Don't forget... If you mean that the author is a "doctor" of this or that, regarding the paranormal field (everything we discuss), I would be VERY skeptical too. The reason is, they are probably over 75% fake in their credentials. I used to always look up the credentials every time a guest would be on a show. Like I say, probably three quarters of them were fake and/or questionable. Whenever I see Dr. Joe Smith (sorry Debi ) from the "Transcendental School of Divine Revelation, I take it with a bag of salt. A lot of these are paper mills. You send them a sum of money and they send you bogus credentials. Others may require a bit more, maybe some online classes or something, but it still is not a real accredited school. Unless the accreditation was also purchased by someone else. The other thing you have to be VERY careful of is if they do have credentials, do they fit the field. Dr. Bruce Goldberg is one example. The guy is a dentist. If he is going to go on about past lives and whatever else, don't call him Dr. Goldberg because he is not professing what his formal education covered. It's a way of giving weight to what he is saying because he wants to be called "doctor" - Lie by deception. Anyway, I agree with you in regard to people lying or stretching the truth to sell you their snake oil.