The first half of this book deserves 5 stars, and frankly should be required reading.
It teaches you to be a skeptic by questioning everything. Contrary to popular belief, we aren’t cold-hearted people who find no joy in the universe. There is much wonder to be found if you’re a rational thinker.
Whenever somebody makes a claim, always ask yourself “how do they know that?” and “what evidence is there for that claim?”
Guy P. Harrison also goes in depth about many of the biases and natural human errors that cloud our judgement. Our memories and senses are unreliable, and though there are solid, evolutionary reasons why our brains like to play tricks on us, it’s important to keep these in mind as you carry on in your day-to-day life.
The latter half goes into detail debunking myths that a surprising number of people still believe in (e.g., UFOs, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, Astrology, etc.). It was OK, but nothing we haven’t seen before.
Like I said, the first 100 pages should be required reading for anybody between the ages of 5 and 150.