Book: The Real Science Behind The X Files by Anne Simon, PH.D.

I am a fan of The X Files. But there are things in the show that completely creep and/or freak me out. I only recently discovered this book. I had stumbled upon an article that mentioned it. I tried to find a Kindle version to read, but sadly, this does not yet exist. So I went to my local library, where they had a copy, and checked it out.

At first I was worried that I would not understand most of what would be in the book because I don’t have a background in science. But Anne put everything into terms that were easily understandable. I have to admit I was extremely relieved when she said “flukeman” would never be a reality. I breathed a sigh of relief. Other than Tooms, Flukeman scares me the most. I’ll take an alien any day over either of them.

This book actually explains how about a dozen episodes came about. Additionally, it explains the science behind those episodes. But she also brings attention to the fact that a lot of stuff that happens in The X Files is just a more exaggerated version of what’s happening on our planet.

It was quite interesting to learn that the scientist character of Anne Carpenter was based on Anne Simon.

Click here to get a copy of The Real Science Behind the X-Files: Microbes, Meteorites, and Mutants

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