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Can You Speak Venusian?: A Guide to Independent Thinkers Hardcover – 18 Jul 1977

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  • Hardcover: 169 pages
  • Publisher: Ian Henry Publications Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (18 July 1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0860258025
  • ISBN-13: 978-0860258025
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13.4 x 2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,331,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Sir Patrick Moore is the world's best-known living astronomer. He has presented the BBC's 'Sky at Night' programme since 1957 and written over 60 books. Recognised by the scientific community as one of the greatest authorities in the field, he was awarded the OBE in 1968. In 2001 he received a Knighthood, won a BAFTA for his services to television and became a member of the celebrated Royal Society. He lives in Selsey, Sussex.

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Stupid People alert! 1 May 2002
By Floyd Largent - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The title of this book, Can You Speak Venusian?, basically says it all. When I first found this book in the stacks of my local library, I thought it was about some crackpot's insane theory; instead, it lambasts a number of crackpots and their equally-cracked pet ideas. Astronomer Patrick Moore ponders the various theories of Flat Earthers, channelers, crystal gazers, people who believe we live on the inside of the Earth, and the like. He calls them Independent Thinkers -- I call them kooks. He's a scientist (apparently self-taught) and does the Independent Thinkers the great disservice of taking them seriously. For example, he is "ill-mannered enough" to ask a man channeling Aetherius, an ET who can speak all Earth's languages, questions in both French and Norwegian that Aetherius somehow can't understand. The book is amusing, but has a slight mocking tone. A great read for skeptical thinkers, but it'll be lost on the vast array of Stupid People(tm) who like to believe stupid things.
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