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Sleeping With Extra Terrestrials

Summary å Sleeping With Extra Terrestrials 102 Peech blazes with relevance and incisive witProbing the amusing and ominous implications of rampant credulity in our age Kaminer raises important uestions and provides a thoughtful and elouent perspective on the perils of present day irrationalis. she is one tough minded skeptic i loved it although humorous the description of religious fundamentalists ufo types and new agers surrounding us all is unsettling

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Summary å Sleeping With Extra Terrestrials 102 In Sleeping with Extra Terrestrials social critic Wendy Kaminer illuminates the various ways in which society has come to value emotion over reason faith over fact and argues that declarations of intense belief have largely taken the place of rat. A Joel Osteen book listed on Goodreads has 616 ratings This book has 22 Now it has 23A trip to the bookstore yesterday showed Osteen s book prominently displayed by the door with the bestsellers etc There were rows and rows of self help books new age books prosperity books Over and over and over again people find ways to market New Thought Positive Thinking the Law of Attraction the Law of Reciprocity and the Prosperity Gospel It strikes me as peculiarly American see the book Madame Blavatsky s Baboon for a relevant American history lessonIf you re into mainstream Christianity there s the Prosperity Gospel God wants you to be rich If you re not rich attend my church to expand your faith and my pocketbook and soon the money will come pouring in If you re into New Age spiritualism there s the power of the mind to attract what it wants through focused spiritual seeking read my book to find out how If you re a fundamentalist Pat Robertson will teach you the Law of ReciprocityThere is a cyclical remarketing of these same ideas to the reading public who seek personal improvement or advancement in some way The purveyors may or may not believe it but why wouldn t they look how rich they re getting selling you books on the subject I m reminded of an observation about highly specialized professors in theoretical areas the practical marketplace value in learning what they have to teach is almost exclusively in becoming a teacher of the same material Which is a way of saying the only way to profit from their ideas is to become another purveyor of them not by actually applying them It s a somewhat poor analogy since many professors in abstract research areas have contributed over time to engineering breakthroughs and the like A better analogy is the chiropractor who believes a spinal adjustment can cure every known ailment from schizophrenia to cancer at 50 a pop They seem to be true believers but it s easy to be a true believer when you benefit financiallyWendy Kaminer s observations in this book helps one to step back and view all of these phenomena together and understand the forces that allow these purveyors of prosperity porn to proliferate Her subjects range across mainstream religion the New Age marketplace the recovery movement and many of the intersecting pop religion sects that have integrated with the American gold rush culture to create the omnipresent Oprahfied world of American popular culture today Read it and join the reality based community A group famously denounced by a Bush administration insider who claimed that the government s job was not to fret about reality but to visualize whatever it wanted in the world and then go create it With bombs and deregulation if those are the tools God has placed at our disposal Look how we ve prosperedKaminer s book is probably grounded in issues of belief and the will to believe in supernatural forces as a psychological phenomenon with less focus on pervasive marketplace conseuences than my review suggests There I ve tried to represent the reality of the book a little closely with a little less personal spin on what I want it to be about

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Summary å Sleeping With Extra Terrestrials 102 Ional discourse In a world in which How do you feel seems to be a freuently asked uestion than What do you know Kaminer's examination of the rise of spiritualism the mushrooming junk science and the habitual merging of political and evangelical s. College students have recently called for the end of or as they say The decolonization of Western science we also have safe spaces and speech codes The author is probably not an agnostic as she claims but perhaps secretly an Oracle of some esoteric black arts This would explain how the principles of her book are so up to date

  • Paperback
  • 288
  • Sleeping With Extra Terrestrials
  • Wendy Kaminer
  • English
  • 10 March 2020
  • 9780679758860

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Sleeping With Extra Terrestrials Wendy Kaminer ↠ 2 Read “The contrary willingness to accept untested personal testimony as public truth is at the heart of the irrationalism that confronts us today Generally the only proof offered for a fantastic belief is the passion it inspires in believers” Kaminer’s new book decries the influence that irrational belief has on public policy In

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Sleeping With Extra Terrestrials A Joel Osteen book listed on Goodreads has 616 ratings This book has 22 Now it has 23A trip to the bookstore yesterday showed Osteen's book prominently displayed by the door with the bestsellers etc There were rows and rows of self help books new age books prosperity books Over and over and over again people find ways to market New Thought Positive Thinking the Law of Attraction the Law of Reciprocity and the Prosperity Gospel It strikes

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    Summary Sleeping With Extra Terrestrials Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Wendy Kaminer Wendy Kaminer ↠ 2 Read Oh damn this book is hilarious Scathing too Kaminer argues that postmodernism — too much subjectivity — evangelical

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Sleeping With Extra Terrestrials Great read A bit outdated but I enjoyed it I especially liked how Wendy Kaminer called BS on Deepak Chopra and other spewers of pseudoscience The challenge for atheists is to make the case for not believing in God without

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Sleeping With Extra Terrestrials Wendy Kaminer ↠ 2 Read College students have recently called for the end of or as they say The decolonization of Western science we also have safe spaces and speech codes The author is probably not an agnostic as she claims but perhaps secretly an Oracle of some esot

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Sleeping With Extra Terrestrials This isn't the most exciting skeptical treatise I've read but so far it's the most methodical and lucid It's not as inflammatory as some others which makes it less of a call to arms but might make it accessible to someone who doesn't feel like rejecting God or other things they've accepted on faith She actuall

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Sleeping With Extra Terrestrials Wendy Kaminer ↠ 2 Read I enjoy Wendy Kaminer's writing but I waited entirely too long on this book and it dated itself Also she's a militant agnostic to the detriment of atheism Her attacks on New Age and therapeutic culture were sound and welcome

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    Summary Sleeping With Extra Terrestrials EBOOK DOWNLOAD Sleeping With Extra Terrestrials she is one tough minded skeptic i loved it although humorous the description of religious fundamentalists ufo types and new agers surrounding us all is unsettling

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Sleeping With Extra Terrestrials Lots of hogwash just a random person's opinions on a vast array of topics about which she knows nothing

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