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Written by Michael Blanford
The JREF sees digital publishing as an important tool for advancing its educational mission and introducing scientific skepticism to new audiences.
Publishing books on scientific skepticism for the Kindle, iPad and Nook is just one of many new projects we've launched this year (what Randi has called our "most productive and effective year on record"), all thanks to supporters of the JREF just like you.
We are proud to announce the availability of the following two new ebooks:
- Unnatural Acts: Critical Thinking, Skepticism, and Science Exposed! by Robert Todd Carroll is now available as a JREF Digital Edition.
Unnatural Acts, the latest addition to the growing library of e-books published by the JREF, and the first digital-only release is for people who want to improve their thinking, become more accurate in their beliefs and more reasonable in their actions, and who are tired of being fooled by others.
This book is about natural and unnatural thinking, and how the way we think affects everything we do. Natural thinking is instinctive, intuitive, quick and dirty. It works pretty well most of the time, but it can get us into trouble. We can deceive ourselves into believing what’s not true or even what goes against our own self-interest, if we’re not careful. And manipulators who understand natural thinking can use that understanding to hoodwink us into believing what isn’t true or doing what they want us to do. You can reduce the chances of being duped by learning how to think in unnatural ways.
Download Unnatural Acts for Kindle today »
iBooks(iOS devices) and Nook versions coming soon!
- The JREF is proud to introduce its new Classic Editions e-book series with the release of Oliver Wendell Holmes’ Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions.
Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions—originating as a series of lectures presented to the Boston Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in 1842—must be included on a short-list of the most important works in the history of scientific skepticism. This special digital edition features a new Foreword by James Randi and a new Introduction by Harriet A. Hall, MD.
The JREF Classic Editions series will introduce important and often poorly-known works from the skeptical literature to new readers through enhanced digital editions for popular mobile devices.
Download Homeopathy and its Kindred Delusions for Kindle today »
iBooks (iOS devices) and Nook versions coming soon!