I know, I know, it’s another comic about science. Rebecca Fox gives you a 101 level class on modern skepticism. It lacks the in-depth math and mind-bending conversation of The Dialogues. Instead, you get a down-to-earth approach to critical thinking.
It seems like we’re due for a renaissance of skepticism, though that might just be wishful thinking. Fox gives you the details on common biases as well as ways to combat them. Though the art is pretty impressive, especially the big splash pages, it isn’t all that essential to the material. I’ll cede though that someone intimidated by the topic might find a slim comic a bit more approachable than a Stephen Pinker or Carl Sagan book.
It feels like the book sits in a weird spot, but it is well constructed. I’ve spent a lot of time reading up on this subject, so I think I am outside the target audience. I did see that Fox has another book, I want to check out. In the meantime, if someone needs a 101 primer on being more critical in their thinking, this book is perfect.
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