Mysteries & Secrets Revealed by Loren Pankratz, PhD

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Mysteries & Secrets Revealed by Loren Pankratz, PhD

Postby Bob Farmer » July 18th, 2021, 11:10 am

In the great tradition of Martin Gardner’s Fads and Fallacies and Carl Sagan’s The Demon-Haunted World, Loren Pankratz has written an historical exploration of the islands of sanity in the oceans of crazy. He must have a library rivalling the Library of Alexandria and a lot of spare time to immerse himself in pop culture because his list of references and quotations is awe inspiring. Given the worldwide pandemic sci-fi movie we all find ourselves in and the anti-vaxxer, anti-science climate, and the denial of election results, the quote on page 84 from Festinger in 1956 simply shows that crazy and stupid are not new. If you need an entertaining read and want an antidote to your drunken uncle’s last tirade about communists chlorinating the water supply, then this is the book for you.

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Re: Mysteries & Secrets Revealed by Loren Pankratz, PhD

Postby Bill Mullins » July 19th, 2021, 2:38 am

Bob -- The communists are responsible for flouridated water. Credit chlorinated to the Tri-Lateral Commission.

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Re: Mysteries & Secrets Revealed by Loren Pankratz, PhD

Postby Bob Farmer » July 19th, 2021, 7:24 am

Bill, of course you are correct, and the Illuminati put LSD in ice cream and brain-burrowing earwigs in those My Pillows.

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Re: Mysteries & Secrets Revealed by Loren Pankratz, PhD

Postby Jonathan Townsend » July 19th, 2021, 10:51 am

Thanks Bob.
Does he discuss "disfavored content" too? :D
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

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Re: Mysteries & Secrets Revealed by Loren Pankratz, PhD

Postby Bob Farmer » July 19th, 2021, 2:02 pm

What is that, Jonathan?

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Re: Mysteries & Secrets Revealed by Loren Pankratz, PhD

Postby Jonathan Townsend » July 19th, 2021, 4:39 pm

Heard that term on TV last night in reference to ideas or information online which ...

How is the tone of the book. A fun read?

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Re: Mysteries & Secrets Revealed by Loren Pankratz, PhD

Postby Bob Farmer » July 19th, 2021, 5:24 pm

The book is extremely fun to read. It is not a dry, academic tome. Think Martin Gardner.

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Re: Mysteries & Secrets Revealed by Loren Pankratz, PhD

Postby Edward Pungot » July 19th, 2021, 8:49 pm

At least the alligators in the sewers won't get cavities. And their teeth stay white too. The hormones probably rouse them up a bit though.


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