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Human Evolution
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The Shame of the Nation by Jonathan Kozol
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There is certainly an undeniable injustice afflicting children in this country. Minorities were the focus of this book and there is no doubt the inequities discussed exist. I am on board. I get it. My only real concern is the book offers little in th ...more
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The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster by Bobby Henderson
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God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens
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3.5 to 4 stars.

Overall an easy read... and more fun if you've listened to Hitchens as you can read the book in his voice and meter. Many arguments are presented that make clear sense and Hitchens is able to help paint both the modern and historical
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Sciencia by Burkard Polster
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Fun coffee table piece. One page per subtopic with old fashioned illustrations on the opposite page. Great to thumb through and looks very nice. My 7yr old has picked it up a few times to read a page here and there and it leads to wonderful conversat ...more
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We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
We
by Yevgeny Zamyatin
read in July, 2013
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I don't know about other translations but this one by Ginsberg is outstanding for its near lyricism and technical terms.

You can clearly see the influence this book had on future writers of the dystopian genre. I enjoyed the evolving tone of our narr
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We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
"It's been a decade since I first read Zamyatin's masterpiece, and even though this book remains unchanged for almost a century now, the person who read it is not. A decade later, I'm a very different person, no longer the wide-eyed undergraduate w..." Read more of this review »
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Free Will by Sam Harris
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Free Will by Sam Harris
Free Will
by Sam Harris
read in June, 2013
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Very interesting book with implications on not simply how we perceive morality but culpability; and therefore, how our criminal justice system is ill-focused. If we are at the mercy of neural processes than it would behoove us to add information into ...more
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Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
Sand County Almanac
by Aldo Leopold
read in May, 2013
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An absolutely beautiful book. The perfect weaving of imagery and the point to be made. The book maintains its validity even today, if not more so. There were two small things that showed bias that I've seen others take some offense to:

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Carl Sagan
“Those at too great a distance may, I am well are, mistake ignorance for perspective.”
Carl Sagan, Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

Jane Goodall
“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.”
Jane Goodall

“The supernatural is not as it claims, for it is inherently unnatural; it seeks to separate us from our natural world.”
Joe Iacovino, In the Shadow of the Sun

John Steinbeck
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”
John Steinbeck

Sam Harris
“Moderates in every faith are obliged to loosely interpret (or simply ignore) much of their canons in the interests of living in the modern world. No doubt an obscure truth of economics is at work here: societies appear to become considerably less productive whenever large numbers of people stop making widgets and begin killing their customers and creditors for heresy. The first thing to observe about the moderate's retreat from scriptural literalism is that it draws its inspiration not from scripture but from cultural developments that have rendered many of God's utterances difficult to accept as written.”
Sam Harris, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

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