Normand Hamel

"Normand Hamel"
(REAL NAME)
 
Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,349
Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (15 of 16)
Location: Brownsburg-Chatham, Quebec
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,349 - Total Helpful Votes: 15 of 16
Neutrino by Frank Close
Neutrino by Frank Close
4.0 out of 5 stars Dense and Light, June 9 2014
Like a neutrino beam this book is both dense and light at the same time. Obviously written for the educated layperson it explains in exquisite details the mechanics behind the neutrino. But the explanations remain remarkably clear throughout. Occasionally though some concept may require a bit more effort for the uninitiated, but the author only discusses what is necessary to understand the story. Because that is what this book is: the story of the neutrino.

That story starts here in 1930 and ends around 2005. What Close has done in this book is to tell this story like if he was talking to his students in a classroom and recounting how the neutrino was first conceived and how it… Read more
The Global Mind and the Rise of Civilization: A No&hellip by Carl Johan Calleman
5.0 out of 5 stars Geometry of Evolution, May 28 2014
This book is about the evolution of human consciousness in the context of History. This is what the title "The Global Mind and the Rise of Civilization" means.

Calleman has developed an elaborate theory around an inscription on the Tablet of the Cross, which is located in the Maya city state of Palenque in southern Mexico.

The main proposition of this book is that we humans have made quantum leaps in the evolution of our collective consciousness in accordance with a preset timing dictated by the Mayan Calendar.

Calleman calls his theory the "eight-partitioning of the mind". This refers to the number eight (8) which is expressed in various religious symbols… Read more
Forgotten Civilization by Robert M Schoch
Forgotten Civilization by Robert M Schoch
Schoch offers an interesting new theory about the origins of civilization. His hypothesis is that advanced civilizations existed much earlier than we thought and have disappeared prematurely because they have been destroyed by solar outbursts. This concept is thought provoking, to say the least. But I have to admit that it is only halfway through the book that I started to warmup to the idea.

The reason it took me so long to accept his theory is because several of his arguments are not particularly convincing. Although the author is a scholar he does not always present scholarly evidences for his speculations. But he likes to bash mainstream science a lot though. So much so that… Read more