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American cosmic : UFOs, religions, techonology.

Author: Diana Walsh Pasulka
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"More than half of American adults and more than seventy-five percent of young Americans believe in intelligent extraterrestrial life. This level of belief rivals that of belief in God. In American Cosmic, D.W. Pasulka examines the mechanisms that foster a thriving belief in extraterrestrial life. Her work takes her from Silicon Valley to the Vatican Secret Archive and reveals how media has supplanted religion as a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Walsh Pasulka
ISBN: 9780190692889 019069288X
OCLC Number: 1100777213
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 269 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A tour of Silicon Valley with Jacques Vallee --
The invisible Tyler D --
James: master of the multiverse --
Scott Browne's in the field : the war is virtual, the blood is real --
When Star Wars became real : the mechanisms of belief --
The material code : moving beyond the disembodied soul into the materiality of quantum information --
The human receiver : matter, information, energy... contact --
Real and imaginary : Tyler D.'s spiritual conversion in Rome --
The artifact : "For now we see through a glass darkly".

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"More than half of American adults and more than seventy-five percent of young Americans believe in intelligent extraterrestrial life. This level of belief rivals that of belief in God. In American Cosmic, D.W. Pasulka examines the mechanisms that foster a thriving belief in extraterrestrial life. Her work takes her from Silicon Valley to the Vatican Secret Archive and reveals how media has supplanted religion as a cultural authority that offers believers answers about non-human intelligent life"--

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[Pasulka] approaches UFO believers with an open mind in her irresistible debut . . . lively character sketches bring the story to life . . . Pasulka gives wonderful, entertaining insight into the Read more...

 
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