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22-06-2016, 04:46 PM
RE: Greetings from England
(22-06-2016 03:32 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(22-06-2016 02:44 PM)Obsidian Wrote:  What book has expanded your mind the most good sir. any recommendations?

All of these (and more). These are just what I can see on my bookshelves from where I sit.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values, Robert M. Pirsig

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, Jared Diamond

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, Douglas R. Hofstadter

The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul, Douglas R. Hofstadter and Daniel C. Dennett

Cosmos, Carl Sagan

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, Carl Sagan

The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins

The Extended Phenotype, Richard Dawkins

Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life, Daniel C. Dennett

A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes, Stephen Hawking

A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson

How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World, Arthur Herman
I would also add Thou Shalt Not Think, David Jack.

We have to remember that what we observe is not nature herself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning ~ Werner Heisenberg
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22-06-2016, 06:21 PM
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Welcome. I like your name. Smile

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22-06-2016, 09:56 PM
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Hello! Big Grin
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28-06-2016, 09:32 AM
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More greetings from England! Thumbsup
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28-06-2016, 10:20 AM
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Hello and welcome!

The biology of mind bridges the sciences - concerned with the natural world - and the humanities - concerned with the meaning of human experience. Eric Kandel
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28-06-2016, 11:43 AM
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(28-06-2016 10:20 AM)carol Wrote:  Hello and welcome!

Beautifully said. What does the biology of mind entail exactly? What is mind exactly?
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28-06-2016, 11:49 AM
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Be sure to barbecue kittens, record the NFL without their permission and rip the tags off of your mattress.

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28-06-2016, 11:49 AM
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(22-06-2016 04:46 PM)tomilay Wrote:  
(22-06-2016 03:32 PM)Chas Wrote:  All of these (and more). These are just what I can see on my bookshelves from where I sit.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values, Robert M. Pirsig

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, Jared Diamond

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, Douglas R. Hofstadter

The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul, Douglas R. Hofstadter and Daniel C. Dennett

Cosmos, Carl Sagan

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, Carl Sagan

The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins

The Extended Phenotype, Richard Dawkins

Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life, Daniel C. Dennett

A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes, Stephen Hawking

A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson

How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World, Arthur Herman
I would also add Thou Shalt Not Think, David Jack.

Winnie the Pooh because when he lost his clock everything stopped and they had to debate 'What is time?' Lol
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28-06-2016, 12:53 PM
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Welcome
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28-06-2016, 01:00 PM
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Hello!

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