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The Invention of Air by Steven Johnson
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May 14, 2010

it was ok
Read from April 19 to May 14, 2010

"The classic case study for the concept of a paradigm shift is the Compernican revolution in astronomy, but in actual fact, the first extended story that Kuhn tells in 'The Structure of Scientific Revoutions' is the paradigm shift in chemistry that took place in the 1770s, led by the revolutionary science of Joseph Priestly."

Are you freaking kidding me? Who read that sentence and remembered what the first half of it was by the time they got to the end?
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04/27/2010 page 42
04/28/2010 page 42
16.54% "Loved the prologue. Chapter one is losing me, tho."
05/05/2010 page 70
27.56% "All this talk of Priestly & his brother torturing spiders in bottles as children is making me suspect he grew up to be a serial killer." 1 comment

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Ellis L. Um, me. And anyone else capable of following multiple dependent clauses.

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