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Montes-Valentin, Lucas. “Enchanted Flim Flam.” Skeptic, vol. 11, no. 1, Mar. 2004, pp. 58–63.
WEEKS, MATTHEW, et al. “The Implicit Relationship Between Religious and Paranormal Constructs.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, vol. 47, no. 4, Dec. 2008, pp. 599–611.
Mind reading, astrology, talking to the dead, alien abduction, faith healing, prophecy . . . Do such ideas have validity? Was the moon landing a hoax? Is the earth flat? Do trees talk to each other? How do we know? In Stalking the Weird, we will examine these and many other extraordinary notions to determine whether, when, and why to believe. We will learn how to question claims (and ourselves) with an open mind, but not so open that our brains fall out. The topic is fun-but deadly serious.
Text: How to Think About Weird Things, 8th ed., by Theodore Schick Jr. and Lewis Vaughn.