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What really happened to ATLANTIS? Did ANCIENT ALIENS really build the PYRAMIDS? Is there a SECRET GOVERNMENT that plans to POISON most of the population? Is BIG PHARMA harming us to turn a profit? Are McDONALD'S HAMBURGERS really made from INSIDIOUS CHEMICALS? Are we really close to the END OF THE WORLD? OCCAM'S NIGHTMARE is an exploration of the world of conspiracy theories, alternative science, pop culture, and how they all tie together. Mapping the history of speculative and dubious ideas, CRACKED contributor S Peter Davis traces a genealogy of wacky hypotheses right back to where they all began. How horror author H.P. LOVECRAFT is responsible for both SCIENTOLOGY and ANCIENT ALIENS How ONE WOMAN created the MYTH OF ATLANTIS, the DAVID ICKE PHENOMENON, and NAZISM How a theory of disease from the time of the BLACK DEATH is responsible for both ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE and VACCINE HYSTERIA How CHARLES MANSON is really behind the controversy about OBAMA'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE
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Nov 21, 2014VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - A superb book, by a high quality researcher and author in Peter. I love his great Aussie sense of humour (we come from the same home town), the satirical wit, as well as his empathetic, polite and measured criticisms of the eccentric believers in gobbledygook. He tells it as it is without defaulting to personal abuse and insults. I really appreciated that, and I wish I could be more like that when I was confronted with the lunacies in years gone by of my time online being trolled on Usenet/Newsgroups by 9/11 Truthers and the like. It's refreshing to see such mundane well referenced historical, scientific and academic proven facts, logic, and truths being communicated in such an entertaining, compelling and psychologically healthy manner. This book really is a credit to Davis and the intelligence and clarity which he brings to the subject matter. There's a genuine personal honesty in how he tells his stories. THE PERFECT XMAS GIFT FOR THE GLOBAL... More > CONSPIRATORIALIST IN YOUR OWN WORLD. If you are tired of listening to the never-ending accusations that YOU are a part of the problem .... slip this under their Xmas tree and every time they bring up the subject again, just say "Hey, Occam's Nightmare, remember?" The world would be a much better place if more folks of Davis's caliber were running media corporations like News Corp. I little more reason and sanity would prevail everywhere. Well done Peter, and thank you making the effort! Your mum should be proud of this achievement, not least because you finally finished something!< Less
Jan 11, 2014Can't put it down. Received it yesterday morning and am already half way through it. I know the author through Cracked and this book has the same high quality and gloss he brings to his work there. Highly recommended!
Oct 17, 2013Great Book. A lot of time clearly went into researching these topics and you'll learn some interesting but oft overlooked bits of history and trivia. It's all presented in an engaging and amusing way. Well done, Davis.
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- Shane Peter Davis (Standard Copyright License)
- First Edition
- September 17, 2013
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.9 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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