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Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence
3.88
Seldom will you find a philosopher who can write this well for laypersons with the courage to advance such a counterintuitive thesis. While people may ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole
3.77
it was amazing
A must read for anyone interested in the pursuit of truth. The author is a former postman who went on to attain his doctorate in philosophy. He now le ...more
Jul 12, 2011
Aug 06, 2011
 
Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper: A Storybook
4.18
liked it
As reviewed by almost 7 year old Mathea: "It's a good book but a little hard to follow. I'm just giving it three stars." [anything else?] "No ... what ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
My Crayons Talk
3.73
really liked it
Found this gem at our local YMCA and it's great for the 2-3 age set.
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Living High and Letting Die: Our Illusion of Innocence
3.86
it was amazing
This is one of the few books that I wish everyone could read and understand. I found it a bit of a challenge to follow at times but that may be partia ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
You're Not as Crazy as I Think: Dialogue in a World of Loud Voices and Hardened Opinions
4.22
I stumbled across this book because it was written by an engaging and very bright theology professor at Taylor Seminary in Edmonton. The title says it ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
All the Power in the World
3.86
This was a difficult read for a non-analytic philosopher like me and, at times, almost incomprehensible. I wish Unger's publisher had told him: "We li ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Right And Wrong: How To Decide For Yourself
3.55
This was a common-sensical, non-academic discussion of moral philosophy. Similar to Peter Singer's "How Are We To Live?", this book lays out a princip ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Evolution of Civilizations: An Introduction to Historical Analysis
4.45
it was amazing
This book is a must read and yet is a difficult read. Carroll Quigley was undoubtedly a brilliant historian. He sets out a compelling analysis of all ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Life You Can Save
4.05
Singer's thesis is quite simple: if we can reduce suffering by making modest personal sacrifices, it is ethically indefensible not to do so. I do not ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The God Delusion
3.90
it was amazing
I would like to place a copy of this book beside every copy of the Bible that the Gideons leave in almost every godforsaken (pun intended) motel room. ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions about Intelligent Design
3.99
liked it
The following is my Irreligiosity column from the October 1, 2011 edition of the Owen Sound Sun Times which was inspired by reading this book:

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Oct 2011
Sep 05, 2011
 
Clorinda
3.89
it was amazing
This book is guaranteed to make you smile. A fantastic story and Steve Kellogg's illustrations are always superb. Bravo Clorinda!
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Scooby-Doo! and the Carnival Creeper
3.82
liked it
My 5 year old son enjoyed this - it was his first "chapter book"!
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Scooby-Doo! and the Zombie's Treasure
3.73
really liked it
I find these books mindless but the kids absolutely love them.
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Bad Kitty
4.19
liked it
I'm glad he didn't eat Uncle Murray!
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Scooby-Doo! and the Haunted Castle
4.19
Best in class.
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Jul 27, 2011
 
A Promise is a Promise
3.96
it was amazing
Best of class.
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Wild Girl
3.91
it was amazing
Top of class!
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Elvene: The Kiri Myth of Ocean Woman
3.20
it was amazing
I found this gem after the author had left several insightful comments on a philosophy blog that we both occasionally frequent. I ordered the book bef ...more
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Aug 07, 2011
 
The Way of Zen
4.18
A superb explanation of a way of thinking that has much to offer our frenetic "advanced" western society. As Watts offers in his conclusion: Zen is tr ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
4.18
This is a good read for anyone interested in understanding why Christians believe the things they profess to believe. Although the book is entitled "T ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
3.91
This is the most useless book I have ever read. What did it teach me? Only that my life has no meaning unless I believe in, worship and devote my life ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
3.66
Well worth the read. This is an excellent collection of simplified explanations of some fairly complex subjects. My favorite was the chapter on geolog ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
While Six Million Died: A Chronicle of American Apathy
4.25
really liked it
A dispiriting but well researched description of the Allies' complicity in the Nazi's discrimination against the Jews and others. Morse provides an un ...more
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Jan 20, 2018
 
The Sabre Toothed Tiger
5.00
I picked this book up after meeting the author, Evan Solomon, and his family at a resort in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica. The book is just as engaging as ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
Those Shoes
4.43
really liked it
My 5 and 7 year old enjoyed this one tonight. A nice story about a kid with modest means who wishes for the "in" sneakers, ends up buying a used pair ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
4.06
This is a provocative read and one of the most memorable books I have ever read. Wright simply tells you the way it is - regardless of whether you lik ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Seven Dwarfs
3.58
it was amazing
This is an absolute gem. Most everyone knows the tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs but few have heard it told from the perspective of the dwarfs ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
 
The Outlaws of Mesquite
3.90
This is a collection of short stories by one of America's most proliific and widely read authors ever. I picked this up while browsing in a bookshop b ...more
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Jul 27, 2011
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