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Techie Worlds: Visible & Invisible

by: JT

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As I reviewed this strange request while converting the page to the new format, I wondered what happened to "Techie Worlds"? Did George Richter find someone to host it?

On a google search for Techie Worlds, Ask the Patriarch 173 topped the search results, and a little further down the list was George Richter's book, Techie Worlds: Visible & Invisible (Volume 1) on Amazon. So it looks like he chose the publication route rather than putting it on the internet. It's kind of funny that the request he sent to me beats out his actual publication.

The book has two reviews - one which gives it a one-star rating, and the other a five-star rating. I'll quote them so you can see how polarizing this book is.

D Bassett: Should really get no stars for such an epic failure

Flatland is a satire written by Edwin Abbot about the social dynamic of Victorian culture, using the metaphor of other dimensional worlds and the kinds of beings that might live there. However, the novella in no way claims that these dimensions actually exist in any meaningful way, or proves that we can have knowledge of them. It is a work of fiction. To take this work of fiction, and expand upon it by adding the countless other fictions included in Christianity, and then claim that this combination somehow yields knowledge about they way our world works, is a truly epic failure.

Bob Nelson: A whole new view for the validity of religion,

This is a shocker! Our professors, teachers, our social scientists, philosophers and psychologists, our social workers and newspaper writers all spend lots of time showing how illogical church-goers are with their inability to think. (Real scientists do not want to risk their reputations by expounding outside of their chosen fields.) Techie Worlds expands Flatland's idea of how the real world is designed. Then it tests that design against some of those impossible Christian ideas. Maybe those 'crazy Christian ideas' are really reasonable. Techie Worlds is going to cause some real second thoughts by Muslims and might even get them to clean up their acts.

I love that review by Bob Nelson about the book showing the validity of religion... as long as the religion is not Islam.

Somehow, I don't think this book is going to change anyone's mind.