Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Tribute from The John E. Mack Institute

"In recognition of Mac Tonnies, author and blogger, who passed away October 19, 2009.

Although we do not post many news tems, we would be remiss if we failed to note the untimely passing of the young futurist blogger and author, Mac Tonnies. 

Tonnies' "Posthuman Blues" blog was a popular destination for readers seeking interesting perspectives on some of the greatest questions facing mankind.
Of particular relevance to us at the John Mack Institute, Tonnies wrote one of the best reviews of John Mack's book, Passport to the Cosmos, back in 1999. When we asked him if he'd repost it to to help book sales, he did so without hesitation.

Tonnies was a promising author himself, with his next book,
Cryptoterrestrials: Indigenous Humanoids and the Aliens Among Us due for publication in early 2010 from Anomalist Books.

It is impossible to accept that such a young, bright person could be lost prematurely. His death has been reported as natural causes.

For the moment, his blog is still online, and comments in his final entry are being added by those remembering him:"

The John E. Mack Institute page can be found here. (Note, as of February 2014: sadly, this tribute can no longer be found on the Institute's site...)

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