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Science For Hippies – a new book and blog by Tom Thumb

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Science For Hippies is a reserve and a weblog by Tom Thumb, founder of Highway Junky, which will be a manual to science and significant pondering for non secular people today.

If this seems like a deserving job to you then you can display your assistance by pre-purchasing a copy of the reserve!

And you can read the 1st articles or blog posts over at

Why does the globe have to have this reserve?

If this recent lockdown knowledge has taught us something it is that the globe is heading nuts. Many have missing trust in professionals and just never know what to believe that any more.

People today hurl links at every single other on social media like ninja stars and there are so several ‘alternative facts’ that the real truth receives missing alongside the way.

There are several debunking and fact checking web-sites out there but only difficult-main skeptics pay a visit to them. The language of science is often inaccessible and dismissive to the uninitiated.

So I want to compose Science For Hippies to offer a straightforward, pleasant manual to what science and significant pondering are all about. The reserve will explore the scientific strategy, cognitive biases, the employs and restrictions of instinct and address widespread worries about funding and reliability.

The reserve won’t offer you comprehensive breakdowns of why unique conspiracy theories are not true. No a person likes to be told why they’re improper (and especially not in detail!).  Rather we’ll look at how can we know something at all? Not what to think but how.

And that can enable make the globe a much better location to dwell in.

Why elevate income for this reserve?

I’ll be honest: I assumed I’d sooner offer a kidney than do a crowdfunding campaign. I locate it excruciatingly awkward to question any person for income.

I’m an knowledgeable writer, however, and think that I can compose a reserve that’s really worth looking through. So listed here you can get your copy of the reserve in advance and I have a little something to dwell on in the meanwhile.

The real truth is, however, I’ll compose the reserve no matter whether I reach the goal or not – it will just consider a good deal for a longer time!

And if there is momentum behind this campaign then I can also make films and podcasts to accompany the chapters. There will also be a weblog where you can see the ongoing work and I’d like this to be the seed for a motion to reconcile science with spirituality.

To be honest, if you are previously the variety of particular person who reads science of a typical basis this reserve won’t teach you much. But never you know 1 or two (or 50!) people today who could actually do with understanding the essentials?

Why need to I compose Science For Hippies?

I utilised to believe that a good deal of…interesting items.

But then I read and read and read and uncovered that amazing superpower that science bestows: the potential to change my head. I realized to recognise the flaws in possess pondering and realized how science can make the globe a more magical location, not much less.

I’ve composed five books and so I know how to develop composition and narrative, how to edit and craft a bunch of ideas and stories into a little something really worth looking through. And I’ve previously composed a good deal about choice tradition.

You can download listed here for totally free my reserve about the Rainbow Gatherings – rainbow gatherings are variety of a month-long autonomous collecting of totally free spirits in isolated sites across the globe.

Or you can to to see other illustrations of my storytelling.

And I’d really like your feed-back. Possibly collectively we can help  restore some purpose to a globe that requirements it more now than at any time prior to.

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