Trade Ed. Audible, Inc. 2010
DD ISBN $24.95
What's "nonsense on stilts" to author Massimo Pigliucci? Astrology, the paranormal, UFO and alien sightings, creationism, and psychic abilities, to name a few things. Jay Russell's excellent narration guides listeners through the skeptic's arguments, even when Pigliucci bogs down in scientific language. Russell delivers the author's passion for his subject with some sarcasm or anger but, overall, maintains his role as a reasoned guide. There's some humor—as when an "alien" turns out to have been a barn owl—but this book is mostly a serious look at science issues in popular culture. Even those who look forward to the day when aliens drop in to say hello will find Pigliucci's thoughts entertaining and interesting. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2011]
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