Keith Akers

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Average rating: 4.42 · 55 ratings · 10 reviews · 4 distinct works
The Lost Religion of Jesus:...

4.39 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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A Vegetarian Sourcebook: Th...

4.38 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1983 — 3 editions
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Disciples: How Jewish Chris...

4.63 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Give People Money by Annie Lowrey
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This is the best general book on the universal basic income that I've seen recently. Most interesting and surprising is how a UBI works in less developed countries. I'd always assumed that less developed countries wouldn't be able to afford a UBI. Ev ...more
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Chosen Country by James Pogue
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This is an excellent and interesting book on the 2016 Malheur standoff and a good deal of the messy aftermath. I read the book because I wanted to get some insight into Trump supporters, and it occurred to me that the insight I really needed was into ...more
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Lentil Underground by Liz Carlisle
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Want to know what it's really like to be an organic farmer? This is your book---especially if you want to know what it's like to grow lentils in Montana. The author weaves together a number of stories about organic farmers and how they came to want ...more
Lentil Underground by Liz Carlisle
"Although some sections were of only marginal interest to non-farmers, overall the book was a worthwhile read. I had no idea how difficult it was for farmers to transition to organic methods. The commitment and persistence of the farmers who began..." Read more of this review »
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
No, the book is clearly secular although he does reference religious texts as others have pointed out. He specifically comments that "the cosmic perspective is spiritual but not religious."
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Beyond Beliefs by Melanie Joy
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I was one of the many who read, and was impressed by, Melanie Joy's earlier book "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows." What I liked about it was the simplicity of the key thesis and the way she explained it. It was simple and obvious.

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Beyond Beliefs by Melanie Joy
"In Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters Melanie Joy offers valuable general advise about dealing with conflicts and improving communication. I have difficulty absorbing this..." Read more of this review »
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The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
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What I liked most about this time travel murder mystery was the interesting treatment of time travel. In this novel, time travel cannot alter either the future or the past; it just "is." Time paradoxes (going back and altering what has already happen ...more
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“The social phenomenon of economic growth is, thanks to the principle of the conservation of matter, nothing other than the physical phenomenon of increasing resource depletion.”
Craig Dilworth, Too Smart for Our Own Good: The Ecological Predicament of Humankind

Paul McCartney
“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.”
Paul McCartney

Karl Marx
“The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e. the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force. The class which has the means of material production at its disposal, has control at the same time over the means of mental production, so that thereby, generally speaking, the ideas of those who lack the means of mental production are subject to it. The ruling ideas are nothing more than the ideal expression of the dominant material relationships, the dominant material relationships grasped as ideas.”
Karl Marx, The German Ideology / Theses on Feuerbach / Introduction to the Critique of Political Economy




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