Who Benefits From Reading Live Pterosaurs in America?November 4th, 2011 at 7:26
We all need to know truth and to become free from falsehoods introduced through indoctrination. That does not mean that all those who would read the third edition of Live Pterosaurs in America would give a glowing review about how they were enlightened. It’s not for everybody, at least not in the usual sense. For the reader who has little interest in cryptozoology and much interest in protecting standard models of biology, especially regarding extinctions, I recommend avoiding my book, unless there is some possibility of open-mindedness.
I recently gave my opinion about this on a page of flying-creature.com.
. . . many readers of the first two editions were those with an interest in cryptozoology. But a peek at the Introduction gives a clue about a larger audience who would benefit from reading the third edition and the kind of reader who might not want to read it:
“This book might make a few Americans uneasy to walk alone at night; my intention, however, is not to frighten but to enlighten as many readers as possible to know about live-pterosaur investigations. Those who’ve been shocked at the sight of a flying creature that “should” be extinct—those eyewitnesses, more numerous than most Americans would guess, need no longer be afraid that everyone will think them crazy, and no longer need they feel alone. Those of us who’ve listened to the American eyewitnesses, we who have interviewed them, we now believe. So, if you will, consider the experiences of these ordinary persons (I’ve interviewed most of them myself) and accept whatever enlightenment you may.”
Rather than go over all the points on flying-creature.com (or quote it extensively), let’s consider who should immediately benefit from reading the third edition of Live Pterosaurs in America.
- Those who have seen an apparent living pterosaur
- Those with an interest in cryptozoology
- Those who would like to know the truth about Western indoctrination into universal extinct of dinosaurs and pterosaurs
- Those who may hope that there is some truth in old legends about dragons
- Those who would like to know about shocking encounters that some Americans have had with strange flying creatures
The largest group of potential readers may belong to the fifth group; those who may most benefit from reading the book may belong to the first and third groups. Many of those who have read the first two editions may belong to the second group: those interested in cryptozoology in general.
Map – Index of the Media Center on Live Pterosaurs
“Suddenly it sat up, as if it had been eating something or resting . . . right in front of us about thirty feet away. All of us froze for about five seconds, then it took off with a fwap fwap fwap sound . . .”
This index is for the news media pages regarding sightings and investigations of apparent modern living pterosaurs.