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Aliens and Man?
A Synopsis of Facts and Beliefs
  • Jerry Kroth
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Aliens and Man?. A Synopsis of Facts and Beliefs
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NASA astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts have said they saw “something,” Senator Dennis Kucinich famously said he believes UFOs are real, and just about everybody has heard rumors that the US military and intelligence agencies are “hiding something.” In this book, a college professor attempts to apply a dispassionate scientific approach to the question, pulling together and evaluating evidence for and against various theories about aliens from outer space and other unexplained phenomena. How real is the evidence, he asks, and what does it add up to?

This book is intended to present all the mystery and intrigue without any of the hype, pseudo-science, or the slightest hint of Geraldo.


About the Author

Jerry Kroth is an Associate Professor at the Santa Clara University (CA) Graduate Division, Dept. of Counseling Psychology. Dr. Kroth has been a member of the International Psycho-Historical Association since 1983. He has published seven books and has written and presented over 65 papers on mass psychology and other topics.

About the Book
When it comes to extraterrestrials, UFOs, crop circles, and ancient-astronaut literature, most intelligent readers are repulsed by New Age hype, turned off by Erik Van Daniken, flustered by blatant pseudo-science, and deeply chagrined at how even...
When it comes to extraterrestrials, UFOs, crop circles, and ancient-astronaut literature, most intelligent readers are repulsed by New Age hype, turned off by Erik Van Daniken, flustered by blatant pseudo-science, and deeply chagrined at how even the History Channel got dragged into the tabloid and sensational.

Yet many intelligent, open-minded readers harbor secret interests: in the Great Pyramid and how it was built, in mythic tales of sky gods coming and going, from Ezekiel to the Rig-Veda. They are awed by the intricate fractals in crop circles, and they more than take notice when a NASA astronaut says he was trailed in space by UFOs.

That questioning readership, however, swims in a vast sea of agnosticism—curious but not convinced.  And there just aren’t any books for them.  None they can trust. None that reaches them. None that transcends tabloid fantasies to authentically treat issues with enough dispassion and scholarly erudition not to insult their intelligence. Here, Dr. Kroth gives the run-down on a wide range of evidence, and ponders how reliable any of it may be. Readers are left with all the elements to form their own equation.
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William A. Tiller, Ph.D., professor of physics: Stanford University | More »
Jeff Kisling, Ph.D., Palo Alto | More »
Marvin Forrest, Ph.D., psychotherapist, Santa Barbara | More »
Robert McFarland, M.D., Director of the Institute for Psychohistory: Boulder, Colorado | More »
William Yabroff, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Pacifica Graduate School | More »
Walter Moretz, PhD, Professor Emeritus, George Mason University | More »
Jim Marrs, Journalist/Author | More »
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Pages 168
Year: 2010
BISAC: OCC025000 BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / UFOs & Extraterrestrials
BISAC: OCC029000 BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Unexplained Phenomena
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