Objectiveness New Nonfiction Why Fight Light Carbon-14 & Recent Dinosaurs Brian Hennessy
From Chapter One: Attacks of 9-11 “My friend Mitchell was in a hurry to get to the restaurant for breakfast. Looking back, we’re grateful he was late, getting to within a few blocks of the Twin Towers when the first plane hit. That restaurant was near the top of one of those towers. Yes, it was that time, on that day, in New York. “What does that tell you about the 9-11 attacks, that you did not already know? Maybe nothing, but think about it. Have you ever looked someone in the eye,  listening to a description of a personal exerience of that time, on that day, near that part of New York City? The point is simple. Some of us are just one- person-away from the horror, not relying alone on images on a screen (the same screen often used for convincingly impressing us with fictional monsters).  We need not rely only on the television screen. “If you are not already closer,  you are now only two persons away from the attack: Look to me as I look to Mitchell, and know that it was a real plane that collided with a real skyscraper.” [subject to revising before publication]    
Nonfiction book by Jonathan David Whitcomb, to be published in the spring of 2015
Telling the difference between truth and falsehood 
From the introduction in Sense of Truth: “Was Al-Qaeda responsible for the 9-11 attacks? Did American astronauts walk on the moon? Popular opinion is correct: Yes, those are historical events, with many publications revealing who flew the hijacked planes to their deaths, leaving thousands dead, and who returned from the moon alive, thrilling millions. “Other ideas may be all but unknown yet just as real in history. I reveal a few lesser-known events, not with many detailed scientific explanations to prove them but with eyewitness testimony. Prepare to be surprised. “Did a long-tailed flying dinosaur just glide over your house? Maybe. But you might not remain popular with your neighbors if you publicize the event. Telling them that pterosaurs have returned from extinction or that the next-door Chihuahua may become a snack to the local dragon—that may be a truth for which your neighbors are unprepared. “All three of those events may be equally true and from some perspectives equally strange. Yet the idea of a dragon flying over your neighborhood would be less strange to you than suicide attacks from the sky and moon walking, if you’d lived only a few generations ago. See it in perspective. “Many persons would be surprised to learn that tools for learning the truth or falsehood about those three potential events are similar. Prepare to be surprised at how much you can learn about what you had previously thought too strange to believe. More than that, prepare to be freed from cultural indoctrination into what you had assumed was the truth.”   [This may be revised before being published.]
copyright 2015  Jonathan Whitcomb
Sense of Truth 
Sense of Truth