posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 01:56 PM
Originally posted by Unity_99
As much as it may not be accepted by some, it will reach far more people if its published in a book, (and in a monied world he gets paid for this) and
then later comes out in low cost kindle, and free pdf form, than if its just a document kicking around online.
Very true and besides, do you really think a long-practicing neuro-surgeon has any need at all to "cash in"? His story is already on the web, so let's
not say he hasn't freely talked about this for some time--for free. And the man already has plenty of money.
Books are a crap shoot. This one will retail for $15.99, The wholesale price will be in the neighborhood of $8.79. Amazon will sell it for $9.59 and
make a profit. The author will get a 10-12% royalty on the wholesale price, maybe 88 cents a book. If it reaches bestseller status at 100,000 books
he'll make less than $100,000. He probably makes three or four times that much per year as a neurosurgeon. Taxes will take a third of that. Sure it's
a nice chunk of change, about enough to buy a nice luxury automobile if he chips in. A nice BMW, but still not enough for a Mercedes S class. To claim
his main motivation is to "cash in" under these circumstances really isn't credible.
I also get a kick out of these superficial objections. "Oh, it's his pineal gland." "Oh, he had pre-conceived notions of what he would see." "Oh, it's
just DMZ." Here this guy is a neurosurgeon. You think he hasn't thought of this stuff? You think he doesn't know how the brain works just a tad bit
better than you do? Do you actually believe you are being "insightful" here? Or are you whistling past the graveyard determined to explain his
experience away by any method necessary to maintain your own worldview?
Y'all are accusing him of being delusional. I think you have it backwards.
edit on 10/9/2012 by schuyler because: (no reason given)