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    Without further ado, I joyfully present to all my Van Halen links friends, my first book!
    It's a wild philosophical and spiritual ride!

    The Amazing Randi, fierce godfather of the hyper-rational skeptics movement, invites young truth-seeker James Plath to become his personal apprentice.

    Years later the skeptic's apprentice stumbles upon an ancient mystery so astonishing that it challenges the core beliefs of Randi and the entire skeptical community, compelling the world's greatest minds to question the very nature of reality.

    Accompanying James on his paradigm popping journey are some of the most eminent thinkers of our times, such as the philosophers Simon Critchley, Daniel Dennett, Douglas Hofstadter, Raymond Smullyan, and Cornel West, the astonishment artist Paul Harris and the Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

    https://www.amazon.com/Skeptics-Appr...dp/0692696776/
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    Awesome! Congrats on such a huge accomplishment. Like many I've always fancied myself an aspiring writer but have never taken the time to follow it through (except for 8 paragraph long replies on the Links )

    One question: since the main character is named after you, is this an auto-biography?
    CNN may think my opinion matters, but you shouldn't.

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    Thank you! And yes, it's autobiographical. It's a philosophy book about my journey from studying with the fiercest atheist and skeptic on the planet ... to later uncovering the mystical experience and discovering the astonishing true nature of consciousness!
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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    Without further ado, I joyfully present to all my Van Halen links friends, my first book!
    It's a wild philosophical and spiritual ride!

    The Amazing Randi, fierce godfather of the hyper-rational skeptics movement, invites young truth-seeker James Plath to become his personal apprentice.

    Years later the skeptic's apprentice stumbles upon an ancient mystery so astonishing that it challenges the core beliefs of Randi and the entire skeptical community, compelling the world's greatest minds to question the very nature of reality.

    Accompanying James on his paradigm popping journey are some of the most eminent thinkers of our times, such as the philosophers Simon Critchley, Daniel Dennett, Douglas Hofstadter, Raymond Smullyan, and Cornel West, the astonishment artist Paul Harris and the Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

    https://www.amazon.com/Skeptics-Appr...dp/0692696776/
    That's awesome. As an aspiring author myself, I know you are thrilled. Congrats! Adding it to my reading list...

    TK

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    Thanks, TK!!

    Yes, I'm thrilled to be able to share the joy and astonishment with others!
    In this often dark and cruel world, it's the best possible news ever!

    Here's the site:

    Http://www.jamesplath.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    It's a philosophy book about my journey from studying with the fiercest atheist and skeptic on the planet ... to later uncovering the mystical experience and discovering the astonishing true nature of consciousness!

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    Awesome James! That's a wonderful accomplishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    Without further ado, I joyfully present to all my Van Halen links friends, my first book!
    It's a wild philosophical and spiritual ride!

    The Amazing Randi, fierce godfather of the hyper-rational skeptics movement, invites young truth-seeker James Plath to become his personal apprentice.

    Years later the skeptic's apprentice stumbles upon an ancient mystery so astonishing that it challenges the core beliefs of Randi and the entire skeptical community, compelling the world's greatest minds to question the very nature of reality.

    Accompanying James on his paradigm popping journey are some of the most eminent thinkers of our times, such as the philosophers Simon Critchley, Daniel Dennett, Douglas Hofstadter, Raymond Smullyan, and Cornel West, the astonishment artist Paul Harris and the Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

    https://www.amazon.com/Skeptics-Appr...dp/0692696776/
    Congrats James! I've always been an admirer of Randi. I'll be checking this out most definitely.

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    Scotty, that made me spit my coffee...really!

    Thanks Pch5150!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    Congrats James! I've always been an admirer of Randi. I'll be checking this out most definitely.

    He's AMAZING. I published it ON his birthday as a gift to him...!

    So cool you're a fan of his, if you're ever in Fort Lauderdale area, let me know, I can try and set up a meeting with him and maybe he'll show you his library, incredible stuff in there!
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    Congrats, James!!! Awesome accomplishment. Not to set the bar too high, yet I did also publish a one off book in Grade 3, entitled "The Fast Frog". Complete with hand drawn illustrations! Ha-ha.

    Perhaps you could set up a meeting with your publisher? Shame to let my masterpiece go unknown. And yes, I'm available for book signings and photo ops...


    Seriously though..., Kudos!

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    The Fast Frog!! Haha! Love it

    Thank you, brother!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    Thank you! And yes, it's autobiographical. It's a philosophy book about my journey from studying with the fiercest atheist and skeptic on the planet ... to later uncovering the mystical experience and discovering the astonishing true nature of consciousness!
    Did you take a trip to Peru and get on the ayahuasca?

    Congrats on the book

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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    Thank you! And yes, it's autobiographical. It's a philosophy book about my journey from studying with the fiercest atheist and skeptic on the planet ... to later uncovering the mystical experience and discovering the astonishing true nature of consciousness!
    So, it's a comedy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    He's AMAZING. I published it ON his birthday as a gift to him...!

    So cool you're a fan of his, if you're ever in Fort Lauderdale area, let me know, I can try and set up a meeting with him and maybe he'll show you his library, incredible stuff in there!
    Thank you, James. I think I'll have to take you up on that.

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