I read that. Be careful with John Pratt -- he's into some pretty scary stuff involving signs and tokens in his own semi-public ceremonies involving what he calls the Enoch calendar. Details available upon request. But more to the point, and staying away from personal attacks, he discusses a book that's making quite a splash ("Why God Won't Go Away") but fails to note that while this book is popular -- it was mentioned on Indigo.ca's main page the last time I was there (Indigo is Canada's largest book chain) -- it has received poor reviews from scientists for its poor science. It's one thing to criticize a book for its conclusions, but if it misrepresents itself, that's a problem, and the poor reviews are, in my opinion, well-founded. Why? I won't get into the science per se, but the two guys who wrote it, while they have scientific bona fides, are a little out of their field when it comes to philosophy. They ironically try to show that there is a spiritual plane which exists in the physical world, a view that's known as reductionism, or rationalist materialism, and a philosophy we LDS would have a hard time with. It's the basis for atheism: that all so-called spirituality has a physical basis. My worry on behalf of Meridian is "blow back" when some of the nonsense Pratt's into backfire onto a very nice couple (the Proctors, who put out Meridian).
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