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Fringe-ology: How I Tried to Explain Away the Unexplainable-And Couldn't

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  • Posted January 30, 2012

    Over Active Amygdala's?

    The amydala is a structure in the human brain that can stimulate defensive responses, whenever something we believe in is threatened. In his book Fringe-ology, Steve Volk explores the boarders of science, and finds over stimulated amygdala's to be one of the greatest barriers to understanding. Mr. Volk is a reporter by profession, and rational and skeptical by nature, but he grew up in a house that was suposedly haunted, and searches for logical answers to explain his childhood experiences. This quest takes him to various fringe areas of science, including NDE's, UFO's, lucid dreaming, and expermintal treatments for PTSD, among others, and gives him some truly remarkable experiences along the way. But his most important discovery seems to be that science is not a religion, or an ideology, but a tool that can only achieve its' full potential when it is used with courage, open-mindedness, and impartiality. Was Mr. Volk's boyhood home really haunted? Read this book and decide for yourself!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    Not what you might expect...

    ...but in a good way. This is not a book of sensational stories. It is, instead, an examination of what paranormal means, both from a cultural point of view and also from a scientific vantage point. Yes, there are stories that support what Volk is writing about but this book is a serious look at things that go bump in the night.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    Very interesting book!

    I heard about this book when the author was interviewed on the "Paranomal Podcast" and I am glad I listened to the interview and subsequently bought the book. The subject matter is very interesting and I really like the author's style. He is open to all forms of thought and looking to get away from paradigms that exclude other beliefs, in general.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2014

    I have read this book a total of two times, each time being just

    I have read this book a total of two times, each time being just as mind-opening as the next. I have never been one for journalism pieces, but Steve Volk took me by surprise as a phenomenal writer with a brilliant approach towards such an "iffy" topic in today's society. I am not one who believes in a God, nor am I a skeptic who relies solely on science as a concrete base. I am the "I Don't Know" as Volk explains and this book is perfectly designed for all of us. He brings us together into a large community of mutual understanding - No matter how much we trust science and no matter how much faith any one person has, no one truly KNOWS anything except for that which has yet to be disproven.  
     
    Some of the topics about religion, faith, scientific study and psychological functions tend to draw boundaries between certain groups, but Volk remains thorough and unbiased in his approach which leaves plenty of room for readers to observe their own thoughts and opinions and conclude as they wish.  
      
    I would definitely recommend this book to anyone willing to take the time to read it. Fringe-ology put into words the many thoughts I have had as an "in-betweener", effortlessly explaining taboo concepts while also remaining as factual as possible.  
      
    If you're looking for a good book to open your mind and serve as a catalyst for self-observation, Frige-ology is it.

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    Posted January 1, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Great book

    Really enjoying this book. If your intrigued- buy it!

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