Susan Blackmore

 
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12 January 2009 07:32
 

Has anybody read any of her work? Recommendations? I was thinking about the ‘Meme Machine’ Sounds interesting. She has more recent work out on consciousness but I doubt anything new is exposed in than realm.

 
 
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12 January 2009 09:23
 

I have always liked Susan, especially her vitriolic broadsides aimed at the woo-woo crowd.
I have read perhaps a third of her thesis: “Extrasensory Perception as a Cognitive Process”, but found it to be a bit of a harangue and wanting in coherence.

I won’t join the choir of, mostly epicene, buzz-cut females, who herald her as the sibyl of our time, but I’d suggest to read her very witty and scathing expose of the priesthood ‘The masturbating monk’.
It’s published by Penguin but you can easily get a free PDF version off the Web by Googling it.

 
 
 
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12 January 2009 10:15
 

Thanks Sanderman. I may check that out. She sounds like a hoot!

I think she did away with the red hair though.

 
 
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12 January 2009 10:57
 
McCreason - 12 January 2009 03:15 PM

Thanks Sanderman. I may check that out. She sounds like a hoot!

I think she did away with the red hair though.

You are very welcome.

Also, please peruse her musings on the gullibility of (wo)men, in her missive ‘Trundling the Tabernacle of Titillating Titties into the Tawdry Twilight’.

It is a classic.

 
 
 
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12 January 2009 11:01
 

Or the 7 T’s of Eve?

 
 
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13 January 2009 01:32
 

Sander: Also, please peruse her musings on the gullibility of (wo)men, in her missive ‘Trundling the Tabernacle of Titillating Titties into the Tawdry Twilight’.

It is a classic.

Damn that Susan B… first she steals the whole meme concept from Dawkins and writes an entire book, and then she changes the title of the biography she wrote about me boobies from ‘The Tabernacle of Titillating and Trundling Titties into the Tawdry Twilight’ to ‘Trundling the Tabernacle of Titillating Titties into the Tawdry Twilight.’

It is a classic though.

 
 
 
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13 January 2009 07:54
 

Susan is a delightful person and her books are always interesting and informative.  But you know, of course, that there is nobody home there…

 
 
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13 January 2009 09:01
 

Nobody home you say? Sounds like my kind of gal!