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About Rod Martin Jr
Then, Martin switched to software engineering, gaining his bachelors degree, summa cum laude, in computer information technology. He has worked for Bank of America, Control Data, Ceridian Payroll, Global Database Marketing and IPRO Tech. He has also produced 3D astronomy software, "Stars in the NeighborHood."
Finally, Martin has settled into a career as a writer. Under the pen name, Carl Martin, he has co-authored a novel with John Dalmas (Touch the Stars: Emergence, 1983, Tor Books, New York) and has won first-place honors for both his essay, "Outsiderness in the Scientific Community" (Krupnick Award, 1994, Los Angeles), and his short story, "Toady" (Dutton Books Award, 1994, Los Angeles). He continues to write for multiple websites, and continues to write both fiction (as Carl Martin) and non-fiction (as Rod Martin, Jr).
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#1 Weather Bestseller: 14 weeks
Afraid of the future? Don’t be. When we’re armed with the basic facts of climate, we can more easily spot the lies that the corrupt, corporate news media is trying to feed us. Some of those lies are huge.
This small book gives us everything the layman needs to know about climate science.
The warming alarmists attempt to frighten us with things like,
- Global warming will result in more violent storms.
- Global warming will give us more deserts and droughts.
- Global warming is dangerous.
- Carbon dioxide is driving our dangerous global warming.
- We urgently need to cool down the planet.
- Carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant.
- The future looks bleak unless we drastically reduce our “carbon footprint.”
This slender volume sets the record straight on all of the above issues.
There are concerns for the future, but none of these are it. And when we have real problems to face, it does no good to be fixing things that don’t need it.
Book 1 of the Climate Basics series. For Book 2, see Deserts & Droughts
Thermophobia means "fear of warmth"Did you know that Global Warming made civilization possible 12,000 years ago?
Did you know that strong tornadoes (EF3-EF5) are on a 60-year downtrend? (NOAA)
Did you know that hurricanes and typhoons are on a similar downtrend? (Dr. Ryan Maue)
Life prefers the warmth. We only need look at the population gradient from poles to equator to see this. Not only human population, but plant and animal population likes it warm.
Life needs 4 key ingredients:
- Nutrients, and
- Plenty of the right gas: oxygen for animals, carbon dioxide for plants.
This book tackles the lies, half-truths and misconceptions about climate with facts and a deep understanding of science. It backs up its assertions with decades of scientific evidence. It delves into the corruption of language and how terms like "climate change" and "global warming" have been kidnapped and forced to wear false definitions.
Perhaps the most pernicious side of the thermophobia epidemic is its starting point—the claim that warmth is bad. Ironically, most people seem to be in denial of the fact that we currently live in an Ice Age interglacial called the Holocene. Renaming the current period something like "anthropocene" doesn't magically make those 2 little white things at the poles disappear. Cold can be deadly, and thermophobia can lead people away from proper solutions and preparation, into the jaws of Frozen Climate death.
It should be obvious that all changes come with some difficulty. That's a part of life. But fearing global warming is like a hungry man fearing food. That's part of the insanity of this disease. Political bodies like the UN and NASA have gone over to the dark side, promoting death and destruction, lying about science in order to achieve their political agendas. What kind of lies? The biggest is thermophobia itself.
Other lies include,
- CO2 is a pollutant (it's not and never has been);
- Warming causes more and stronger storms (wind does not come from heat alone; Venus has frightening heat, but very little surface wind);
- Warming causes droughts (land never gets any water without warmth; if you want more droughts, try global cooling);
- Oceans are soaking up CO2 and becoming acidic (actually, oceans are emitting CO2 from the warmth and they have never been acidic throughout the history of life on land); and
- Recent years have been the warmest on record (NASA scientists admitted that they were only 38% certain of this claim in January 2015).
The idea that we currently have too much carbon dioxide is entirely wrong. Also, the notion that global warming is bad is also wrong. We live in an Ice Age. The current interglacial is already longer than average, which means that we could be suffering a new glacial period in the near future. If that were to happen, everyone would be screaming for more global warming. Ice Age glacial periods are more than a little brutal. During the last glacial period of the current Ice Age, human population levels were estimated never to have exceeded a few tens of thousands. Would civilization survive 90,000 years without summers, rain, crops and food? Not likely.
