New Lands

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Another collection from the Master, Charles Fort, the so called Father of Ufology, and of course the patron saint of FORTEANA. Fort presents a collection of anomalous events, and the ridiculous explanations that 'science' succumbs to when placed in front of the 'unparadigmatic'. The collection is global and if you look very carefully you might something from your own back yard.
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Overview

Another collection from the Master, Charles Fort, the so called Father of Ufology, and of course the patron saint of FORTEANA. Fort presents a collection of anomalous events, and the ridiculous explanations that 'science' succumbs to when placed in front of the 'unparadigmatic'. The collection is global and if you look very carefully you might something from your own back yard.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781604591262
  • Publisher: Wilder Publications
  • Publication date: 11/5/2007
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (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 January 23, 2015

    Stormclandeputy

    Two thumbs up : )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2015

    THE TRAVELERS: prologue

    Prologue <p> On one side of the fence, an unaware shecat bathed her four kits. The runt, a beautiful female with black and white spotted hind quarters which slowly grew to a light grey when it reached her ears where as her head was a shade of orange which turned white at the bottom and she head a bright orange spot in her forehead, had been pushed away. She was very small and had been born nearly five hours after the other three. The other three were a tuxedo tom, a white shekit, and a black tabby tom with a red tail tip. <p> But on the other side, a group of five cats and two kits sat taking turns peeking through a small hole. <br> "We need to take the runt. The mother won't do anything about it." Said a scarred, black tom. <br> "I say we take the tabby. He is the strongest." Said a sleek, red shecat with a white underbelly. <br> "I agree with Shado. We need to take the runt." Said another tom, a light grey tabby with a white underbelly. <br> The two kits, a black shecat with green eyes and a brown tabby tom with yellow eyes, spoke up. "Lets take the white shekit." <br> "Nobody asked you two." Snapped the red shecat. <br> "I say we take the tuxedo tom." Said a ginger colored shecat with a white underbelly. <br> "We'll take the runt." Said a large, orange tabby tom with blue eyes and black rings around his eyes. "She would do just fine." <br> "It is decided," said Shado, the black one. "But who will retreive her?" He asked. <br> "I will," the red shecat spoke up. <p> She climbed the fence and lept down, circling the shecat. The shecat made a surprised squeak sound and ran to a bush, leaving all of the kits. <br> "Just as I expected," the red shecat said. She snatched up the kit. "You look like a setting sun." She said. After a moment, she had come up with a name. "I will call you Dusk." <p> (What do you think? It's a bit short, but prolouges are never a kabajilion (is that even a real number? Lol) pages long. It will be very different from what you usually see.)

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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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  • Anonymous

    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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