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The Revenge of Gaia by James E. Lovelock
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Oct 10, 2010

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It’s great to read a book written by someone with a scientific mind. The whole flow and timing of the words, the thoughts, are different. Stately, measured, calm. Reading such writing actually slows you down. I couldn’t rush through this book; it’s rhythm dictated mine; I couldn’t speed read and skip descriptive words and sentences like I do with non-fiction books. There was elegance. 

Makes a convincing argument for nuclear power. In the face of what might come which he sees as a threat to civilization as we know it, radiation risk seems minor. Besides he says we breathe oxygen which is a carcinogen every day.

Ends with thoughts about a book that will hold the dark ages at bay, a reservoir of human knowledge so we won’t have to start again. Sobering shit. 
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