Robert Anderson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (47 of 53)
Location: Pacific Northwest
In My Own Words:
"Trust those who are seeking the truth; Beware of those who say they have found it".  Andre Gide


Top Reviewer Ranking: 368,229 - Total Helpful Votes: 47 of 53
Opening Skinners Box by Lauren Slater
Opening Skinners Box by Lauren Slater
In the first chapter of the book Slater recounts her visit with one of B.F. Skinner's daughters, Julie. It turns out Skinner's study - where he keeled over into a coma before dying more than a decade earlier - has been ghoulishly preserved intact by his family down to the now stale piece of chocolate he was eating at the time. When left alone briefly in this hallowed sanctuary what does Slater do? She picks up the chocolate and takes a bite!
This could be a metaphor for the irreverent manner in which Slater proceeds to violate the sanctity and decorum of modern psychology with her ensuing discussion of psychological experimentation in the 20th century. Jumping through topics such as… Read more
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids &hellip by Robert T. Kiyosaki
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
The Good:
The author challenges us to re-think our financial priorities and the way we define assets and liabilities - i.e. houses, cars and golf clubs are NOT assets in that they suck money out of us rather than generate a revenue stream for us.
In fact the whole message of the book could be summarized by saying, "start early and put money aside into investments that will eventually generate enough revenue for you to retire".
The Bad:
The writing is very average, the book is quite repetitive, and the author comes across as pathologically obsessed with money and annoyingly ego-centric. In fact, he appears to have thought about very little in his life other… Read more
Cosmic Trigger I: Final Secret of the Illuminati by Robert Anton Wilson
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This book is a rambling account by R.A.W. that winds together accounts of the author's life in the 70's and his association with other 60s-70s drug and occult counter-culture figures (especially Timothy Leary) - to put forth a strange theory about aliens seeding life here on Earth and guiding our evolution (in consciousness) so that ultimately we can join them as immortal space beings.
In the process of spinning this "theory" Wilson touches on everything from the Illuminati, mythology, religion, psychology, physics, the occult, etc.
This is my first exposure to Wilson and in this book he comes across as highly intelligent and well read, but also very ego-centric and… Read more