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Official Review: The Politics, Science, and Mysteries of ...

Post by HouseOfAtticus » 13 Jan 2018, 01:29

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Politics, Science, and Mysteries of Creation" by Patrick Blake.]
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“The origin and history of mankind, “Homo sapiens “, are evident from two major sources. In terms of scientific analysis there is the fossil record from which much information, including the approximate timeline of the appearance of archaic Homo sapiens, can be identified with some degree of certainty.”

The book begins with these lines. If these lines are too convoluted for you, this book might not for you. But if you are intrigued by this idea, then you will absolutely love this book. These lines eloquently set a precedent for what will follow. I felt that the brilliance of the author is unparalleled.

The Politics, Science, and Mysteries of Creation by Patrick Blake is a brilliant and eloquent work of non-fiction that deals with the idea of origins in the most extensive manner. He has his own set of idiosyncratic opinions and the delightful thing is that these opinions are strongly backed by a set of facts. This work begins with a prologue that deals with the socio-political factors that influenced the lives of Elohim settlers. From there begins a quest to find the truth behind the origins of mankind. The author is able to effectively delineate the possible connotations of the stories that have been built around the concept of origin and the book is divided into four parts:
Part 1 Sacred Traditions
Part 2 Spiritual Avatars
Part 3 Cosmic Mysteries
Part 4 Human Behaviour

In these four parts, the author is able to outline the history and politics of the human understanding of origins of mankind. My favourite part of this book is when the author explains the history behind the marginalisation of women. He disproves the popular belief that women had been marginalised from the dawn of mankind and explains the reality behind this culture of oppression.

There were rare elements in this book that irked me. I feel that there were certain things that I definitely did not agree with, but I absolutely understand that the author is much more established than me, and he has the right to express and validate his views. I also felt that the way the book is structured it wonderful. The author manages to simplify very complex ideas and makes them palatable to a wider audience.

It is also very important to note that there are almost no errors in this book. It has been very well edited and the author has thoroughly done his work. Overall, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I believe that this rating is well deserved. I feel that it is a perfect read for religious as well as agnostic people as it brings together and reconciles a variety of complex and diverse ideas. I strongly urge all readers to find solace in this wonderful book.

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Post by CNWaweru » 20 Jan 2018, 18:50

I love your review. I avoid non-fiction books mostly because some of them tend to get too deep in whatever they are addressing until people without experience in the field cannot keep up. I am glad to find out that it has been somehow simplified. I will try it. Thank you.

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Post by Kat Berg » 20 Jan 2018, 19:33

This sounds like an interesting read. Whenever I read a review of a book from this genre, I always wonder if I will agree with the reviewer. :) And it makes me want to read the book to find out. And this is an expensive book on Amazon! (Wow, I just checked it out!) So I am now also a little jealous that you are the one who got to review it! But I also know it was not an easy, lighthearted read, so, way to go powering through!

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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 20 Jan 2018, 20:08

Interesting! I believe such a book can actually challenge what you believe-in or what you have heard before. I have never read a book of this genre but according to your review it seems that the book leads to a brainstorming session, that would ultimately challenge the authors point of view and facts. I like that kind of a book! Seems to me, of my interest. Thank you for the review!
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Post by Whippet » 20 Jan 2018, 22:30

It would have been interesting to know what exactly irked you in this book. It does sound like a very solid and worthy read. I'm fascinated by such topics so I'll definitely add this to my to-read list. Thanks for the recommendation and review!

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Post by BookHausJ » 21 Jan 2018, 00:08

This is a must read book. Hope I can find time to read it. I believe that the Author has thorough knowledge about this topic. Thanks for the review!

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Post by Maggie G » 26 Jan 2018, 22:31

This sounds like a fascinating book. What really interests me is the four main parts of the book, and I’d like to know more about them. Thank you for your review.

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Post by Hildah Mose » 27 Jan 2018, 03:43

Thanks for your recommendation. Though personally I don't believe in all those science ideas on the origin of mankind. Thanks for your detailed review

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Post by kandscreeley » 27 Jan 2018, 09:05

I feel like this one would be a little too academic for me. I appreciate the information, though. Very nice review.
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Post by N_R » 28 Jan 2018, 04:07

I have been reading recently in this genre and have actually really enjoyed the books which I have read of late. Thanks for your informative review, I think that I will be reading this book.

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Post by EWatson02 » 28 Jan 2018, 18:05

One thing that gives me pause--though it's not exactly a dealbreaker--is the use of the word "mankind." I really, really, really wish folks would switch to the words "humankind" or simply "humans."

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Post by Harrygx3 » 30 Jan 2018, 16:37

Sounds like an interesting read and I always like people with strong opinions on a matter backed by facts. Well structured review, good job!^^

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Post by Cotwani » 30 Jan 2018, 17:14

I am intrigued by the author's disproval of the popular belief that women had been marginalized from the dawn of mankind and his explanation of the reality behind this culture of oppression. Sounds like a thought-provoking book. Thanks for your review.

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Post by Spirit Wandering » 03 Feb 2018, 18:48

I am intrigued by the part about the origins of marginalization of women. There seems to be some evidence of early matriarchal societies and I would be curious to see if this book shed any light on that possibility. Thanks for the review.
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Post by KamalK » 12 Feb 2018, 23:26

I like to read books that are informative but also philosophical at the same time. The writer has substantiated his ideas backed by scientific theories. Sounds intriguing.

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