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Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence
3.87
Seldom will you find a philosopher who can write this well for laypersons with the courage to advance such a counterintuitive thesis. While people may ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Scooby-Doo! and the Carnival Creeper
3.66
My 5 year old son enjoyed this - it was his first "chapter book"!
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Jul 27, 2011
 
You're Not as Crazy as I Think: Dialogue in a World of Loud Voices and Hardened Opinions
4.25
I stumbled across this book because it was written by an engaging and very bright theology professor at Taylor Seminary in Edmonton. The title says it ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Living High and Letting Die: Our Illusion of Innocence
3.85
This is one of the few books that I wish everyone could read and understand. I found it a bit of a challenge to follow at times but that may be partia ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole
3.70
A must read for anyone interested in the pursuit of truth. The author is a former postman who went on to attain his doctorate in philosophy. He now le ...more
Jul 12, 2011
Aug 06, 2011
 
All the Power in the World
3.86
This was a difficult read for a non-analytic philosopher like me and, at times, almost incomprehensible. I wish Unger's publisher had told him: "We li ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Right And Wrong: How To Decide For Yourself
3.57
This was a common-sensical, non-academic discussion of moral philosophy. Similar to Peter Singer's "How Are We To Live?", this book lays out a princip ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Evolution of Civilizations
4.52
This book is a must read and yet is a difficult read. Carroll Quigley was undoubtedly a brilliant historian. He sets out a compelling analysis of all ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The God Delusion
3.89
I would like to place a copy of this book beside every copy of the Bible that the Gideons leave in almost every godforsaken (pun intended) motel room. ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Life You Can Save
4.01
Singer's thesis is quite simple: if we can reduce suffering by making modest personal sacrifices, it is ethically indefensible not to do so. I do not ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions About Intelligent Design
3.84
The following is my Irreligiosity column from the October 1, 2011 edition of the Owen Sound Sun Times which was inspired by reading this book:

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Oct 2011
Sep 05, 2011
 
The Wild Girl
3.93
Top of class!
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Elvene: The Kiri Myth of Ocean Woman
3.75
I found this gem after the author had left several insightful comments on a philosophy blog that we both occasionally frequent. I ordered the book bef ...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
The Way of Zen
4.15
A superb explanation of a way of thinking that has much to offer our frenetic "advanced" western society. As Watts offers in his conclusion: Zen is tr ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
4.17
This is a good read for anyone interested in understanding why Christians believe the things they profess to believe. Although the book is entitled "T ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
3.83
This is the most useless book I have ever read. What did it teach me? Only that my life has no meaning unless I believe in, worship and devote my life ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
3.66
Well worth the read. This is an excellent collection of simplified explanations of some fairly complex subjects. My favorite was the chapter on geolog ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Sabre Toothed Tiger
5.00
I picked this book up after meeting the author, Evan Solomon, and his family at a resort in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica. The book is just as engaging as ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Those Shoes
4.32
My 5 and 7 year old enjoyed this one tonight. A nice story about a kid with modest means who wishes for the "in" sneakers, ends up buying a used pair ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
4.03
This is a provocative read and one of the most memorable books I have ever read. Wright simply tells you the way it is - regardless of whether you lik ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Seven Dwarfs
3.75
This is an absolute gem. Most everyone knows the tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs but few have heard it told from the perspective of the dwarfs ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Outlaws of Mesquite
3.84
This is a collection of short stories by one of America's most proliific and widely read authors ever. I picked this up while browsing in a bookshop b ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: Lessons and Teachings From a Lifetime of Golf
4.25
Penick - what an awesome guy. I wish I could have taken a lesson from him or, better yet, sat down and had a visit with him before he passed away. Thi ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
If I Ran the Circus
3.93
This is unquestionably Seuss' finest work and I can only assume that "Big Ted of Springfield" was his father. My favorite part is the one where he bor ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1)
3.96
I picked this up after it was repeatedly referred to by Richard Dawkins in several of his books. An entertaining read from start to finish. It is a sh ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
4.12
A must read for anyone interested in an entertaining backward journey from the evolutionary present (at least from our perspective) to the beginnings ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
How the Mind Works
3.97
This sucker took me forever to read but it was well worth it. Pinker has done an excellent job of making a very complex subject accessible to the mass ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Really, Really Big Questions
4.28
This is a must have for any parent who would like to raise a freethinking child. I store our edition right beside our Taylor's Bible Story Book! BTW, ...more
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Aug 13, 2014
 
You Can't Go Home Again
4.05
Read this and I'm sure you will agree that Wolfe was a staggering talent who probably would have attained untold heights of literary fame if he had li ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Time's Last Gift
3.58
This one is real treat if you appreciate Philip Jose Farmer and/or enjoy well written science fiction that delves into time travel. I found this gem w ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
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