By burning fossil fuels, humans have done all life on Earth a great service. Certainly we need to burn those fuels more cleanly, but burn them we must.
If anyone ever insinuates that conspiracies never happen or are too rare to be taken seriously, tell them that they’re suffering from conspiracy blindness—a malady that seems to strike Americans and West Europeans with alarming regularity.
This book may well be the cure for conspiracy blindness.
Everyone wants to take charge of their own destiny. And we can do this, easily, if we have the secret. Though this secret involves just one word, implementing this approach, without extra help, proves too difficult for most people. Why? Because we have been trained by circumstances and our culture to view the world as a problem instead of an opportunity. That’s why the book is far more than one word.
The body of this small volume contains all of the ways we complicate the simplicity of being happy. With each chapter, we learn not only what trips us up, but also what we can do, step-by-step, to strengthen our foundation of happiness. Most chapters contain one or more exercises for expanding our awareness and power.
The book starts with a simple set of 5 steps to taking charge. When done with the book, we will no longer 5 steps and can achieve happiness with only one step. After a brief introduction to the brain, mind, ego and true self, the book takes on one barrier to happiness after another—negative attitude, laziness, self-imposed blindness, reasonableness, shyness, a weak-willed attitude, resentment, annoyance, blame, and irresponsibility. With each chapter, we are empowered to take charge of these barriers and to blast right through them.
Beyond these barriers, we look at “walking the walk” of taking charge. We look at several concepts about which society-at-large has grown increasingly confused. The chapters of part 3 clear up those confusions, tackling,
- Responsibility vs. Blame,
- Love vs. Importance,
- Humility vs. Failure,
- Compassion vs. Sympathy, and
- Humble Confidence vs. Arrogance.
In the final chapter, we look at “ultimate happiness” and giving up all self-concern.
Mastering happiness becomes easy, once we unlearn all of the crazy things our culture has taught us. Taking charge of your own destiny can be yours, and it can be both profound and lasting.
Do You Want to Provoke God's Wrath?
No? Then you had best know God's purpose and how not to cross it. Until now, no one has understood why Noah's Flood was needed.
- Something before Noah's Flood threatened God's purpose.
- It wasn't the ordinary wickedness and violence we've known throughout history, otherwise God would never have made his promise about the Flood.
Hollywood and scholars got it all wrong. And many believe the Flood never happened.
Proof of Noah's Flood?
What if biblical scholars have had the wrong timeline? That's not exactly a news flash. Scientists have known that for over a century.
If we had the right timeline, then we might find a clue in science which confirms it.
Consider it done! We now know the Flood's target—described in Genesis 6 as the "daughters of men." This group had threatened God's purpose with a special kind of wickedness and violence, unknown throughout all of human history.
The Bible's Hidden Wisdom is a detective story with difficult clues. Once those clues are found and understood, everything lines up and new, unexpected discoveries are made, like,
- The Kabbalists' "Tree of Life" matrix embedded in two Genesis chapters.
- The real meaning of the outrageous ages of the early patriarchs.
- The reason why God protected the liar, ingrate and murderer, Cain.
- And God's real reason for Noah's Flood.
Finally, some answers that make sense not only from a spiritual perspective, but also from that of science.
Where do great ideas come from?
Great ideas come from you, when you have the "spark" of creativity. In this book, you will be shown how to get that spark and how to find it in everything around you. The book includes suggestions, exercises and real-life examples.
Long have atheists tempted God with demands that He show Himself. But proving Himself would be egoistic—the opposite of God. And atheists have no way of seeing the hole they dig for themselves. Yet this book offers solid proof—not as an end unto itself, but as a springboard for the fulfillment of God's purpose.
Proof requires that we have either evidence or solid reasoning—or both. And this book includes both, with discussions of cause and effect, form following function, theistic evolution, heroism versus cowardice and other forms of precision reasoning. This slender volume also includes evidence of our own spiritual nature, the conditions which govern our distance from God, and the fact that distance from God is reduced by matching His constant attributes:
- unconditional love,
- perfect responsibility,
- utter humility, and
- fearless confidence.
Each chapter includes a key concept, discussed in depth, plus arguments against the key concept, philosophical considerations and biblical considerations (including passages from scripture and how they are relevant).
