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Why Science is Wrong...
About Almost Everything

by Alex Tsakiris

Trade Paperback, 192 Pages

$14.95, ISBN: 9781938398315

Genre(s): Psychic Abilities

A Rollicking Assault on Science's Inability to Answer Life's Most Important Questions

Alex Tsakiris has interviewed many bestselling authors and dozens of world-class academics on his popular science podcast Skeptiko.com. In this book he shares with us what he's learned through his 200 plus interviews with some of the world’s leading consciousness researchers and thinkers. In doing so, he reveals what the best research is saying about 'big picture' science questions and the limits of science in general. What's he's learned, in short, is that science-as-we-know-it is an emperor-with-no-clothes-on proposition. It mesmerizes us with flashy trinkets, while failing at its core mission of leading us toward self-discovery. Science is wrong about almost everything because science depends on our consciousness being an illusion—and it’s not!

About the Author:

ALEX TSAKIRIS is a successful entrepreneur turned science podcaster. In 2007 he founded Skeptiko.com, which has become the #1 podcast covering the science of human consciousness. Alex has appeared on syndicated radio talk shows both in the US and the UK. He lives in Del Mar, California. Visit the author's website at whyscienceiswrong.com.


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CONTENTS

FOREWORD by Dr. Rupert Sheldrake 

INTRODUCTION

SCIENCE AT THE TIPPING POINT

Skeptiko.com

Helps Talking to the Experts

CHAPTER 1

WRONG ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS...SAY “HELLO”

Dr. B. Allan Wallace.

Dr. Michael Graziano 

Dr. Patricia Churchland

CHAPTER 2

 WRONG ABOUT QUANTUM PHYSICS...IF A TREE FALLS...

Dr. Mario Beauregard

CHAPTER 3

WRONG ABOUT SCIENCE...AND ITS DOPEY CREED

Matt Dillahunty 

CHAPTER 4

WRONG ABOUT NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE...

Scientific Consensus Not Enough For True Non-Believers 

Shoddy Research Exposed 

An Unfair Fight

CHAPTER 5

WRONG ABOUT PSYCHICS AND MEDIUMS (Part1)

Dr. Julie Beischel

CHAPTER 6

WRONG ABOUT PSYCHICS AND MEDIUMS (Part 2)

Marilynn Hughes

Megan

Michelle

CHAPTER 7

WRONG ABOUT TELEPATHY...DOGS THAT KNOW

My Replication of Dogs That Know 

Rupert Sheldrake 

CHAPTER 8

 WRONG ABOUT PSYCHIC DETECTIVES

Ben Radford 

We Speak to the Homicide Detectives 

Just Ignore the Facts

CHAPTER 9

WRONG ABOUT HEALING & MEDICINE

Dr. William Bengston

Bernadette Doran

CHAPTER 10

 WRONG ABOUT ATHEISM

Dr. Gary Marcus

Dialoging With Atheists 

CHAPTER 11

WRONG ABOUT EVOLUTION...AND CHARLES DARWIN

Michael Flannery

Flannery on Dr. Jerry Coyne 

Roy Davies 

CHAPTER 12

THE END OF SCIENCE-AS-WE-KNOW-IT

Bernardo Kastrup 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz

CHAPTER 13

SCIENCE OVER THE TIPPING POINT

Tim Freke

Consciousness Is Not Meaningless 

APPENDIX

Dr. Dean Radin’s Meta-Analysis of Presentiment
by John Maguire

NOTES

INDEX 

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What they're saying:

“Alex Tsakiris has articulated in this feisty work what many of us in the academy have felt but have not quite had the courage to say. Alex writes as our conscience here, as he calls us all to balk against the silly and self-contradictory script that is reductive materialism. Such a balking, Alex reminds us, does not make us creationists or anti-science, as the skeptics would have us believe. It makes us conscious beings who refuse this bizarre pact of unconsciousness, meaninglessness, and depression.” —  Jeffrey J. Kripal, J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Religion, Rice University and author of Authors of the Impossible

"In the best of American traditions, Tsakiris is a plain-talking Everyman who speaks truth to power. Only, in this case, power is a scientific paradigm that has Ivy League academics and New York media intellectuals completely in its thrall. Are materialists right? Not if you follow the data. Tsakiris brings some giants to their knees, here, simply by asking smart, tough questions that no one has thought to ask. Fascinating stuff." — Patricia Pearson, author of Opening Heaven's Door 

“Tsakiris has distilled the essence of his podcast Skeptiko into a book as direct as his show—and equally necessary. If you want evidence that consciousness is not an illusion, that we are more than biological robots, this book is a great place to start.” — Steve Volk, writer-at-large for Philadelphia Magazine and author of Fringe-ology 

"With heart, candidness and humanity, Alex yanks from the realm of academic abstraction the most important questions of our times: What is science-as-you-know-it telling us about what we are and what reality is? Do its answers stand to reason and empirical fact? In making his surprising—sometimes even alarming—case that they don't, Alex shows that all is not as it seems. His argument is imbued with such urgency, relevance and aliveness that anyone who senses the magnitude of the mystery we live in should read this book immediately." — Bernardo Kastrup, Ph.D., author of Why Materialism Is Baloney 

"There's nothing wrong with science itself. But there's a great deal wrong with how some scientists stubbornly perpetuate myths known to be wrong. Tsakiris learned this by interviewing scientists on both sides of controversial topics and seeing first hand how self-proclaimed "skeptics" often wildly distort and denigrate discoveries just because they challenge prevailing theories." — Dean Radin, Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and author of Supernormal

“What do we really know about consciousness?  This is one of humankind’s most important and debated questions. Why Science is Wrong… About Almost Everything brings a fresh and exciting perspective to this ancient question. Alex Tsakiris presents an impressive compilation of his discussions with some of the world’s leading scholars on the issue of consciousness and science. Alex masterfully demonstrates that consciousness cannot be fully explained by known physical brain function. Multiple interviews confirm that what many leading materialist scientists accept as factual is indeed wrong. This book is well written and enthusiastically recommended.” — Jeffrey Long, MD, author of Evidence of the Afterlife

“In his bawdy, baddass style, Skeptiko pioneer Alex Tsakiris hunts down the world's leading consciousness researchers to challenge and skewer outdated modes of scientific thinking. Along the way, he doesn't merely show us what's wrong with science, but what's right about all of us.” — Jonathan Talat Phillips, Professional Psychonaut and author of The Electric Jesus 

 

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