UFOs, chemtrails, and aliens : what science says
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Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2017.
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9780253026927 (cloth : alk. paper)
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xviii, 459 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Published
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2017.
Format
Book
Street Date
1706
Language
English
ISBN
9780253026927 (cloth : alk. paper)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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UFOs. Aliens. Strange crop circles. Giant figures scratched in the desert surface along the coast of Peru. The amazing alignment of the pyramids. Strange lines of clouds in the sky. The paranormal is alive and well in the American cultural landscape. In UFOs, Chemtrails, and Aliens, Donald R. Prothero and Tim Callahan explore why such demonstrably false beliefs thrive despite decades of education and scientific debunking. Employing the ground rules of science and the standards of scientific evidence, Prothero and Callahan discuss a wide range of topics including the reliability of eyewitness testimony, psychological research into why people want to believe in aliens and UFOs, and the role conspiratorial thinking plays in UFO culture. They examine a variety of UFO sightings and describe the standards of evidence used to determine whether UFOs are actual alien spacecraft. Finally, they consider our views of aliens and the strong cultural signals that provide the shapes and behaviors of these beings. While their approach is firmly based in science, Prothero and Callahan also share their personal experiences of Area 51, Roswell, and other legendary sites, creating a narrative that is sure to engross both skeptics and believers

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Prothero, D. R. (2017). UFOs, chemtrails, and aliens: what science says (1st [edition].). Indiana University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Prothero, Donald R.. 2017. UFOs, Chemtrails, and Aliens: What Science Says. Indiana University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Prothero, Donald R.. UFOs, Chemtrails, and Aliens: What Science Says Indiana University Press, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Prothero, Donald R.. UFOs, Chemtrails, and Aliens: What Science Says 1st [edition]., Indiana University Press, 2017.

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