New Lands

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There are many books that tell of sightings of ghosts, aliens, and strange animals. But Charles Fort's "New Lands" is perhaps the only book in which whole continents, geographies, and, indeed, planetary systems themselves are seen in the same uncertain twilight of perception.
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Overview

There are many books that tell of sightings of ghosts, aliens, and strange animals. But Charles Fort's "New Lands" is perhaps the only book in which whole continents, geographies, and, indeed, planetary systems themselves are seen in the same uncertain twilight of perception.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780559058134
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 4/30/2009
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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"Charles Hoy Fort (6 August 1874 - 3 May 1932) was an American writer and researcher into anomalous phenomena.

Jerome Clark writes that Fort was "Essentially a satirist hugely skeptical of human beings' - especially scientists' claims to ultimate knowledge". (Clark 2000, 123) (see Pyrrhonism for a type of skepticism strongly reminiscent of Fort's). Clark describes Fort's writing style as a "distinctive blend of mocking humor, penetrating insight, and calculated outrageousness". (Clark 1998, 200)

Writer Colin Wilson describes Fort as "a patron of cranks" (Wilson, 199), and also argues that running through Fort's work is "the feeling that no matter how honest scientists think they are, they are still influenced by various unconscious assumptions that prevent them from attaining true objectivity. Expressed in a sentence, Fort's principle goes something like this: People with a psychological need to believe in marvels are no more prejudiced and gullible than people with a psychological need not to believe in marvels." (Wilson, 201; emphases his)

Fort's books sold well, and remain in print. Today, the term Fortean or Forteana is used to describe various anomalous phenomena."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Armani

    Curse you. XD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    H

    I found a new home, go to: african animals!
    •~|Trishyta, Kaputokatia, Sintara

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Oseroshito

    The young ocelot announces,"I have to go. I'll be back tomorrow."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Ruena

    Morning! -Ruena

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    I found one

    Betta all results.

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    Posted April 21, 2012

    Aia

    Goodmorning! It's 7:46am eastern time here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Toph (Im new)

    I just got back from soccer pratice. 4 those who dunno me, I'm Toph, a south China tiger. So whats up?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Kalliom

    Nevermind he deleted it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Mirna

    A small exhale comes from result 15.

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