The Collapse of Evolution by Scott M. Huse
Darwin's God by Cornelius G. Hunter
They're a couple creationist books I'm reading for my Origins class. They're full of a whole bunch of bad science (some of which is relatively obvious in Huse's case) that they try to pass off as evidence that evolution is false and Creationism is true. It's... amusing, except I've got to write a paper in response to the Hunter book.
A Martha Grimes book. She is a limey so it's me reading while i have to read it in my head with an accent and the inflection in which they speak. Luckily i have met enough of you to understand, and that dry wit is my humor of choice.
"We don't have to save the world. The world is big enough to look after itself. What we have to be concerned about is whether or not the world we live in will be capable of sustaining us in it." -Douglas Adams
I just read Trading With the Enemy - Seduction and Betrayal on Jim Cramer's Wall Street by Nicolas W. Maier
Also a bit of CIA, Inc: Espionage & the Craft of Business Intelligence by F. W. Rustmann Jr. So far its kind of boring and hasn't told me anything new.
I am reading Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News by Bernard Goldberg as well. I used to subscribe to the now defunct Brill's Content, for some reason the media and the editorial process kind of fascinates me, so this book is interesting in parts, obvious in others.
I am also reading a few white papers with titles like "GIS in Disaster Management".
Blackhawk Down by Mark Bowden. this book is hilarious because of the fact that it was a comedy of errors. the fact that it actually heppened makes one cringe. and glad that im not going to be eligable for the u.s.army. delta force are ok, but the army, nahhh!!!!!
oh yeah, and a buch of other books for my dissertation.
i read that wally lamb book myself. it wasn't bad. sadly, it set an unreachable goal for any other "oprah's book club" selection i was to happen upon afterwards. the goal of not being bad.
i'm still reading lolita.
i agree about godel, escher, etc, but i can never seem to finish non-fiction. why, i do not know.
anyway, yes. lolita was very good. the whole portrait of the european gentleman was pretty damn funny, though maybe a (small) bit unintentional. not all, but a bit.
now i'm reading "beautiful losers", by leonard cohen. it's pulling me along very nicely. great so far. i think poets write good prose, though i don't much like poetry.
Douglas Coupland's Mircoserfs. I stopped reading for a bit. I have been focusing attention elsewhere. At the same time I bought Timothy Findley's Dust to Dust, and Genome by Matt Ridley. I think they're all Canadian. I guess I want to take pride in our culture
I think one of those I just finished though.
I am sleepy.
The Demon-Haunted World - Carl Sagan
The Blind Watchmaker - Richard Dawkins
The Stand - Stephen King
Contact - Carl Sagan
The Loved One - Evelyn Waugh
Samuel Johnson's Major Works - Samuel Johnson
Tao of Jeet Kune Do - Bruce Lee
Linux Mandrake in 24 Hours - Witherspoon
Propaganda and the Public Mind - Noam Chomsky
Rogue States - Noam Chomsky
Necessary Illusions - Noam Chomsky
Karl Marx's Selected Writings - Karl Marx