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Smellbound

February 3rd, 2009
by David Berndt

CHARLESTON, SC-

Ever wonder whether there really is such a thing is chemistry? I am here to tell you that there is literally more to that concept than meets the eye—er—nose. I’m talking about pheromones here. Pheromones are chemical substances, somewhat akin to odors, that we emit, and which serve as odorless signals to our companions to change their behavior. Much more of our social behavior is governed by these signals than we realize.

I recently wrote a blog on authorfriendly about the research the defense department is funding using the smell of fear (so subtle it can’t be reliably noted) and how they may be able to use it for crowd control. But with Valentines Day around the corner I think it’s a fair enough time to talk about sex.

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Conversations with God about Neale Walsch

January 11th, 2009
by David Berndt

CHARLESTON,SC-

Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God, was found recently to be plagiarizing material in an anecdote he told on the website Beliefnet.com. He retold a story, almost verbatim, by another author, adding only a paragraph in the beginning, in which he claimed to “vividly remember” the incident. Waslch, whose son coincidentally had the same name as the actual son in the true story, pointed out that he felt the Dalai Llama had plagiarized Neale’s words earlier. I guess what goes around comes around.

Since his career is based largely on retelling conversations he has had with God, it seemed like a good time to have my own conversation with God, about Mr. Walsch. I called God in his home, where he was kind enough to take a few moments out of the Middle East hostilities to comment on his coauthor Mr. Walsch.

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