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Offline HackedFridgeMagnet

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Re: your favorite scifi books?
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2012, 10:19:29 pm »
How could we not mention the late <maybe not> great L Ron Hubbard and his Battlefield Earth decology.

I must admit I read three of them, and really enjoyed the antics of his antihero.

 

Offline GK

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Re: your favorite scifi books?
« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2012, 12:40:25 am »
So when do we get an E-meter teardown?  ;D

I'm going to be a party-pooper and pick a fight. Fiction writing is crap. Life is too short to vegetate in a fantasy land, and I cringe at the way Arthur C Clarke is some kind of prophet for “non-believers”. 

So there!
Bzzzzt. No longer care, over this forum shit.........ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 

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Re: Re: your favorite scifi books?
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2012, 12:45:42 am »
So when do we get an E-meter teardown?  ;D

I'm going to be a party-pooper and pick a fight. Fiction writing is crap. Life is too short to vegetate in a fantasy land, and I cringe at the way Arthur C Clarke is some kind of prophet for “non-believers”. 

So there!

(Said in my best grumpy old man voice) And I don't like candy or birthdays or Christmas either(end old man voice)

 Sheesh somebody didn't have a happy childhood.
 

Offline GK

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Re: your favorite scifi books?
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2012, 12:48:22 am »
They forced me to read Day of the Triffids in primary school. It was torture! I never recovered.
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Offline poptones

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Re: your favorite scifi books?
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2012, 02:20:34 am »
Read Dianetics. Then read Ellis' article on REBT. Dianetics came out in 1950; Ellis was published in 1956. Both are based on Jung, who rejected Abreaction because he said, basically, it was unreliable because the subject may invent details. But if those details were "real" or "invented" they still represent reality to the subject, so to the subject those "imaginary" details are just as real and, therefore, still influence behavior, emotion, and thinking.

Get past the 50's racism and the bullshit about thetans and diabetes being character faults; focus just on the science and you can see Dianetics predates, and is, modern cognitive therapy made understandable for the lay person. Whatever you think of Hubbard, he was a communicator.
 


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