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How Jesus Became God by Bart D. Ehrman
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Winger by Andrew  Smith
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The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
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The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
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The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
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Everett Ruess by W.L. Rusho
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The Child Thief by Brom
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Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace
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The Venn diagram where erudite writers cross with truly funny writers is very sparse. Wallace sits in the center of that intersection, and what is more, he is an author with heart. He cares, deeply, about his subjects, and that comes through in both...more
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Classic Science Fiction by Terry Carr
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A nice collection of early science fiction, from the heyday of Astounding Science Fiction, with John Campbell as editor. I had read about about 40% of these stories before in different other collections, but in between them Carr shuffles in a thin bo...more
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Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
Summer of Night
by Dan Simmons
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A group of elementary school kids and their bikes take on lurking evil in this story set in the midwest in 1960. The horror elements are creepy and grotesque and not all that well explained in the end, but the nostalgia for the freedom of time and sp...more
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Bertrand Russell
“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
Bertrand Russell

Lily Tomlin
“No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up.”
Lily Tomlin

Douglas Adams
“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

Carl Sagan
“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”
Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Plutarch
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”
Plutarch

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