More than just trivia, Fabulous Fallacies is a collection of more than 300 popular beliefs, unceremoniously debunked! If you think Noah took animals on the ark only in twos, you'd better read this book....
|Title||:||Fabulous Fallacies: More Than 300 Popular Beliefs That Are Not True|
|Number of Pages||:||244 Pages|
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Fabulous Fallacies: More Than 300 Popular Beliefs That Are Not True Reviews
I liked this book but it is not easy to read in one sitting. Because it is broken up into paragraphs about so many different misconceptions we were sometimes taught in school, it never seems to "flow" the way a biography or fiction book would. That broken up tidbit style always feels like it takes longer to get through but this one is worth it. I knew about the Baby Ruth candy bar being named for the creators granddaughter but there were so many other things I did not know. I had a great uncle that used to tell me that history is written by the victors so take it all with a grain of salt and read first hand accounts as often as you can and accounts from both sides. SO many things we assume we know are from someone else having better marketing PR or because the winner writes the history. If you teach history in any way to kids you need to read this book! If you like learning history then you need to read this book!
It's hardly fabulous, and many of Tuleja's alleged "fallacies" are suspect. The book also suffers the modern, infinitely wearying obsession with Nazis (in Tuleja's alternate universe, the canonic version of the holocaust is the sole dogma of which no element must ever be questioned or challenged -- this timidity is both incongruous and noteworthy in a fire-breathing debunker) and contains a few fallacies of its own. Example: Although Tuleja is apparently a New Yorker, and thusly can't be expected to understand "red tides," he declares all shellfish safe to eat at any time of year -- provided that they've been properly refrigerated.Wrong, Tad. Try spending a little time in Florida. Two words for ya: Red tides.Having said all that, I'll now add that it's a good book, for the most part. Much of the research is rock-solid, and most of Tuleja's conclusions are sound. Worth reading -- but let's call it "Decent Debunking" or "Reasonable Revisionism."
Hmmm! Really? That's not true? Entertaining and makes a great bathroom read for those times that you are going to be there for a while.