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Motel of the Mysteries by David Macaulay
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Dec 12, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: culture-and-politics, humor, architecture
Recommended for: Anyone
Read in January, 1990

Another hilarious book, in the same vein as Great Moments In Architecture, from an author that is always a pleasure to read, a talented architect, artist, historian, and anthropologist. This time MacAulay uses an imagined archeological dig two millennia from now to razz both contemporary culture and the way archeologists tend to make definitive pronouncements out of their speculations about past societies.

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Jaden Ruesch what if were as wrong as this guy

James It's almost a certainty that we are that mixed up about a lot of things, the more so the more extrapolating from ambiguous evidence we do. That crosses my mind when I hear people "explaining" religious and economic beliefs.

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