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Gary Greenberg Gary Greenberg said: "I'm 70% done with Knocking on Heaven's Door:

First half: why science is more robust than faith (v creationism).
2nd half: The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) sure is big.

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"First half: why science is more robust than faith (v creationism).
2nd half: The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) sure is big.

"Knocking" fails to give me ANY of the abstract understanding of new ideas I got from Brian Greene & Stephen Hawkings' cosmology books. This is more like the DiscoveryChannel's series on Big Engineering.

This book might not get finished."
Jun 22, 2014 06:00AM

 
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Knocking on Heaven's Door by Lisa Randall
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I'm 70% done with Knocking on Heaven's Door:

First half: why science is more robust than faith (v creationism).
2nd half: The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) sure is big.

"Knocking" fails to give me ANY of the abstract understanding of new ideas I got fr...more
Gary Greenberg is 70% done with Knocking on Heaven's Door: First half: why science is more robust than faith (v creationism).
2nd half: The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) sure is big.

"Knocking" fails to give me ANY of the abstract understanding of new ideas I got from Brian Greene & Stephen Hawkings' cosmology books. This is more like the DiscoveryChannel's series on Big Engineering.

This book might not get finished.
Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World
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Beloved by Toni Morrison
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Oxford was as drenched in Dixie as we were, just about as Southern a town as you would ever hope to find, which generally was a good thing, because that meant that the weather was nice, except when it was hot enough to fry pork chops on the pavement, and the food was delicious, though it would thicken the walls of your arteries and kill you deader than Stonewall Jackson, and the people were big hearted and friendly, though it was not the hardest place in the world to get murdered for having bad manners. Even our main crop could kill you.Timothy B. Tyson
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Unjust social orders do no fall merely by appeals to the consciences of the oppressor, though such appeals may be an important element; history teaches us that they fall because a large enough number of people organize a movement powerful enough to push them down. Rarely do such revolutions emerge in a neat and morally pristine process.Timothy B. Tyson
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Radio Free Dixie by Timothy B. Tyson
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Blood Done Sign My Name by Timothy B. Tyson
Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story
by Timothy B. Tyson
recommended for: NC residents, thoughtful babyboomers
read in February, 2014
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I haven't enjoyed an historical read this much for a long time (maybe ever).

Insightful, candid, light-hearted & simple tone but grim & deeply thoughtful ideas. Really a unique style.

Wonderful book.

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A Durhamite & Duke fac...more
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Scorpions by Noah Feldman
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Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
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Though the idea was juvenile (and the tone to match), it was clever and often surprisingly informative.

You DON'T yet know all the stuff that's in here... and the narrative style was just silly enough to be interesting without losing respect for the h...more
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Knocking on Heaven's Door by Lisa Randall
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Timothy B. Tyson
“Oxford was as drenched in Dixie as we were, just about as Southern a town as you would ever hope to find, which generally was a good thing, because that meant that the weather was nice, except when it was hot enough to fry pork chops on the pavement, and the food was delicious, though it would thicken the walls of your arteries and kill you deader than Stonewall Jackson, and the people were big hearted and friendly, though it was not the hardest place in the world to get murdered for having bad manners. Even our main crop could kill you.”
Timothy B. Tyson, Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story

Timothy B. Tyson
“In a fallen world marked by human depravity and deep-seated sin, in a world where Hitler and Stalin had recruited millions of followers to commit mass murder, love must harness power and seek justice in order to have moral meaning. Love without power remained impotent, and power without love was bankrupt.”
Timothy B. Tyson, Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story

Timothy B. Tyson
“In politics, everyone regards themselves as a moderate, because they know some other sumbitch who's twice as crazy as they are.”
Timothy B. Tyson, Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story

Timothy B. Tyson
“Unjust social orders do no fall merely by appeals to the consciences of the oppressor, though such appeals may be an important element; history teaches us that they fall because a large enough number of people organize a movement powerful enough to push them down. Rarely do such revolutions emerge in a neat and morally pristine process.”
Timothy B. Tyson, Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story

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