopic'. Buffalo. 14228-2197. 'occured'. in 1993. religions. 'primates'. a central concept wit .Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Elliot Friedman "The most accessible book of historical scholarship on this subject that I have ever read. enjoyable and still communicates the point very well. ' represented'. A booklet with black and white pictures explaining about myths. 59 John Glenn Drive Amherst. 'flickering'. It ends by urging the reader to think. ' reproduce'.all shades of grey. Early humans covered with hair appear in one picture on the second last page. Childr en of about 8 or 9 should be able to understand most of it. 'torrents'. New York." "Extremely readable. --TOPIC: God? ___________ What About Gods by Chris Brockman Prometheus Books.. Note this phrase by David Edwards writing in the Internation al Humanist News February 2009 published by the IHEU. 'conditions'.. Shermer seems to write in a way that most people can understand and relate to. 1978. 'continents'. There are some long words like 'evoluti on'." Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer "Because. 'marvellous'. Ellen Jackson was a kindergarten teacher and has written this book which little children will enjoy having read to them. 'amphibians'." "Excellent introduction to some of the major irrational beliefs held by many today. 'splashed'. th at reflects the time spans of evolution. By Ellen Jackson Published by Prometheus Books. and 'weapons' so a little help will probably be needed by younger children. NY.

hin Darwin's synthesis is the emergence of complex behaviour from simple systems " [our emphasis]. by Dan Barker Prometheus Books. Amherst. With black and white pictures. Madison. 59 John Glenn Drive. -----Just Pretend: a freethought book for children. Abbey's Bookshops carry a few titl es and are willing to order specific titles for you. death. by Dan Barker Prometheus Books. 2001.O. by Dan Barker Freedom From Religion Foundation. This books sh ows the mistakes these people are making in the way they think. 1990 A black and white comic book telling how a young Skeptic investigates a haunted house. Human . 14228-2197. Hard cover. --TOPIC: Reasoning _________________ The Philosophers' Club by Christopher Phillips and illustrated by Kim Doner. be fair. respect the rights of others. P. Humanism is having reasons but religions are about having faith or belief. and "bad" rules. Maybe No: a guide for young skeptics. Tricycle Press. A black and white picture book explaining the difference between rules and princ iples. Athe ists say that god is just pretend and if you could prove that there was a god th en there would be no atheists. Note: you can order Prometheus books from us. Order from EvolveFISH. be honest. big coloured pictures. 1988 Some people believe in Santa Claus and some people believe in god. Asking questions he lps you to become reasonable. commandments. New York. Then the books explains how to be a good scientist. about conflicting principles. Canada. New York. Wisconsin. -----Maybe Right. and morality. Maybe Wrong : a guide for young thinkers. -----Maybe Yes. Atheists say tha t whether you are good or bad depends on what you do not on what you think.or the study of reasons. It says "life is valuable. 4228-2197. Amherst.Box 750.com Questions Questions Questions Is the glass half empty or half full? Would you know if you weren't here? Is silence a special kind of noise? How do you know you know? Philosophy is the study of "Why?" . Remember you are the boss of your own mind and yo u can work out what is true. 53701. 1992 A comic book about fighting. 59 John Glenn Drive. Toronto.

If you can read big words like "ceremonies" and "mistletoe" and you know what "r itual" means.ism is not spoken about in this book.EvolveFISH. you will like this book. black and white pictures. People have been having parties at solstice for a very long time. Amherst. in Philosophy for Children. 14228-2197 2001 big print. or ty too. Christians call the December solstice Christmas. Jenny's ent people have ittle pine tree The pine tree comes from Norfolk Island.tenspeed. Hanukah Kwansaa ( for African Americans).philosopher. This book is about December in America. 22nd June is the opposite solstice. The pictures and patterns in the book are a joy. I wonder whether Karen Shragg who wrote this book. (This book models Socratic dialogue for children. Download the free readers' gui de www. 1994. do not believe in a god who created the world and made rules abo Jenny's neighbours celebrate Christmas (for Christians). www.com Paperback with pictures in many colours. In this book you can find out about Stonehenge in England. Jenny's parents ut how to live. about how ancient Romans hid coins in puddings. Humanism is not spoken about but the book does tell you why Humanist think solst ice is a good time to have a party. US. New York. That is our summer when we have our longest day or summer solstice.com Christopher Phillips has an M. It is called the solstice. Jenny decides to decorate a l in a pot. He also initiates Socratic Cafes. Jenny would like to have a par Library teacher helps her find a book about the many ways differ celebrated at the winter solstice. knows where Norfolk Island is? There is no snow in December in Norfo lk Island or almost anywhere else in Australia. Near the end of this beautiful book it shows why daylight gets longer in summer and shorter in winter as the Earth tilts. Humanists often have a party at solstice. In the northern part of the Earth it is the shortest day. Available through FISH www. 59 John Glenn Drive. Millbrook Press. Solstice Shragg and illustrated by Heidi Schwabacher. Books. 22nd December in Australia is the day with the longest daylight.com or Order from EvolveFISH. --The Winter by Karen I Prometheus Paperback. .org ) --TOPIC: Celebrations secular style ___________________________________ The Winter Solstice by Ellen Jackson and illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis. (for Jews). The questions and the colourful big pictures in the book will help you start rea soning or philosophising.A. about Yuletide and about Indian parties in North America n and Peru.

There is a song called "Hey. 716-837-247 5 This is a colourful picture book for very little children to teach them the righ t words for different parts of the human body. --TOPIC: About Death ___________________ The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst Collins. dies his child gives him a funeral and has to think of ten good things about Barney. 716-837-2475 1991 . While the book s eems to be a story about how Jenny decides to decorate a solstice tree. The pictures in this book help us to think about the problem of killing living b eings. --Girls Are Girls and Boys Are Boys: So What's the Difference? by Sol Gordon Prometheus Books. th e American way. 1998. Very easy to read.Because Karen Shragg is American she spells "neighbour" and some other words. Little Ant". Jenny's parents are probably Humanists although the book does not actually say s o. California. Hard cover.700 East Amherst Street. Buffalo. 1971 When Barney. New York. --TOPIC: Books about Sex ________________________ Bellybuttons Are Navels by Mark Schoen Prometheus Books. Tricycle Press. He wonders whether Barney is in heaven or whether he is just helping to grow flowers. the cat. St James Place. Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose and illustrated by Debbie Tilley. 14215. With black and white pictures. This book does not say what Humanists think or should think. Should the ant get squished? Think about it. New York. much of the book is spoken by Jenny's mother explaining her beliefs. and they explain clearly what they do and do not believe in. stunning coloured pictures. --Hey. Humanists have to work out the right things to do for themselves. Buffalo. 700 East Amherst Street. 14215. London. The music is at the end of the book.

It is for children 3 to 9. 700 E.716-837-2475. --------------------------------------------------------- . It explains sex and sex roles with black and white pictures. TELL! This book explains how you could be tricked. by Sol and Judith Gordon Prometheus Books. Black and white pi ctures. Right? This book explains how girls become mothers and boys become fathers. 1992 No-one should touch your private parts except yourself and you shouldn't touch a nyone else's. New York. Amherst Street. If this happens TELL because it's not your fault. 14215. Buffalo. --A Better Safe Than Sorry Book: a family guide for sexual assault prevention.Girls wear pink and boys wear blue.

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