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American Cosmic - UFOs, Religion, Technology (Hardcover): D. W. Pasulka

American Cosmic - UFOs, Religion, Technology (Hardcover)

D. W. Pasulka

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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. American Cosmic examines the mechanisms at work behind the thriving belief system in extraterrestrial life, a system that is changing and even supplanting traditional religions. Over the course of a six-year ethnographic study, D.W. Pasulka interviewed successful and influential scientists, professionals, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who believe in extraterrestrial intelligence, thereby disproving the common misconception that only fringe members of society believe in UFOs. She argues that widespread belief in aliens is due to a number of factors including their ubiquity in modern media like The X-Files, which can influence memory, and the believability lent to that media by the search for planets that might support life. American Cosmic explores the intriguing question of how people interpret unexplainable experiences, and argues that the media is replacing religion as a cultural authority that offers believers answers about non-human intelligent life.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2019
Authors: D. W. Pasulka (Chair and Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion)
Dimensions: 214 x 149 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-069288-9
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Controversial knowledge
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Controversial knowledge > Conspiracy theories
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Alternative belief systems
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Impact of science & technology on society
Books > Health, Home & Family > Mind, body & spirit > Unexplained phenomena / the paranormal
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > Popular culture
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Alternative belief systems > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Mind, body & spirit > Unexplained phenomena / the paranormal > UFOs
Books > Health, Home & Family > Mind, body & spirit > Unexplained phenomena / the paranormal > Extraterrestrial beings
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Alternative belief systems
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Alternative belief systems > General
Books > Mind, Body & Spirit > Unexplained phenomena / the paranormal > Extraterrestrial beings
Books > Mind, Body & Spirit > Unexplained phenomena / the paranormal > UFOs
LSN: 0-19-069288-X
Barcode: 9780190692889

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