➭ [Ebook] ➨ Good Thinking (Think, #2) By Guy P. Harrison ➹ – Dolove.info
This is a rambling, repetitious book that proposes science is God, and one cannot believe in anything unproved by science, if one wants to be known as a critical thinker The author also preaches humility, which was amusing since after reading the book, the about the author page, and some of Mr Harrison s website, one has the feeling he would not recognize humility if it hit him in the face Read instead Carl Sagan s The Demon Haunted World Science as a Candle in the Dark Even though it needed better editing and had a bit of a doomsday mentality, Dr Sagan still did a much better job of doing what Guy Harrison tried to do with this book Note I received a free copy of this book from Vine in exchange for an honest review. This is a very good book for general readers As with his previous books, Guy P Harrison s style is very friendly and accessible, not overly complicated or difficult to grasp The title is a bit misleading when it says wealthier As Guy stresses in the book, good thinking won t make you money necessarily, but it can save you money by not spending it on nonsense Just a distinction I think is worth mentioning up front.His first chapter alone is worth reading, as it makes a good case for good thinking and skepticism Then he teaches you about the brain and common errors in thinking and why they occur He also gives you basic information about eating nutritiously and exercising to take care of your brain s health He discusses how our brains can trick us visually and auditorily, how our memories aren t all that reliable, and other logical pitfalls we re all susceptible to His chapter on alternative medicine is spot on and also fair and friendly He does not come off as biased or unreasonable, here, and it s a worthwhile read.Guy has an unstoppable enthusiasm and positivity for this stuff, and it is contagious If you can handle him being a bit corny, particularly in the chapters on the brain early on, and if you can handle him being a little repetitive here and there, especially in the last chapter, you ll really enjoy this book and hopefully, you ll also get a lot out of it I recommend his previous books, too, especially 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True. Rugged reminders on how onerous, how much of a daily challenge it is to make good decisions We live in a modern culture that lulls us in to making the quick, easy, profitable to others , often unhealthy, non choice From picking out soap to safe driving, to making career choices, we resist good thinking Our brains develop, quickly, lazy do loops of rote.Harrison, in his wrap up chapter, states the toughest life long decision we must make is whether or not to have children There is nothing harder, and no going back on, than raising and training a loving, balanced human This book has made me take longer to look at the choices I make I ask why three times before any bite of food I drive defensively, use my turn signals and look out for every distracted driver I choose to love the cherished people in my life. Anatomy learning is fun for me, so my favorite part was shrinking down for the brain tour, and explanations on how it all works in the first half of the book Second half is choc full of some quite long explanations and examples of critical thinking checking facts, questioning , or lack of thinking in a few instances, most of which I found reasonably interesting, at least enough to keep me reading, with just the odd check to see if we were there yet All in all I learnt something and I may be a little of a sceptic in the future. Everyone comes equipped with a brain preinstalled but few of us understand or appreciate the evolutionary forces that forged the way we use it and that lack of understanding can lead to making critical mistakes during the decision making process Luckily, Harrison has penned an approachable owner s manual that explains in part why people make bad choices, the way the brain works, why and so much At a time when we are bombarded by massive quantities of information, being capable of sorting out fact from fiction, genuine science from pop peplum and recognizing how our brains can trick us is vital Harrison gently encourages skepticism coupled with critical thinking while exposing the way the brain works to reinforce our beliefs regardless of evidence to the contrary Drawing upon the latest scientific research about both the physiological and psychological aspects of our brains, Harrison not only provides a blueprint to better decision making but how to take care of them This enjoyable, informative guide should be in every home and public library. Guy Harrison has put out a series of books that gives us the tools and knowledge to be better humans in regards to how we perceive reality and truth Good Thinking is another outstanding book in this series This time Guy has provided us with a everything you ever wanted to know about the human brain from a physiological to psychological profile and how this affects our behavior and beliefs As usual, his amazing communication skills, provides us with ability to understand and comprehend the fascinating content You will learn how the brain is easily fooled to perceive things falsely while also being exposed to techniques in critical thinking and skepticism to counter those false perceptions You will discover how cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias directs us into believing areas of pseudoscience, conspiracy theories and the supernatural Guy discusses many areas related to cognitive concepts You will discover how the evolution of the brain in animal and human history lead to historical precedents in time I could not put this book down I read it in two sittings This is now my favourite book by Guy Harrison and I know I will reread it again. When I got this book from the library I thought maybe he was Christian upon reading it, it was obvious what he didn t think He is Godless, plain and simple.I closed it and packed it to return I m not going to read his other books. Good stuff but nothing new here. Critical Thinking Skills Are Essential For Life In The St Century In This Follow Up To His Introductory Guide Think, And Continuing His Trademark Of Hopeful Skepticism, Guy Harrison Demonstrates In A Detailed Fashion How To Sort Through Bad Ideas, Unfounded Claims, And Bogus Information To Drill Down To The Most Salient Facts By Explaining How The Human Brain Works, And Outing Its Most Irrational Processes, This Book Provides The Thinking Tools That Will Help You Make Better Decisions, Ask The Right Questions At The Right Time , Know What To Look For When Evaluating Information, And Understand How Your Own Brain Subconsciously Clouds Your Judgment Think You Re Too Smart To Be Easily Misled Harrison Summarizes Scientific Research Showing How Easily Even Intelligent And Well Educated People Can Be Fooled We All Suffer From Cognitive Biases, Embellished Memories, And The Tendency To Kowtow To Authority Figures Or Be Duped By Dubious Truths Packaged In Appealing Stories And As Primates We Are Naturally Status Seekers, So We Are Prone To Irrational Beliefs That Seem To Enhance Our Sense Of Belonging And Ranking Emotional Impulses And Stress Also All Too Often Lead Us Into Traps Of Misperception And Bad Judgment Understanding What Science Has Discovered About The Brain Makes You Better Equipped To Cope With Its Built In Pitfalls Good Thinking The Book And The Practice Makes Clear That With Knowledge And The Right Thinking Skills, Anyone Can Lead A Safer, Wiser, Efficient, And Productive Life From The Trade Paperback Edition Author discusses a study of the human brain and through understanding of its functions how one can better use it to fuller capacity.