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Thanks for your help. I really didn't know what happened to it. I wanted to reply back you guys to express my gratitude for the help, but it wouldn't let me. Thanks again. Have a great day.


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No problem, man.  I was

No problem, man.  I was getting a little pissed that you were posting so many times about the same thing.  I appreciate you taking the time to say thanks for the answers.

The reason you couldn't post in those threads was that they were locked.  Basically, theist, this question has been done to death.  Everything that rook could possibly say about his research, his methods, his credentials, his endorsements by scholars, and his credibility has been said -- at least ten times each.  It's a non-issue.  If you have a problem with autodidacts, I'd suggest that you take a look at this list of people without degrees in their fields...

Louisa May Alcott

Paul Allen

Woody Allen

Wally Amos

Hans Christian Andersen

Maya Angelou

Jane Austen

Richard Avedon

Dan Aykroyd
James Baldwin

Hubert Howe Bancroft

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

John Bartlett

Ronald Bass

Jeff Baxter

David Ben-Gurion

Wilson Bentley

Carl Bernstein

Derek Bickerton

William Blake

Ray Bradbury

Richard Branson

John Browning

Robert Browning

John Edward Bruce

Will Bruder

Art Buchwald

Robert Burns

Chandler Burr

David Byrne

James Cameron

Joseph Campbell

Andrew Carnegie

Tucker Carlson

Raymond Chandler

Octave Chanute

John Cheever

Agatha Christie

John Henrik Clarke

Henry Clay

Grover Cleveland

William Cobbett

Joseph Conrad

Peter Cooper

Ezra Cornell

Hart Crane

Walter Cronkite

Humphry Davy

James Dean

Michael Dell

Philip K. Dick

Charles Dickens

Walt Disney

Frederick Douglass

Matt Drudge

James Buchanan Eads

Francis Ysidro Edgeworth

Thomas Edison

Larry Ellison

Jeri Ellsworth

Michael Faraday

Philo Farnsworth

Perry Farrell

Howard Fast

William Faulkner

Bobby Fischer

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Shelby Foote

Henry Ford

Benjamin Franklin

Robert Frost

Buckminster Fuller

Bill Gates

Carl Friedrich Gauss

David Geffen

Richard Gere

George Green

Henry George

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Emma Goldman

Barry Goldwater

Benjamin Gompertz

Richard Grasso

Horace Greeley

Arlo Guthrie

Kendall Hailey

Alex Haley

Tom Hanks

William Hanna

Pamela Harriman

Joel Chandler Harris

John Harrison

Bret Harte

Oliver Heaviside

Ernest Hemingway

Jimi Hendrix

Patrick Henry

Milton S. Hershey

Karl Hess

Eric Hoffer

Dustin Hoffman

Elias Howe

Wayne Huizenga

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Thomas Henry Huxley

Washington Irving

Burl Ives

Peter Jennings

Steve Jobs

Andrew Johnson

Dean Kamen

Michael Keaton

Kevin Kelly

Bernard Kerik

Kirk Kerkorian

Samuel Martin Kier

Ray Kroc

Stanley Kubrick

Louis L'Amour

Lai Chee Ying

Rose Wilder Lane

Jaron Lanier

Estée Lauder (person)

Ralph Lauren

Bill Lear

Doris Lessing

Richard Li

Rush Limbaugh

Abraham Lincoln

Kató Lomb

Jack London

H. P. Lovecraft

Clare Boothe Luce

Andie MacDowell

John Major

Malcolm X

Guglielmo Marconi

Steve Martin

Cyrus McCormick

William McKinley

Herman Melville

H. L. Mencken

James Merrill

Henry Miller

John Milton

David Miscavige

Tom Monaghan

James Monroe

Arthur Ernest Morgan

Bill Murray

Simon Newcomb

Florence Nightingale

Sean O'Casey

O. Henry

Adolph Ochs

Jack Parsons

Penn Fraser Jillette

Brad Pitt

Edgar Allan Poe

Alexander Pope

Beatrix Potter

Dennis Quaid

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Trent Reznor

Charlie Rich

John D. Rockefeller

John Romero

Karl Rove

Eleanor Roosevelt

Harold Ross

Karl Rove

J. D. Salinger

Carl Sandburg

Colonel Sanders

Margaret Sanger

José Saramago

David Sarnoff

Anna Sewell

George Bernard Shaw

Sam Sloan

Huston Smith

Gary Snyder

Soichiro Honda

Mary Somerville

Herbert Spencer

George Stephenson

Edward Durrell Stone

Sharon Stone

Quentin Tarantino

Niccolo Fontana Tartaglia

Zachary Taylor

Nikola Tesla

Dave Thomas

Henry David Thoreau

Uma Thurman

Leo Tolstoy

Marisa Tomei

Harry S. Truman

Ted Turner

Mark Twain

Martin Van Buren

Gore Vidal

Leonardo da Vinci

Wachowski brothers

George Washington

Alan Watts

Benjamin West

George Westinghouse

Edith Wharton

Walt Whitman

John Greenleaf Whittier

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Bruce Willis

August Wilson

Steve Wozniak

Frank Lloyd Wright

Chuck Yeager


Then, read these interesting quotes about autodidacticism:

  • "Institutions are not pretty. Show me a pretty government. Healing is wonderful, but the American Medical Association? Learning is wonderful, but universities? The same is true for religion... religion is institutionalized spirituality." – Huston Smith [1]
  • "If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be." – Joseph Campbell
  • Actress Jada Pinkett Smith said of the Matrix directors: "The Wachowski Brothers are very unique [sic]. They are probably– Larry and Andy are probably two of the smartest people I know. Larry reads everything. He reads everything. I mean, everything, you know what I mean. One thing I learned through Larry, through Andy also, is that life is about research. Larry, he's constantly researching. And he's constantly reading and that's one thing that I've taken away from this project, that life is about research."
  • "The new age of education is programmed for discovery rather than instruction. Art as radar environment, radar feedback, early warning system: the antennae of the race." – Marshall McLuhan
  • "My education was of the most ordinary description, consisting of little more than the rudiments of reading, writing, and arithmetic at a common day school. My hours out of school were passed at home and in the streets." – Michael Faraday, who had little mathematics and no formal schooling beyond the primary grades, is celebrated as an experimenter who discovered the induction of electricity. He was one of the great founders of modern physics. It is generally acknowledged that Faraday's ignorance of mathematics contributed to his inspiration, that it compelled him to develop a simple, nonmathematical concept when he looked for an explanation of his electrical and magnetic phenomena. Faraday is considered by some to have possessed two qualities that more than made up for his lack of traditional education: fantastic intuition, and independence and originality of mind.
  • "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." – Albert Einstein
  • "It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." – Albert Einstein
  • "I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker... I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old." – Stanley Kubrick
  • "I never let schooling get in the way of my education." – Mark Twain


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