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  1. says: E–book [Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife] Download ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Mary Roach characters Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

    Download ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Mary Roach Mary Roach » 4 Free download characters Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife Roach is the author of Stiff a raucous romp through the wonderful land of death It is only natural that she might continue that escapade with a look past the curtain Are there ghosts? Is there life after death? Sh

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    E–book [Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife] I learned a number of interesting things reading Mary Roach's survey of the historical and scientific efforts to prove the existence of a sou

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    Mary Roach » 4 Free download Download ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Mary Roach characters Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife Not bad but Roach reveals her limitations in this book; namely she writes mostly to entertain She spends most of h

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    E–book [Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife] This is a book that tries too hard to be cutesy From page one we're dumped with tons of cute little footnoted anecdotes about uaint pseudo scientific afterlife related topics many of her anecdotes tend to veer far off topi

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    E–book [Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife] All of Mary Roach's book have a few things in common1 They are brilliantly and exhaustively researched2 They are incredibly engaging3 They are hilarious without ever being sillySpook is not the exception Roach take on the afterlife is a fresh one aimed at explaining the many similar phenomena reported by every culture arou

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    E–book [Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife] Mary Roach's book has two great strengths The first is that she's damnably funny; she brings humor to any place of uncertainty and any place of anyone's absolute certainty The second strength is that she's humble and friendl

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    E–book [Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife] Mary Roach » 4 Free download characters Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife Want to know what happens when we die? You and everyone else apparently Many people believe in some sort of con

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    E–book [Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife] This would have been a much better book if I had read it rather than listened to it as an audio book The problem was that the person reading it had been told Roach is funny in much the same way bad actors spend too much time remembering Shakespeare wrote his plays as ‘poetry’ – so she read this almost with a laugh track playing throughout Nothing kills a joke uite so stone dead as telegraphing it in your

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    characters Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife E–book [Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife] Now this was fun I've never read Mary Roach before but I enjoyed her exploration of possible evidences for life after death very much She's a skeptic but not a debunker – she would like to see solid evidence that some sort of consciousness continues after the body dies but for the most part what she finds is that even where scientists and other investigators are trying to be rigorous in their experiments suishiness oft

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    E–book [Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife] Download ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Mary Roach Mary Roach » 4 Free download A trip through various scientific and not so scientific attempts to ascertain whether or not the human soul consciousness personality or whatever survives the death of the body Looks at reincarnation mediums ectoplasms attempts to m

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Download ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Mary Roach Read & Download Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife 104 Mary Roach » 4 Free download H experiences Along the way she enrolls in an English medium school gets electromagnetically haunted at a university in Ontario visits a Duke University professor with a plan to weigh the consciousness of a leech Her historical wanderings unearth soul seeking philosophers who rummaged thru cadavers calves' heads a North Carolina lawsuit that established legal precedence for ghosts the last surviving sample of ectoplasm in a Cambridge University archiv. Want to know what happens when we die You and everyone else apparently Many people believe in some sort of continuation be it an afterlife reincarnation or maybe that your soul sticks around and haunts old abandoned mansions Unfortunately no one really knows for sure With Spook Mary Roach isn t going to provide you with a concrete answer but rather an exploration of several beliefs and possibilitiesI didn t enjoy this one nearly as much as Stiff It s not to say it s a poorly written book I just found my interest waning at certain points That being said there are some interesting chapters detailing EVP electronic voice phenomenon reincarnation ectoplasm and the ongoing search for the human soul but they felt long winded and repetitive With Stiff Roach s research is scientific and factual whereas with Spook it s a lot of interviews with folks who are speaking about belief systems and faith I m not trying to knock organized religion or anything it just didn t hold my attention as much as Stiff or even Packing for MarsIf anything seek out the chapters about her enrollment and experience in medium school I m not the biggest fan of that profession and while she goes on record in detailing her personal skepticism I found that she provided a fair and balanced approach regarding the students and professorsI d be interested to hear thoughts from someone who carries a firm belief in the afterlife and what if anything this book did for them I consider it a fault of mine to be unable to shut off the voice in my head screaming You re lying None of this is possible when Mary is interviewing someone If I could I m sure I would have enjoyed it a lot

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Download ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Mary Roach Read & Download Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife 104 Mary Roach » 4 Free download Eual parts Groucho Marx Stephen Jay Gould both enlightening entertaining Sunday Denver Post Rocky Mountain News The best selling author of Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers now trains her considerable wit curiosity on the human soul What happens when we die Does the light just go out that's that the million year nap Or will some part of my personality my me ness persist What will that feel like What will I do all day Is there a place to plug i. Not bad but Roach reveals her limitations in this book namely she writes mostly to entertain She spends most of her time making fun of mediums from the spiritualism craze in the 20 s which let s face it is like shooting fish in a barrelBut you can also sense the places where her unspoken thesis ie that the idea of a soul and any attendant special effects is bunk runs into problemsShe hurriedly scurries past it as in the case of Kirlian photography or a scientific experiment which seemed to validate the presence of an astrally projected body form This is not to say that either of these is true or valid Just that the clumsy and hostile way she handles stuff she can t turn into a modest punch line is in sharp contrast to her deliberate and even handed approach to the other easily debunked examples Which I find insulting as a reader I don t mind being entertained but I do mind someone pretending that I won t notice flaws in her argument

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Download ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook » Mary Roach Read & Download Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife 104 Mary Roach » 4 Free download N my lap top In an attempt to find out Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary historical soul searchers scientists schemers engineers mediums all trying to prove or disprove that life goes on after we die She begins the journey in rural India with a reincarnation researcher ends up in a University of Virginia operating room where cardiologists have installed euipment near the ceiling to study out of body near deat. This is a book that tries too hard to be cutesy From page one we re dumped with tons of cute little footnoted anecdotes about uaint pseudo scientific afterlife related topics many of her anecdotes tend to veer far off topic but nothing meaningful or even slightly memorable Further Roach s humor comes across not as funny but as smug even mean spirited and as a firm non believer I was predisposed to agree with her point of view anywayHer research and organization were both terrible She seemed to jump into topics haphazardly with no segues between them and with no reason except to poke gleeful fun at the topic she s investigating Look at me I managed to get into the highly exclusive Cambridge Library Manuscript Room First I ll make a joke about all the nerds doing research in the room and what mind numbingly boring topics they re studying Then I ll discuss at length how embarrassed I am to be studying such a silly subject Then after summarizing the articles I read in boring detail I ll have a good long laugh about the ridiculous shenanigans people got up to in olden times and how funny their beliefs sound today Long story short her investigations into phenomena are cursory at best This is a book that claims to speak for sciencebut true scientific research is never this shallow The only chapter that I really found interesting was the one on ghostsghost sightings However I was put off by Roach s presentation for example she investigates in some detail a case in which a farmer claimed to see the ghost of his deceased father the ghost directed the farmer to a hidden copy of his will a will which just so happened to give the farmer a greater share in his late father s estate No surprise here First Roach investigates the ghost sighting claim then feels the surely noble need to tell the farmer s grandchildren that their ancestor was likely involved in some sort of scam even though they previously had held no doubts about their grandfather s story and didn t seem to want to hear any of her arguments Blah blah blah Nearly none of this book is clever or particularly engaging When it s not trying to be humorous it just feels like a long list of names and dates and titles of research studies Most inexcusable this book is boring I m one who actually watches those terrifically bad Discovery Channel shows about hauntings the ones with dramatic re enactments complete with computer generated ghosts and spooky noises soundtrack I shouldn t have found this book boring I should have devoured it Instead I was bored out of my mind and desperately wished each page was the last

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