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The Tyranny of Ambiguity: An Account of the Development of a System of Human Behaviour Analysis Called Procedural Analysis Hardcover – September 15, 2002


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  • Hardcover: 500 pages
  • Publisher: Heretical Press (September 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1901240169
  • ISBN-13: 978-1901240160
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,785,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By southpaw68 VINE VOICE on March 21, 2005
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Sheppard's account the mating and dating scene in Amsterdam is a journey from innocence to experience. By the looks of things at first in the city, it seems to be an easy going town where anything is possible. Marijuana and prostitution are legal, the age of consent is 12 (sort of), and the populace is seemingly liberal. Sheppard eventually finds out that this is the ultimate "Womanstown" in which the females are all tease and no please. Most of the sex has been commercialized and what little sex is doled out bit by bit to males who are willing to commit to long term relationship and conform to the desires of the female at all times. Women have total control of the men and how the relationship will proceed.

Sheppard himself is a highly intelligent eccentric rebel "squatter", who finds unoccupied dwellings owned by someone else to live in and refurbishes them to make them a livable place for him to live in. Sheppard works on medical research, computers, and has been a recording engineer and has studied sex differences at the university. Sheppard is English.

Sheppard`s interest in sex differences inspired him to examine the mating and dating scene in Amsterdam in what I would consider a quasi-scientific way. Sometimes his conclusions seem to be subjective, harsh, or extreme, but he does also has some good insights into the manipulative and exasperating behavior of the hundreds of females that he pursued for sexual relationships in Amsterdam. One of the tenet of his theories of how the sexes relate is that women want to increase the cost of sex and men want to lower it. He has been influence by Darwin and evolutionary theory, saying that women since ancient times feared child birth because it was life threatening and left her vulnerable for at least nine months.
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