Subtitle: Shining a Light on Conspiracies
Some people treat the topic as if conspiracies don't exist. Ridicule is automatic. They would be shocked to find out that there are at least 489 new conspiracies per second starting somewhere in the world, day-in and day-out, all year long and every year. Incredible!
This book attempts to shine a light on this controversial topic and to place it in its proper perspective. The so-called skeptics have lost their bearings when it comes to critical thinking. True skepticism is also skeptical of personal views and beliefs -- even those based on facts. Why? Because we can always learn more. Knowledge is always a moving target.
Did you know that two children talking about stealing cookies from the kitchen while mommy is at the store is considered a conspiracy? The world is not going to end because of missing cookies. Too many people, especially Americans, have a knee-jerk reaction to the idea of conspiracies. The author discovered this in himself while teaching at a four-year college in the Philippines. The reaction took him entirely by surprise. After researching this subject more thoroughly, Mr. Martin discovered that conspiracies are far more common than he had imagined.
Covering virtually every aspect of human society, this book delves into the heart of what makes conspiracies so common. Some of the real-world examples may make you angry or dismayed. But there are ways to recognize conspiracies when they happen. And there are solutions.
About the Author
Rod Martin, Jr. was born in West Texas, United States. He has been a Hollywood artist, a software engineer with a degree summa cum laude, a writer, web designer and a college professor. Rod Martin's interests have ranged from astronomy to ancient history, physics to geology, and graphics arts to motion pictures. He has studied comparative religion, worked as a lay minister and spiritual counselor, and taught ethics in college. While doing graphic arts in Hollywood, he also studied electronic engineering. In 1983, as Carl Martin, he published his first novel, "Touch the Stars: Emergence," co-authored by John Dalmas (Tor Books, NY). He continues to write science fiction under that pen name. Later, switching careers to computers and information technology, Mr. Martin worked for Control Data, Ceridian Payroll, Bank of America, Global Database Marketing and IPRO Tech. He also created "Stars in the NeighborHood" 3D astronomy space software. He currently resides in the Philippines with his wife, Juvy. He has taught information technology, mathematics and professional ethics at Benedicto College, in Cebu. He continues to teach online and to write books and blogs.