Just a bit of fun / horror

This was a book that was sitting on the shelf in the house I was staying in for SVPCA. Intrigued by the title and the obvious comedy potential of such nonsense. So I took a look inside and was delighted to see that on the the 3rd or 4th page there was a section called “Does it really work?”. Wow, they were going to cut to the core of this instantly, no need to wade through all the junk, up front they are going to tell you how it works and why. Great. So I start reading, and, even better, they say they are going to take a scientific approach to this. Well this should be good then. Right….

Hmmm, I think I need a new dictionary if that’s the scientific definition of ‘cosmos’…. And I think that it’s one think to talk new Age BS like this, but really, please don’t debase actual science with this kind of stupidity and cheap slight-of-hand misappropriation of words.

4 Responses to “Just a bit of fun / horror”


  1. 1 Mark Robinson 10/10/2011 at 7:55 am

    And I thought this book was going to be about how to obtain a meal at The Restaurant at the End of The Universe.

    We (rightly) hold twaddle like this up to be deservedly ridiculed, but look at how much money a book such as “The Secret” is still raking in from gullible, credulous people all around the world.

    Does it irk you that the only way that you are likely to approach that level of readership is if you write a book titled “Dinosaurs were Alien Pets”?

    • 2 David Hone 10/10/2011 at 8:52 am

      ‘Does it irk you that the only way that you are likely to approach that level of readership is if you write a book titled “Dinosaurs were Alien Pets”?’

      Yes.

  2. 3 Ryan Haupt 10/10/2011 at 8:40 pm

    Is this the comic book author Alan Moore? I knew he was into some weird stuff, but usually it’s comes with pretty pictures.


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