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The Resource UFOs, chemtrails, and aliens : what science says, Donald R. Prothero and Timothy D. Callahan ; foreword by Michael Shermer

UFOs, chemtrails, and aliens : what science says, Donald R. Prothero and Timothy D. Callahan ; foreword by Michael Shermer

Label
UFOs, chemtrails, and aliens : what science says
Title
UFOs, chemtrails, and aliens
Title remainder
what science says
Statement of responsibility
Donald R. Prothero and Timothy D. Callahan ; foreword by Michael Shermer
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
UFOs. Aliens. Strange crop circles. Giant figures scratched in the desert surface along the coast of Peru. The amazing alignment of the pyramids. Strange lines of clouds in the sky. The paranormal is alive and well in the American cultural landscape. In UFOs, Chemtrails, and Aliens, Donald R. Prothero and Tim Callahan explore why such demonstrably false beliefs thrive despite decades of education and scientific debunking. Employing the ground rules of science and the standards of scientific evidence, Prothero and Callahan discuss a wide range of topics including the reliability of eyewitness testimony, psychological research into why people want to believe in aliens and UFOs, and the role conspiratorial thinking plays in UFO culture. They examine a variety of UFO sightings and describe the standards of evidence used to determine whether UFOs are actual alien spacecraft. Finally, they consider our views of aliens and the strong cultural signals that provide the shapes and behaviors of these beings. While their approach is firmly based in science, Prothero and Callahan also share their personal experiences of Area 51, Roswell, and other legendary sites, creating a narrative that is sure to engross both skeptics and believers
Cataloging source
DLC
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Prothero, Donald R
Dewey number
001.94
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF2050
LC item number
.P76 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Callahan, Timothy D.
  • Shermer, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Unidentified flying objects
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Pseudoscience
  • Parapsychology
  • Occultism
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Occultism
  • Parapsychology
  • Pseudoscience
  • Unidentified flying objects
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Label
UFOs, chemtrails, and aliens : what science says, Donald R. Prothero and Timothy D. Callahan ; foreword by Michael Shermer
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-447) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science and the paranormal -- The believing brain -- Area 51: What is really going on in there? -- The Roswell incident: What really happened? -- Close encounters of the second kind: Physical evidence of alien contact -- Close encounters of the third kind: Direct encounters with aliens -- Close encounters of the fourth kind: Alien abduction -- The mythos of ancient aliens -- Praying to aliens -- Ancient myths and modern media -- Cloud's illusions -- Are they out there? -- Why do people believe in UFOs and aliens? -- The verdict
Control code
ocn967191110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 459 pages
Isbn
9780253026927
Lccn
2017006388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)967191110
Label
UFOs, chemtrails, and aliens : what science says, Donald R. Prothero and Timothy D. Callahan ; foreword by Michael Shermer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-447) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science and the paranormal -- The believing brain -- Area 51: What is really going on in there? -- The Roswell incident: What really happened? -- Close encounters of the second kind: Physical evidence of alien contact -- Close encounters of the third kind: Direct encounters with aliens -- Close encounters of the fourth kind: Alien abduction -- The mythos of ancient aliens -- Praying to aliens -- Ancient myths and modern media -- Cloud's illusions -- Are they out there? -- Why do people believe in UFOs and aliens? -- The verdict
Control code
ocn967191110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 459 pages
Isbn
9780253026927
Lccn
2017006388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)967191110

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