Proof of God lives up to its name, but also gives the reader a foundational understanding of miracles and how they work to validate our relationship with the Heavenly Father.
From #1 Bestselling author of Climate Basics
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A Deeper Understanding of ForgivenessHave you ever forgiven someone so thoroughly that the hurt completely evaporated? Have you been able to view them, and their assault on your life, as you might view a spec of dust sitting on the desk in front of you? Think about that dust. Does its presence on your desktop ravage your world and destroy your life? Of course not! You may not even have noticed it, if it had not been for the text you’re currently reading. That is the level of forgiveness about which this book talks.
Forgiveness can be that effortless.
It Started with Three Miracles on Wilshire BoulevardRod Martin discovered this level of True Forgiveness quite by accident. The clean break with resentment was so thorough, it counts as a miracle. And it was accompanied by two other miracles.
It started with rush hour traffic on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, one late afternoon in 1977. Though two of the miracles were deeply personal and entirely invisible to the world outside, one miracle shook the fabric of space and time, parting traffic like Moses parting the Red Sea. Within seconds, two miles of empty center lane stood before him, with two walls of snarling traffic standing on either side.
It took Rod Martin more than three decades to study and to understand what had happened. When he began to write about that life-changing day, he suddenly realized how thoroughly he had forgiven those who had assaulted him. For more than 30 years, he had forgotten that they had become the first ones to move out of his way when the sea of cars opened up on the faith, humility, love and responsibility Martin had felt that day. He had asked, and it had been given to him in an instant.
This book details the discoveries Rod Martin made in studying those miraculous few minutes. When done with this book, you will know,
- What True Forgiveness looks like,
- How miracles are effortless,
- How love is an essential ingredient of forgiveness,
- How confidence and humility are vital partners, and
- How responsibility remains an indispensable part of True Forgiveness.
The purpose of this book includes three goals:
- To inspire
- To clarify, and
- To guide.
Second, most people have misconceptions about forgiveness and these make it difficult or impossible to heal. Martin makes it clear what forgiveness is and what it is not.
Third, Martin gives exercises which help prepare your mind and attitudes for forgiveness.
The inspiration, clarity and guidance in this book remain both powerful and unique. This book could very well change your life.
The Art of Forgiveness is more than a book of feel-good sayings. It drills down into the heart of what forgiveness is all about, and plucks out the lotus of understanding that Buddha and Christ tried to teach us.
- Mayor Giuliani destroyed crime scene evidence starting on the evening of 9/11, committing a major felony.
- The top 6 military officers responsible for the massive security failures on 9/11 all received promotions instead of courts martial.
- Government scientists at America’s bureau of standards (NIST) committed scientific fraud and tried to sell the world on the notion that solid steel can offer zero resistance, implying that steel is unfit as a building material.
- The US military was running dozens of military exercises on 9/11, effectively crippling America’s response capabilities.
- The FAA’s hijack coordinator was not at his post on 9/11, but in Puerto Rico, and no one seems to know if he even had a replacement.
- The rules of engagement for hijacked airplanes had changed a couple of months before 9/11, creating a bottleneck at Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, and that the Secretary had made himself unavailable on the morning of 9/11.
- The key FBI terrorism experts had been sent to the West Coast right before 9/11 for a “retreat.”
- The CIA had warned its agents not to go to New York on 9/11.
- Someone had warned San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown not to fly on 9/11.
- A meeting had been called for the morning of 9/11 in the impact zone of the North Tower for whistleblowers to bring their incriminating evidence.
- Evidence of the missing $2.3 TRILLION was being held and investigated in the impact zone of the Pentagon.
- Backup copies of the evidence of the missing $2.3 TRILLION was held in World Trade Center 7, which was not hit by a plane, but was also destroyed on 9/11.
- Evidence of multi-billion dollar theft from Russia was being investigated in the same Pentagon impact zone and all of its evidence destroyed and most of the personnel investigating it killed.
Yes, 9/11 accomplished a lot of goals. Someone was very busy. But as you will see, the Official “Conspiracy Theory” is full of holes. It wasn’t done by the 19 Muslim patsies.
