Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the DarkThe Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is positively one of the most important books ever written. If people are to ensure that their rights remain protected and their freedoms respected, each and every one of us must be critical thinkers who are unafraid to ask the tough questions, to constantly criticize authority and to accept that no idea should be free from critical examination. I have read no one who makes these points more clear than Carl Sagan. This is not a pleasant read. It points out much of what is wrong about our society and government. Though dated in some areas, the general arguments that Sagan makes are just as valid today as they were 20 years ago. You can't read this book and come away unchanged.

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