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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2007

    Get beyond platitudes

    This is a serous subject. If the authors¿Carter Shepard and Carolyn Cummings¿are in fact communicating with the dead, then we had better listen. Such information would be the key to everything. However I am not convinced. As I read, I kept asking myself certain questions. Was this information something that could be culled from exiting materials? Is it harmonious with the things said during their lifetime? Can we scientifically verify the things being said? In these areas the book falls short. The first interview I read was Ronald Reagan¿s. Earlier this year I had read both his letters and his presidential journals. I was up to speed on what he said and how he said it. The interviews did not match his cadence and phraseology. Of course we would need to do a double-blind wordprint analysis, but at first blush, they did not match. On page 69, it records that Reagan was now in favor of stem cell research. This is a deviation from the policy he held in life. But Carter, Carolyn, and the alleged Reagan did not realize this discrepancy. Ron Regan, the president¿s son, changed his position, so there maybe some confusion due to name similarities. But we have no record of the president himself ever revising his view, even in the face of his own Alzheimer¿s. As I read, the interview seemed to be a run-of-the-mill People Magazine type interview, and contained information that could have been culled from exiting biographies. There was nothing distinctive that could have been used as a control, akin to the Harry Houdini code words. The interview with Albert Einstein was the most promising. As Carl Sagan outlined in The Demon Haunted World, if he met anyone presuming to be a scientist, he would ask them technical questions. One would be, ¿Please provide a short proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.¿ He got no replies. This interview suffers from the same problem. We get generalities about his life and god, but when asked about Stephen Hawking, Einstein gives a sound byte plaudit. There is no technical critique of his theories. Contrast this with the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith and his teachings on tobacco, smoking, etc. Reality Check: If Einstein is in contact with God, then there is one thing we want¿quantum gravitation! 'The one interesting thing about this interview is that Carolyn did not know who Hawking was.' The interview with DaVinci comes closest to being scientific. On page 91, DaVinci claims that between 2030 and 2035, a lost work of his will resurface. Hopefully the authors can get on Coast To Coast AM with Ian Punnett so this prophecy can become public knowledge. So I was not impressed with the empirical content of this book. Admittedly we are in the area of faith, so whatever I say or write will be filtered accordingly. But God did bless us with the scientific method, so let¿s use it appropriately.

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