Re: [humanism-174] desperate theists

From: Mark T.
Sent on: Sunday, December 30, 2007 10:31 AM
I know... but this still gravely disappoints me! I have ordered a lot of stuff from Amazon, and I've used their reviews for guidance at times... never before have I seen this sort of crap. Usually, when it comes to books on religion & politics, there are polarized reviews but at least they appear to be real.
 
The good news is, Sanjay's book isn't selling very well!

On Dec 30,[masked]:24 AM, Michael <[address removed]> wrote:
Well, what do you expect from a corporate company?  They will do whatever they feel is necessary to make a profit.

Michael


Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:
This is interesting...
 
A Dr. Sanjay Patel has written a book, "God & Spirituality- The Undeniable Evidence for God's Existence". (Published Sept. '07)
 
Patel's book bases its bold assertion mainly on the finagling of numbers found in various ancient religious texts. (My lack of faith is already quivering!)
 
There are about 20 or so gushing reviews of the book on Amazon- one says "Patel's discoveries bypass the arguments of Dawkins, Hitchens, Dennett, etc." Another says something like "this is the discovery of the millenium".
 
This is where it gets interesting- apparently, the book is being propped by phony reviews! Patel's book was published by BOOKSURGE, owned by Amazon itself.
 
One or two REAL reviewers noticed what is going on... supposedly, negative reviews were deleted by Amazon! Anyway, here's the link- check out the reviews & comments of the reviews, and see what you think!
 
 
 
MT




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