Review: Sun Sign Secrets

My review of “Sun Sign Secrets: The Complete Astrology Guide to Love, Work, and Your Future” by Amy Zerner and author Monte Farber.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

How to Unmake a Sea Serpent: The Case of the Scoliophis Atlanticus

Originally posted on EsoterX:

“Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man – who has no gills.” – Ambrose Bierce
I object to the name sea "monster".  Its more like sea "awesome".
I object to the name sea “monster”. Its more like sea “awesome”.

The process of unmaking monsters is often as illuminating as the process of making them.  Not debunking them, rather historically revising them, for certainly a “hoax is a hoax, of course, of course” and humans are indeed predisposed to regard the unfamiliar with horror (evolutionarily important, since before we figured out that rocks were good for hitting things over the head with, it was a good bet that the unfamiliar was distinctly interested in eating you), rather I’m speaking of the steady and inexorable reinterpretation of phenomena into noumena (that which is known without the use of senses) over time. The mechanism by which conventional wisdom asserts itself to explain away the anomalistic across the years…

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Week in review

I didn’t sleep well this week, and I’ve been in a bit of a mental fog. Last night, I only managed a couple of hours sleep before the morning thunderstorms rolled in …

The weather is nice and the flowers are blooming.

I’ve reviewed “The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbs” this week. It was a fun read. I’ve also made a video review of Legenderry #3.

On the gaming front, I’ve downloaded a couple of Steam games. I’m a bit old-fashioned when it comes to digital purchases. I’d rather have a physical copy. Having said that, Steam is a good deal. I guess that I need to join the 21st Century and embrace ebooks and Steam games.

My Klout score remains steady at 46, but my Youtube subscribers have increased to 481. That’s all for this week — have a great weekend!

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