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Book Review of The Bible Code

The Bible Code
The Bible Code
Author: Michael Drosnin
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2

A lot of the dazzle of this book is gone once you realize that, if you can read Hebrew, the horizontal text is just plain text. So he's just playing find-a-word vertically (without vowels, so, for instance, DALLAS would be DLS), and then looks for words 'crossing' it - of course words cross it! It's plain text!

Looking at what I've written so far, breaking at every 32nd letter:


Look! 'Die' crosses 'Dallas'! That 'proves' my text magically knew about the Kennedy assasination!

He does the same thing - he's very impressed that he found "Kennedy" crossing "president." What he found was "KND" crossing the Hebrew word for "chieftain" which he loosely translated as "president." And again, of course "chieftain" is in the text - it's plain text.

Add in to that that he rearranges these things constantly (look at every 20th letter. Nothing? Look at every 21st letter. Nothing? Look at every 22nd letter. etc.) Then he goes even farther than that, accepting diagonal words (and words at various slopes).

It's garbage, garbage, garbage, and has never predicted anything before the fact (which is, in fairness, included in the definition of predict).

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