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Charles Darwin wasn't the only one to come up with a contemporary explanation for the origin of human beings Homespun fantasies and myths abound the imaginative creations of dreamers cult lead. I love weird history and pseudoscience and I can t recall at this point what lead me to Strange Creations but I m glad I scooped it up It s a fun almost academic look at some of the weirder beliefs of historyThe book succeeds mostly on its subject matter and Kossy for the most part letting the sources speak for themselves Thus eugenicists are allowed to be as crazy as possible within the confines of a skeptical tome we can chuckle along with those who buy into the idea of evolving from auatic apes and so on The chapters are well sourced and just short enough where taking a bite sized chunk every little bit does enough to whet the appetite without being bogged down by a straight sometimes dry presentation That presentation is the only downfall While I understand the desire to give a fairish shake for the sake of argument it would have been good to take one side or the other either go full bore into the skepticismcriticism angle or take it completely seriously The middle ground didn t always work and took away from some of the serious topics most notably around race and eugenicsStill if this is a topic of interest for you it would be a mistake to ignore this book It s a little older and appears to maybe be out of print or close to it but it s worth an exploration if you can get your hands on it

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Strange Creations Aberrant Ideas of Human Origins from Ancient Astronauts to Auatic Apes

Ers amateur scientists racists and roguesAmong the theorists this collection introduces are the eccentric English lord who believes that men are a cross between extraterrestrials and their Mar. Strange Creations by Donna Kossy self proclaimed expert of Kookology purports itself as a tome dedicated to the strangest ideas about human origin something I was so down for I was drawn in by promises of auatic ape theory delivered and expected that to set the tone of the book not delivered Instead Kossy spends the majority of the book discussing racial overtones in the ways in which people have thought about the origin of the human species The chapter entirely on race focused on polygenesis the idea that the ethnic groups are literally separately originating species vs monogenesis to me felt interesting and in bounds However the subseuent chapter on eugenics which isn t really a human origin idea felt like too much Also based on the billed description I read this mostly on vacation and in the mood for a fun read and eugenicsisn t And that s before the focus on race in the section on devolution as wellEven if a book about racial tensions in the history of science and pseudoscience wasn t what I signed up for it would have been interesting but Kossy manages to fall into the Uncanny Valley of pop science writing she is neither comprehensive or systematic like a scientific approach would be and freuently interjects her own opinions including her complete disdain for creationists but deep respect for the Heaven s Gate cult which I found discordant but she s also not approachable like a literary approach would be Instead she is very detail oriented about single people or topics in a story that she explores in depth and then abandons related context It really felt like a no forest only trees writing approach As a result of the combination of unexpectedly heavy and off topic material and this strange writing style I found the book uite dry and a chore to readThe first and last chapter were by far and away the best the first focusing on the ancient astronaut theory and the last auatic ape Heaven s Gate and other weirdness Bizarre and breezy that s what I signed up for

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Tian servants a successful television journalist whose book suggests that humans evolved from auatic apes and a UFO investigator convinced that humans were bred as pets for brilliant dinosaurs. Entertaining read but I could have done without Ms Kossy s arrogant commentary I wasn t surprised to see her somewhat supporting the absurd feminist theory of the Auatic ApeI thought Strange Creations also brought up some interesting books that I will have to checkoutIn conclusion Ms Kossy did a good job compiling interesting theories from people obviously much creative than she Ms Kossy can only wish to have even a minuscule grain of the intelligence and creativity that Eustace Mullins radiates


10 thoughts on “Strange Creations Aberrant Ideas of Human Origins from Ancient Astronauts to Auatic Apes

  1. says:

    I wanted to read this book because it discusses one of my all time favorite whacked theories that of the auatic ape As I read I discovered an entire world of bizarre uniue unnerving and upsetting theories of the way humans evolved or came to

  2. says:

    I had expected this to be a gentle tour through wacky but fringe beliefs It turns out to be much less focused an

  3. says:

    I love weird history and pseudoscience and I can't recall at this point what lead me to Strange Creations but I'm glad I scooped it up It's a fun almost academic look at some of the weirder beliefs of historyThe book succeeds mostly on its subject matter and Kossy for the most part letting the sources speak for themselves Thus eugenicists are allowed to be as crazy as possible within the confines of a skeptical tome we can chuckle along w

  4. says:

    This book covers various fringe beliefs pertaining the creationorigins of the human race Extraterrestrial origins the auatic ape theor

  5. says:

    Strange Creations by Donna Kossy self proclaimed expert of Kookology purports itself as a tome dedicated to the strangest ideas about human origin something I was so down for I was drawn in by promises of auatic ape theory delivered and expected that to set the tone of the book not delivered Instead Kossy spends the majority of the book discu

  6. says:

    Theories as to man's origins have always been varied It's one of those perennial uestions that humans seek to answer but can never

  7. says:

    If you think that your current reading list needs an injection of abnormality then Donna Kossy will fill that reuirement with Strange Creations This book chronicles non Darwinian explanations of the genesis of humankind The book begins with the

  8. says:

    Entertaining read but I could have done without Ms Kossy's arrogant commentary I wasn't surprised to see her somewhat supporting the absurd feminist theory of the Auatic ApeI thought Strange Creations also brought up some interesti

  9. says:

    What did I think? I think the last 20 pages that detailed a briefish history of the Heaven's Gate cult was completely out of place I guess it relates to Ancient Astronauts I guess To me however it seemed that th

  10. says:

    an interesting and informal overview of the various theories besides Darwin's of human origins from the 19th Century up to 2003 the author merely presents these ideas in historical context but occasionally you find yourself reading am