Rather misleadingly titled, this is a skeptic's foray against a host of beliefs--some durable, some fleeting, all with great...

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MYTHS OF THE SPACE AGE

Rather misleadingly titled, this is a skeptic's foray against a host of beliefs--some durable, some fleeting, all with great popularity and little cognitive warrant. Cohen turns his good-humored but hard-headed attention to astrology, ESP, spiritualism and prophecy, exposing gross deficiencies and misevaluations of evidence. He presents flying saucers, weird beasts and pre-Columbian discoveries of America as respectable mysteries burdened by cranks' solutions. J.B. Rhine, Dr. Velikovsky, Jeane Dixon, the Loch Ness monster, and a great many other suspect figures are discussed and discredited. A challenge to hobby-horse riders; great fun for those sharing Cohen's rationalistic detective spirit, or preferring their sensationalism second-hand and pre-sorted.

Pub Date: Sept. 5, 1967

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Publisher: Dodd Mead

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1967