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09-12-2012, 05:01 PM
RE: What Are You Currently Reading?
The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Science is not a subject, but a method.
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10-12-2012, 04:17 AM
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I am 'reading' audio books lately. Now it's "Dexter by Design", Jeff Lindsay.

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11-12-2012, 08:28 PM
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* Scientific American (Special Collector's Edition): What Makes us Human? - How evolution, culture and serendipity shape who we are and who we will become.

* The Evolution of a Chinese Novel: Shui-Hu Chuan (1966) by Richard Gregg Irwin
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16-12-2012, 11:23 AM
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The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, by Selma Lagerlöf (online, because I seem to have lost both my copies). Will then proceed with anything else by her I haven't read yet, on which I can lay my hands online.

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18-12-2012, 06:26 PM
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'Intervention' by Robin Cook
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29-12-2012, 02:52 PM
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"The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand is a really good read. I recommend it to anyone that needs to feel "inspired".

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29-12-2012, 02:55 PM
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I just finished "Old mans War" and "Ghost Brigade" By John Scalzi And as the new year begins I make it a habit of rereading "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams.
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31-12-2012, 04:23 PM
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I had some business in town and ended up making a couple of impulse purchases:

501 must-know speeches
A mixture of full speeches and "sound-bytes" from some of the ore or less famous people through out history. The book is divided in to several categories: Ancient history, Love, War & Revolution, Religion, Science & Medicine, Patriotism, Philosophy, Humanity/Liberty/Tyranny, Sports, Politics & International affairs and Miscellaneous.

Each speech also has a short explanation about the speaker and circumstances. Now, I've barely started but out of curiosity I peeked at the "Religion" section. I have to report that it is a joke. "God" and "Allah" along with a number of their "fan club" have made it in there, but apparently the likes of Epicurus, Seneca, Dennet or Hitchens etc are out of the question. The only half negative one was from Karl Marx, but "...this axiom is less dismissive of faith then the shorter version made it appear...he regarded religion more as the consolation of the oppressed then as an addictive drug" :dodgy:Though the introduction may have a point, it's still very apologetic in its tone. Consider also that in "War & Revolution" section gets quotes from Bush Jr., Stalin and Hitler but also Napoleon, Woodrow Wilson and Einstein, and many more. *sigh*

Still looking forward to the rest of the book. Oh, and it's in English too, which I consider a bonus. Don't know why, but reading certain books in Finnish gives me a headache Consider

Brisingr, by Christopher Paolini

Third book in the "Inheritance Cycle" series. I got the previous two books ("Eragon" and "Eldest") a couple of years back, and remember quite liking them. However, I'm barely ten pages in, and I have to admit, I can barely remember who is who. I think I'll have to re-read the older ones first and then pick this up again. Still, seems rather interesting. Drinking Beverage

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02-01-2013, 11:05 PM
RE: What Are You Currently Reading?
Currently reading:

Outspoken: Confessions of a Devout Atheist - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/270299

Next up:

Every Day Is An Atheist Holiday - http://www.amazon.com/Every-Day-Atheist-...n+Jillette


"What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence."

- Christopher Hitchens

"For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain."
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04-01-2013, 12:13 PM
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I just finished Carl Sagan's Demon-Haunted World, and I'm now trying to tackle Charles Darwin's Origin of Species. We'll see how much of it I can actually understand and digest.

Demon-Haunted World
was excellent, by the way.

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