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What is this nonsense?

I’m confused. What the bleep is going on at Amazon? I was just browsing through their history section and was shocked at some of the dreck that showed up in the first couple of pages. By way of example –

  • Forbidden History: Extraterrestrial Intervention, Prehistoric Technologies, and the Suppressed Origins of Civilization by J. Douglas Kenyon
  • The End of Days: Armageddon and Prophecies of the Return (The Earth Chronicles) by Zecharia Sitchin
  • The Element Encyclopaedia of 5000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical Arts by Judika Illes

All complete pseudo-science and nonsense and they aren’t the only examples. I realise that Amazon is a business and will sell whatever people want to buy but this is just beyond a joke. Have we really reached the point where this bunkum passes for history?

OK, rant over. I just had to vent.

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3 Responses

  1. My wife knew the deluded Lorna Byrne was around but hid the details from until the day after! I saw her on the late-late previously and vented here.

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055414932

  2. indeed, but you have to realise that angel-people seem to flourish devoid of severe criticism in ireland, and I’d love to know why. That daft-as-a-brush Lorna Byrne had a book-signing for “Angels In My Hair” in O’Mahony’s a few weeks ago, and unfortunately I found out about a week too late to arrive and lay a mountain of scorn and derision upon her.

    and yes, Sully, it appears in fact that we have reached a point where bunkum passes for history…at least on the internet…

  3. At least you can bypass a lot of this in Amazon with a well phrased search. A trip down to Easons and the shelves upon shelves of New Age dross and books about angels is enough to make you seriously worry about the state of mankind…

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