Martin S Pribble Great Birthday Book Giveaway!
The Martin S Pribble blog is two years old this Monday, and to celebrate I have teamed up with Embiggen Books to put together a pack of essential reading for any budding skeptic, atheist or critical thinker. I like to call this the “Skeptics Survival Kit” and the best part is, I AM GIVING IT AWAY! Yep, instead of asking YOU for presents for my blog’s birthday I am giving one lucky reader this pack of four books for free! How cool is that?
All you have to do is:
- Subscribe to my blog using the subscription form on the top right-hand-side of this page (if you are already a subscriber you can skip this part). Only subscribers will be eligible to win.
- Do one of the following:
- On Twitter tweet this exact phrase:
I would like to win the “Skeptics Survival Kit” from martinspribble.com #SkepticsSurvivalKit http://wp.me/p18Nlr-tf
- On Facebook, go to my fanpage, “like” it and enter this exact phrase:
I would like to win the “Skeptics Survival Kit” from martinspribble.com http://wp.me/p18Nlr-tf Happy Birthday!
- If you don’t have Twitter or FaceBook simply leave a comment at the bottom of this blog piece which reads:
I would like to win the “Skeptics Survival Kit” from martinspribble.com
Ensuring you enter a valid email address when you leave your comment.
Pretty Simple huh? The competition will be open for the next week and a bit, and the winner will be announced on Facebook and Twitter on Monday October 18. So what are you waiting for? Remember, only subscribers to this blog can enter, so let’s get subscribing!
The pack includes:
“Bad Science” by Ben Goldacre
“Guardian columnist Dr Ben Goldacre takes us on a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the bad science we’re fed by the worst of the hacks and the quacks! When Dr Ben Goldacre saw someone on daytime TV dipping her feet in an ‘Aqua Detox’ footbath, releasing her toxins into the water and turning it brown, he thought he’d try the same at home. ‘Like some kind of Johnny Ball cum Witchfinder General’, using his girlfriend’s Barbie doll, he gently passed an electrical current through the warm salt water. It turned brown. In his words: ‘before my very eyes, the world’s first Detox Barbie was sat, with her feet in a pool of brown sludge, purged of a weekend’s immorality.’ “
“Demon Haunted World” by Carl Sagan
“How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.”
“Crimes Against Logic” by Jamie Whyte
“This is a witty assault on lame rhetoric, specious logic, and official BS. Here’s a fast-paced, ruthlessly funny romp through the mulligan stew of illogic, unreason, and just plain drivel served up daily in the media by pundits, psychics, ad agencies, New Age gurus, statisticians, free trade ideologues, business “thinkers,” and, of course, politicians. Award-winning young philosopher Jamie Whyte applies his laser-like wit to dozens of timely examples in order to deconstruct the rhetoric and cut through the haze of shibboleth and doubletalk to get at the real issues.”
“Voodoo Histories” by David Aaronovitch
“Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy. We see it everywhere – from Pearl Harbour to 9/11, from the assassination of Kennedy to the death of Diana. “Voodoo Histories” entertainingly demolishes the absurd and sinister conspiracy theories of the last 100 years. Aaronovitch reveals why people are so ready to believe in them and the dangers of this credulity. Meticulous in its research, forensic in its reasoning, hilarious in its debunking, this book will arm anyone who has found themselves at the wrong end of a conversation about moon landings or the twin towers. The paperback includes a new chapter on the anti-Obama birthers – a movement that is currently gathering steam and hitting the headlines. The book explodes the conspiracy theories surrounding: the Protocols of the Elders of Zion; Pearl Harbour; the deaths of Kennedy, Monroe and Princess Diana; ‘Pseudohistory’ such as the Holy Blood and Holy Grail; 9/11 Truth Movement; and, the moon landings.”
Many thanks to Warren at Embiggen Books for his help in putting together this pack. Go pay him a visit and support his great work!