Re: [humanism-174] desperate theists

From: Josh
Sent on: Sunday, December 30, 2007 10:48 AM
Yeah, it seems pretty obvious what's going on here

I agree that Amazon has been pretty reliable in the past, but long
tale economics is new concept, and companies are just now figuring out
how to exploit that.  That's the nature of business, and it is pretty
disappointing

On Dec 30,[masked]:31 AM, Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:
>
> 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:
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> >
> > 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!
> >
> >
> http://www.amazon...­
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> >
> > MT
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