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    The Demon Haunted World is a collection of scientific explanations written by Carl Sagan. Sagan is a famous astronomer who has written many books. Sagan is known for having very strong and pointed opinions that come across as offensive to some people. These strong opinions are very evident in his books. In his book the Demon Haunted World, he used his strong opinions to invalidate the most popular pseudoscience. This is one of the reasons that I choose to read this book . I believe in some pseudoscience

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    Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World as Social Commentary Carl Sagan sums up his view of the basic flaw of man in one phrase: "history reveals that we humans have a sad tendency to make the same mistakes again and again" (Sagan 424). Humans today have an understanding of the world around them that is vastly superior to that of their ancestors. In spite of this, a growing number of people perpetually fail to scrutinize to the degree necessary for the evolution of the self. According to Sagan

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    A Demon Haunted World

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    A Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark Well I can certainly see why this book was rated with five stars. I found Sagan’s book, “A demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark” one of the most eye-opening books that I have read in a very long time. I must admit that when this book was first presented to me I doubted just how great this would be. Here in my head I was thinking “Okay I don’t want to read a book about engineering I want to do engineering.” But the thought process

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    Honestly, in my opinion, this was one of the most confusing readings yet. I believe that I understand what Carl Sagan is attempting to say, but it seemed entirely too wordy. Chapter 14 of "The Demon Haunted World" revolves around modern views of science. There is, of course, the highly believable and reproducible experimental science, the highly believable but misguided pseudoscience, and the complete renunciation of science known as antiscience. Carl Sagan indirectly argues the importance of experimental

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    Manipulation of the Mind

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    depression, those memories could be hidden forever. In his novel, The Demon-Haunted World, Carl Sagan illustrates manipulation of the mind through consumerism, societal influences, and the desire to meet psychological needs. Commercialism is the practice of using advertising strategies to appeal to the interests of potential customers for the purpose of turning a profit, and it relies heavily on consumerism. Millions of people all over the world are exposed to advertisements everyday that are created to increase

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    This book revolves around the idea that one does not have to be a scientist in order to use and appreciate the scientific method. The author, Carl Sagan uses the scientific method to debunk the very thought of demons, myths, gods, devils, and strange obsessions to the supernatural that he believes plagues humanity. Scientists explain this behavior in humans as an intellectual curiosity towards science, however it is pseudoscience. Pseudoscience is a collection of beliefs mistakenly regarded as being

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    "Carl Sagan would be pleased. It is his The Demon-Haunted World that opens with a story concerning a taxi driver: The driver, once realizing it is Carl Sagan, “that scientist guy,” in his cab’s backseat, proceeds to bombard Sagan with questions about truly scientific issues in the vein of “channeling,” “Nostradamus, astrology, the shroud of Turin.” And the driver presents each of these subjects “with a buoyant enthusiasm.” Yet Sagan disappoints him. With a list of facts, Sagan tells the man why there

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    According to Carl Sagan, there is baloney everywhere and we must be able to spot the truths among the lies, cons, and exaggerations if we are to protect ourselves from false information, and being conned. Sagan’s essay The Fine Art of Baloney Detection provides a set of rules to follow that can help determine baloney from truth and facts. Sagan provides nine rules to help in skeptical thinking and determining lies from truths, some being more useful than others. The first rule is that there must

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    never allowed to extinguish. Hope is the only force that can drive on willpower, and it is willpower that shapes the world and how it is operated. If willpower is fed with hate and corruption, the world being shaped by these forces will come out jagged and cruel, a grim shadow of our true beasteal desires that were born out of strive. This is happening right now, people are being haunted by strive, war, and alienation from others. These people will not just go away, and the more these problems are pushed

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    “A famous man once said, ‘We create our own demons.’” are the words of Tony Stark that ring truth to our world today. People are devils that create their own hells by the mistakes they make and the consequences that follow. “A person’s transgressions will always come back to haunt them” is a theme that is clearly displayed in Shakespeare’s play Macbeth in which Macbeth commits murderous crimes that all come back to haunt him in some sort of way but it all begins with Lady Macbeth forcing Macbeth

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