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09-03-2015, 11:39 PM
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MISTER GOD, THIS IS ANNA

Delightful, charming, pathetic (as in pathos) very well written.

Loved it.

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11-03-2015, 06:07 AM
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I'm on Blood Fever, been listening to it off and on whenever I have the free time to.

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11-03-2015, 07:08 AM
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Consciousness Explained, Daniel C. Dennett

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11-03-2015, 08:11 AM
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(11-03-2015 07:08 AM)Chas Wrote:  Consciousness Explained, Daniel C. Dennett

Oooh! Lemme know what you think.

I'd particularly like to know if it has more than was later summarised in Thinking Tools.

By 'more' I mean different arguments rather than deeper arguments.

Cheers.

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11-03-2015, 08:18 AM
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(11-03-2015 08:11 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(11-03-2015 07:08 AM)Chas Wrote:  Consciousness Explained, Daniel C. Dennett

Oooh! Lemme know what you think.

I'd particularly like to know if it has more than was later summarised in Thinking Tools.

By 'more' I mean different arguments rather than deeper arguments.

Cheers.

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking is next on the list.

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11-03-2015, 08:34 AM
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(11-03-2015 08:18 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(11-03-2015 08:11 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Oooh! Lemme know what you think.

I'd particularly like to know if it has more than was later summarised in Thinking Tools.

By 'more' I mean different arguments rather than deeper arguments.

Cheers.

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking is next on the list.

Sorry. I thought I'd read that you'd read it already.

You'll enjoy it, I think.

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13-03-2015, 12:12 PM
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(11-03-2015 08:34 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(11-03-2015 08:18 AM)Chas Wrote:  Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking is next on the list.

Sorry. I thought I'd read that you'd read it already.

You'll enjoy it, I think.

More - the ideas and thoughts in each book are quite different.

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18-03-2015, 06:19 AM
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Peter Pan by JM Barrie (to my ten year old daughter) also God Is Not Great by Hitch (not to my daughter but she asks questions)
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18-03-2015, 09:21 AM
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The title is a bit misleading, though not necessarily untrue. I've been books from the same author recently, all very good whether you have a legitimate need to understand modern warfare tactics or a casual interest.

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Quote:Most GIs believe their service branches to have been constantly adding lessons learned to the schools and manuals. They haven't. Big bureaucracies run on established procedure. That's why "U.S. combat as usual" still isn't working. What the Pentagon needs in Afghanistan, Africa, and elsewhere are some truly light infantrymen (in the Asian tradition). Even its special operators lack the assault, defense, and escape/evasion skills to make them good force multipliers. With the defense budget being cut and a low-intensity global conflict already in progress, all that must change. Contrary to the arms manufacturers' claims, light infantry can hold its own in conventional battle with acceptable losses. It can also be combined with camera/computer-triggered antitank rockets and other technological marvels. Herein are ways for the U.S. squad to reestablish surprise during a partially compromised assault, new skill sets for its members, and the most detailed study of Pakistan's internal strife in existence. Without more light-infantry expertise, the Pentagon has no chance of stopping Communist and Islamist expansion.

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18-03-2015, 12:17 PM
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'Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future', by Friedrich Nietzsche

and also 'God is not great' by Hitchens.
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