Secrets, Plots, and Hidden Agendas
What You Don’t Know about Conspiracy Theories
Were the government actions at Ruby Ridge and Waco "planned executions?" Has the national debt been deliberately increased to give international bankers control over the country? Is there a secret organization of top political, economic, military, and religious leaders whose goal is to control the entire planet?
The people who answer "yes" to...Read more »
Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy theorists do not wear tin-foil hats (for the most part). They are not just a few kooks lurking on the paranoid fringes of society with bizarre ideas about shape-shifting reptilian aliens running society in secret. They walk among us. They are us.
Everyone loves a good conspiracy. Yet conspiracy theories are not a recent invention.... Read more »
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake
An all-encompassing guide to skeptical thinking from podcast host and academic neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine Steven Novella and his SGU co-hosts, which Richard Wiseman calls "the perfect primer for anyone who wants to separate fact from fiction."
It is intimidating to realize that we live in a world overflowing with... Read more »
Escaping the Rabbit Hole
How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect
The Earth is flat, planes are spraying poison to control the weather, actors faked the Sandy Hook massacre, and Elvis is alive and living on an island.
All these claims are bunk: falsehoods, mistakes, and in some cases, outright lies. But many people passionately believe one or more of these conspiracy theories. They consume countless books and...Read more »
Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For Dummies
Entering the world of conspiracy theories and secret societies is like stepping into a distant, parallel universe where the laws of physics have completely changed: black means white, up is down, and if you want to understand what's really going on, you need a good reference book. That's where Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For... Read more »
Red Pill, Blue Pill
How to Counteract the Conspiracy Theories That Are Killing Us
Conspiracy theories are killing us. Once confined to the fringes of society, this worldview now has adherents numbering in the millions—extending right into the White House. This disturbing look at this alt-right threat to our democratic institutions offers guidance for counteracting the personal toll this destructive mindset can have on... Read more »
Bizarre Secrets and Suspicious Cover-Ups in History
Crazy conspiracies you may have never heard before
You’ve probably heard of the Illuminati, of the Denver Airport, or Area 51, but there are a lot more conspiracy theories out there. Some simply remained theories, and others turned out to be real. After all, not everybody makes things up from scratch, do they? Most theories are based on a...Read more »
The Irrational Ape
Why Flawed Logic Puts us all at Risk and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World
THE IRISH TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER
'An unstoppable page-turner. If our leaders were forced to read this book, the world would be a safer place' Richard Dawkins
'A beautifully reasoned book about our own unreasonableness' Robin Ince
Why did revolutionary China consider the sparrow an 'animal of capitalism' - and what happened when they tried to... Read more »
Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies
Turbocharge your reasoning with Critical Thinking Just what are the ingredients of a great argument? What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, then this book is for you! These days, strong critical thinking... Read more »
Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11
Many Americans believe that their own government is guilty of shocking crimes. Government agents shot the president. They faked the moon landing. They stood by and allowed the murders of 2,400 servicemen in Hawaii. Although paranoia has been a feature of the American scene since the birth of the Republic, in Real Enemies Kathryn Olmsted shows... Read more »