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Something to read.

I want something to read.
 
As to what that something is, I do not know. I will settle for recommendations  of books which astound, fascinate, and generally expand the mind. Science? Religion? Nothing is taboo.
 
Though the ground is not as fertile as it was, I do like to plant seeds of knowledge and learning. 
 
Gratitude.

I am Ripper... Tearer... Slasher... Gouger. I am the Teeth in the Darkness, the Talons in the Night. Mine is Strength... and Lust... and Power!
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/30 22:07:40 (permalink)
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    can borrow my neuro science third edition lol?
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/30 22:15:40 (permalink)
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    can borrow my neuro science third edition lol?

     
    I must politely decline your generous offer   As useful as a bull with t*ts to me.

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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/30 22:23:49 (permalink)
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    I have a great Martina Cole collection.....?!

    "When you can't see the angles no more, you're in trouble." 
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/30 22:35:25 (permalink)
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    Valhalla

    I want something to read.

    As to what that something is, I do not know. I will settle for recommendations  of books which astound, fascinate, and generally expand the mind. Science? Religion? Nothing is taboo.

    Though the ground is not as fertile as it was, I do like to plant seeds of knowledge and learning. 

    Gratitude.

    THE UNIVERSE AND THE ATOM

    Just purchased this having recently watched Wonders of the Universe, haven't read it yet so can't comment but it covers the Universe, Matter etc. Should be interesting and i hope it covers things like, dieing stars forging elements, atoms, quarks etc.
     
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/30 22:40:17 (permalink)
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    The God Delusion - Dawkins (anything by Dawkins for that matter)
    God Is Not Great - Hitchens
    The End of Faith - Sam Harris
     
    These are good books and may lead you on a journey to reading many more.
     
     
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/30 22:40:38 (permalink)
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    Stephen Hawking - A Brief History of Time

    "Be adequate"
     
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/30 22:43:57 (permalink)
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/31 00:53:29 (permalink)
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    A short history of nearly everthing - Bill Bryson.
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/31 01:05:43 (permalink)
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    I just ordered The creature from jekyll island about the US federal reserve. Listened to an audio version and found it totally shocking. Interesting if you bother about finance.
     
    http://www.amazon.com/Cre...-Reserve/dp/0912986212
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/31 06:17:34 (permalink)
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    Busting loose from the money game - it's paradigm challenging lol
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/31 08:20:03 (permalink)
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    Freakonomics and Super Freakonomics - So good.
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/31 09:57:14 (permalink)
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    Malcolm Gladwell - Outliers. Previously known on this forum as 'The Book' (caused a kerfuffle in a thread last year!)
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/31 13:23:10 (permalink)
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    Not everyones cup of tea but im reading a book called " An angel on my shoulder" i believe in angels etc so im intrested in it.
     
    My GF seem to read alot of books like " A boy called it" etc but i cant as makes my blood boil
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/31 13:51:56 (permalink)
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    Malcolm Gladwell - Outliers. Previously known on this forum as 'The Book' (caused a kerfuffle in a thread last year!)


    I was literally just about to recommend this book! If you want a book that changes the way you think about the world then most of Gladwell's books are good (there are a few ropey ones - check the amazon reviews) but I particularly recommend either Outliers or The Tipping Point.
     
    The God Delusion is an awful book, particularly for someone newish to reading, stay away IMO.
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/31 13:53:00 (permalink)
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    A short history of nearly everthing - Bill Bryson.

    Good book if you know nothing about science, if you do however it's a painful read at times.
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/31 13:55:05 (permalink)
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    The God Delusion is an awful book, particularly for someone newish to reading, stay away IMO.

     
    Why do you say that?
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/31 14:01:57 (permalink)
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    sillynarbie
    The God Delusion is an awful book, particularly for someone newish to reading, stay away IMO.


    Why do you say that?

    Poorly written and structured, full of jargon and terminology which require you to have a dictionary alongside for the first 100 pages, a complete lack of coherency - it just comes across as a massive rant rather than a well put together, coherent & structured argument for atheism.
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/31 14:05:51 (permalink)
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    sillynarbie
    The God Delusion is an awful book, particularly for someone newish to reading, stay away IMO.


    Why do you say that?

    Poorly written and structured, full of jargon and terminology which require you to have a dictionary alongside for the first 100 pages, a complete lack of coherency - it just comes across as a massive rant rather than a well put together, coherent & structured argument for atheism.

     
    Fair enough. I really enjoyed it and it has led me to read more on the subject - I am fascinated by it.
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    Re:Something to read. 2011/03/31 14:23:27 (permalink)
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    I was literally just about to recommend this book! If you want a book that changes the way you think about the world then most of Gladwell's books are good (there are a few ropey ones - check the amazon reviews) but I particularly recommend either Outliers or The Tipping Point.

     
    Currently reading 'Blink', his argument seems a bit hit and miss but some of the chapters are interesting. Tipping Point is next on my list.
     
    Good book if you know nothing about science, if you do however it's a painful read at times.

     
    In what sense? Over-simplified?
     
    Poorly written and structured, full of jargon and terminology which require you to have a dictionary alongside for the first 100 pages, a complete lack of coherency - it just comes across as a massive rant rather than a well put together, coherent & structured argument for atheism.

     
    Blimey, I found it to be excellently written as all his books are. It could be seen as a rant as he's passionate about the subject but I can't find fault in his arguments. Will have another look at the first few chapters, don't remember it being jargon heavy (philosophical jargon?)
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