Kudos to Tom Phillips for a masterful book, one that is is equal parts an academic history lesson with a perfect blend of wit and comedy.
I particularly enjoyed the chapters on science and the age of discovery. To quote the author:
“Confirmation bias is our annoying habit of zeroing in like a laser-guided missile on any scrap of evidence that supports what we already believe, and blithely ignoring the possibly much, much larger piles of evidence that suggest we might have been completely misguided.”
This book is well worth reading.