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06-11-2010, 01:39 PM
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Just got my copy of Carl Sagan's "Demon-Haunted World" in the mail about
a week ago and have been reading it since then, absolutely incredible book.

Here's a quick quote that I really enjoyed
and I think could represent the whole book:

"There are no forbidden questions in science, no matters too sensitive or
delicate to be probed, no sacred truths. That openness to new ideas, combined
with the most rigorous, skeptical scrutiny of all ideas, sifts the wheat from the
chaff. It makes no difference how smart, august, or beloved you are. You must
prove your case in the face of determined, expert criticism. Diversity and debate
are valued. Opinions are encouraged to contend - substantively and in depth."

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06-11-2010, 03:33 PM
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Just finished "The God Delusion" now reading "Citizen Soldiers" by Stephen Ambrose. World War II is my other passion.
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08-11-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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I tend to float between books a lot more now. This week, I've been floating between The God Delusion by Dawkins and Cosmos by Sagan. Love them both. Anyone have any suggestions for some really heavy reading? I mean, these are both great, but I always looking for something to really blow my hair back.
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08-11-2010, 09:33 PM
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I'm surprised Cosmos isn't doing it for you. ^
Cosmos absolutely left me in a permanent state of awe.
Reading Cosmos was one of the best decisions of my life.
Wait for the chapter "Who Speaks For Earth", it's incredible.

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09-11-2010, 04:56 AM
 
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(08-11-2010 09:33 PM)Mindprowler Wrote:  I'm surprised Cosmos isn't doing it for you. ^
Cosmos absolutely left me in a permanent state of awe.
Reading Cosmos was one of the best decisions of my life.
Wait for the chapter "Who Speaks For Earth", it's incredible.

Oh, believe me, Cosmos is completely blowing my mind. I just know that as soon as I'm done, I'm going to be pining for something more.
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09-11-2010, 08:12 AM
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I'm currently working my way through another collection of H. P. Lovecraft's horror stories. Right now, I'm on "Herbert West - Reanimator".

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09-11-2010, 09:40 PM
 
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Reading Dawkin's The God Delusion right now. Just started. I've had it for awhile but I've always had something else to read and I'm finally getting to it.
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10-11-2010, 08:47 AM
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Finished the H. P. Lovecraft collection. Now I've got something new to read. A late birthday present: the Oxford edition of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. I've wanted to read several of his plays for a long time now, but I've never had the opportunity.

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13-11-2010, 02:16 PM
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I just picked up "Your Inner Fish" by Neil Shubin. Next on my list is something from Stephen Hawking.
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19-11-2010, 12:53 AM
 
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I really love to read, but with my hectic schedule, I rarely get time. A book that I have been currently reading is 'Romeo and Juliet', that classic tale by Shakespeare about two star-crossed lovers. It does seem drab at times – I mean some of those dialogues are really soapy. But the poetry is just beautiful. And if you look at the play from the Elizabethan point of view, like I did with help from Shmoop, you will appreciate it all the more. The story of Romeo and Juliet will never be outdated. Why? Because love will never be outdated and as the Bard himself has said, 'the path of true love is never easy'. For some interesting comments on this check out Shmoop.
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