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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1035 on: February 15, 2012, 01:13 PM »
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The memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots            ( Carolly Erickson.
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1036 on: February 27, 2012, 11:59 PM »
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The Blind Watchmaker - Richard Dawkins
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1037 on: February 28, 2012, 05:36 PM »
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Just ordered a couple of Colin Thubrons for when I'm back in the UK - 'Among the Russians' and 'In Siberia'...
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1038 on: February 28, 2012, 06:32 PM »
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eira_arian, I went to a talk he gave about Siberia and he was wonderful. He's being going for ever and had so much insight.
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1039 on: February 28, 2012, 06:35 PM »
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Oh I'm so jealous! He's one of my favourite writers - I love his books on Central Asia.
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1040 on: April 05, 2012, 11:22 PM »
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Really boring book for my book club. The Tiger. Two weeks and I'm still only halfway through. Snore.
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1041 on: April 10, 2012, 03:43 AM »
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Lord Byron: The Major Works -- George Gordon Byron.  Nice to listen to while doing other things. Don't ask for a book report.
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1042 on: April 12, 2012, 11:25 AM »
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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution - Richard Dawkins

Doubt it will beat The Blind Watchmaker... hope I haven't been too spoilt.
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1043 on: May 10, 2012, 06:17 PM »
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Disappointed with the above - rather a dull book compared to his other work but hoping for better things from:

The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life - Richard Dawkins
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1044 on: May 10, 2012, 08:22 PM »
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Doubt it will beat The Blind Watchmaker... hope I haven't been too spoilt.
Can't see that happening.
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1045 on: May 10, 2012, 08:29 PM »
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The Blind Watchmaker is amazing, my favourite book.

Looking forward to moving on to Sam Harris soon although not particularly excited at the prospect of being convinced I have no free will.
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1046 on: May 11, 2012, 01:02 AM »
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Disappointed with the above - rather a dull book compared to his other work but hoping for better things from:

The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life - Richard Dawkins

That's a huge book. I have it, but haven't read it all (or even most of it). Be prepared to invest some time if you read it.
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1047 on: May 11, 2012, 01:06 AM »
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The Blind Watchmaker is amazing, my favourite book.

Looking forward to moving on to Sam Harris soon although not particularly excited at the prospect of being convinced I have no free will.

You should also try Sam Harris' The Moral Landscape. I don't agree with Sam's main point in the book, but it's a very engaging read. He has done something that no moral philosopher has done by coming close to establishing a basis for objective morality. I had to try very hard in order to refute a lot of his points and it proved to be a mental workout.
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1048 on: May 11, 2012, 11:00 PM »
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I feel very low brow to say that I'm re-reading Jane Eyre just now Smile Not as challenging as Dawkins or Sam Harris but it's easy on the brain which is what I want.
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Re: What are you reading right now? « Reply #1049 on: May 11, 2012, 11:24 PM »
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You should also try Sam Harris' The Moral Landscape. I don't agree with Sam's main point in the book, but it's a very engaging read. He has done something that no moral philosopher has done by coming close to establishing a basis for objective morality. I had to try very hard in order to refute a lot of his points and it proved to be a mental workout.
Interesting, it's on my list Smile

BTW, what's your favourite Dawkins book?
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