30 Day Book Challenge // 16

Most thought provoking book.

The Heretics by Will Storr

The Heretics: Adventures with the Enemies of Science by Will Storr.

With a subtitle like “Adventures with the Enemies of Science” you might think that The Heretics is a straight forward non-fiction book about amusing weirdoes. The author meets UFO spotters, new earth creationists, past life regression therapists and others who cling to ideas debunked by scientists.

But it is in fact a book about how the mind works. How we see what we want to see and ignore what we don’t. How we edit out memories to our advantage. And how we form opinions first, then seek evidence that proves them. This is a fascinating book and I would highly recommend everyone to read it.

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8 Responses to “30 Day Book Challenge // 16”

  1. 30 Day Book Challenge | bluchickenninja

    […] DAY 1. Book series you wish had gone on longer. DAY 2. Favourite side character. DAY 3. The longest book you’ve read. DAY 4. Book turned into a movie and completely desecrated. DAY 5. Your “comfort” book. DAY 6. Book you’ve read the most number of times. DAY 7. A guilty pleasure book. DAY 8. Most underrated book. DAY 9. Most overrated book. DAY 10. A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving. DAY 11. Favourite classic book. DAY 12. A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t. DAY 13. A book that disappointed you. DAY 14. Book that made you cry. DAY 15. A character who you can relate to the most. DAY 16. Most thought provoking book. […]

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  2. katerzyna

    Seems like an interesting book. 🙂 You just have to share at least a part of what you’ve read there. Pretty please? 😉

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    • bluchickenninja

      Sorry I think I’m being really dumb here but I didn’t quite understand your comment. Do you want me to write more about the book? I could do a full post about it. Or is there something specific you want me to write about. I agree with you, its a really interesting book.

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      • katerzyna

        See, this is what happens when you’re not a native speaker (I’m not).
        Yes, I would like you to write more about this book.

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        • bluchickenninja

          Its fine its not your fault (and your english is really good). I’m just tired. But I could totally do another post about this book. It might be a few weeks before it went up but I could totally write more.

  3. Leila

    I think I’d be really into this book based on your description. I might have to add it to my to-read list.

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