The events of 9/11 are more relevant than ever. Why? Because people are still being killed in the name of that event. The disaster is ongoing. Isn’t it time we shine a light on this raging inferno?
What if you had a step-by-step manual for miracles?
“With a certainty that startled even me, I knew that I had tapped into the source code of the physical universe itself.”—The Science of Miracles, ch.3
What is a miracle? It is an action that either bends or breaks the laws of physical reality.
Using scientific method, researcher Rod Martin, Jr. discovered a method for creating miracles at-will. Over the course of several decades, he studied and refined this method, polishing it into what he calls “Creational Mechanics.”
He also discovered that the same method had been available all along in ancient religious texts like the Bible. All it took was the proper interpretation—being able to see the words with spiritual eyes.
This book tells how science can be improved so that it can study spiritual phenomena. It also details the journey of discovery that led Martin from childhood dreams of flight to the startling triple miracle on Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles that changed his life forever.
Within this book, you learn the key ingredients and mindset required to perform miracles. Warning: This is not for the selfish or greedy. As the founder of Christianity informed us, we need to give up such childish ways.
Replication is a key element in science and it is also a key part of The Science of Miracles. Martin teaches by example and also leads you through a series of personal experiences which helped him to understand what he was looking at. He also details many of the problems people face with things like prayer and the Law of Attraction. And he offers solid solutions based on experience.
Why would scientists ignore evidence?
Some scientists occasionally ignore evidence—and sometimes violently. Why would they do this? American journalist and bestselling author,James Gleick explained it this way: “Shallow ideas can be assimilated; ideas that require people to reorganize their picture of the world provoke hostility.”
When scientists refuse to look because they “know better,” others can swoop in to make the big discoveries. That happened when English amateur, Frank Calvert, discovered Troy at Hisarlik, Turkey (Schliemann came later).
Ironically, the same arrogance that had blinded the experts still persists today.
But Atlantis? Yes, we have evidence. Lots of it. Not yet enough to prove Plato’s lost island empire existed, but some compelling—even startling—evidence, including 3 bits of scientific fact that tell us something truly earth shattering happened right when Plato said Atlantis was destroyed.
- Dramatic change in climate worldwide, 33x as fast as the UN IPCC’s feared warming of the 21st century.
- A massive volcanic eruption.
- A sudden drop in sea level worldwide of between 2 and 7.4 meters.
- All happening 9620 BC—a virtual bullseye for the tectonic collapse of Atlantis.
For decades, “Clovis First” was sacred dogma in North American anthropology. Experts warned scientists not to dig below the Clovis horizon. If a scientist dared betray Clovis, they could lose funding or even their careers. But this isn’t science. This is politics and egoism. And how can dogma in science be overturned if no one looks for evidence?
Proof of Atlantis?
Even first-year geology students know that mountains frequently form at tectonic plate boundaries from subduction and magmatic arcs, or from convergent compression when there are impediments to subduction, as with the continental “bone” of India colliding with the Eurasia. When such mountains form in the ocean, they sometimes become islands. And the region Plato picked for Atlantis is along a tectonic plate boundary.
In the case of the northeast Atlantic, we have the Azores underwater mesa—a huge plateau rising above the ocean bottom, upon which the entire Azores archipelago sits. We have the indistinct nature of the Azores-Gibraltar tectonic plate margins which have puzzled geologist for decades. We also have proof that the Africa plate movement with respect to the Eurasia suddenly changed 36 Mya, leading to the formation of the ultra-slow spreading center—the Terceira Ridge, right next to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. All of these facts, and more, attest to some unusual geological actions that could have been involved in the formation, the growth and the ultimate destruction of Plato’s lost island.
Taking evidence from geology, oceanography, linguistics, genetics, biology, anthropology (both physical and cultural), and paleoclimate, Rod Martin has gathered a compelling set of facts that suggests very strongly that scientists and skeptics have been too hasty in dismissing Atlantis.
The highly acclaimed work of L. Sprague de Camp on Atlantis was reexamined thoroughly and found to be riddled with logical fallacies. That his 1954 work could be held as a “monument to scholarship” only shows the shoddy state of critical thinking when it comes to a controversial topic like Atlantis.
Martin emphasizes again and again, in his book, that we still have no direct proof of Atlantis itself.