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Superb. Be aware that it's format (non-fiction graphic novel) means that it is sometimes light on argumentation and detail--don't mislead yourself into believing that the author hasn't done his homework, he's just leaving more for the appendix.
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12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
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"I read this book for the same reason as everyone else: to mock the lobster thing. And if not the lobster thing, some other thing.

But guys, I have to tell you--and this may be where you stop reading my reviews and revoke my book reviewing
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The Enterprise of Law by Bruce L. Benson
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The Invisible Hook by Peter T. Leeson
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Excellent book. It was a rollicking good time.

To be fair, though, I'm also an econ nerd, so I think that freakonomics is a little too light on the regressions and heavy on the clickbait. In other words, this was a really fun book to read,
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“They say that Caliph Omar, when consulted about what had to be done with the library of Alexandria, answered as follows: 'If the books of this library contain matters opposed to the Koran, they are bad and must be burned. If they contain only the doctrine of the Koran, burn them anyway, for they are superfluous.' Our learned men have cited this reasoning as the height of absurdity. However, suppose Gregory the Great was there instead of Omar and the Gospel instead of the Koran. The library would still have been burned, and that might well have been the finest moment in the life of this illustrious pontiff.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the Sciences and Arts (1st Discourse) and Polemics

Brandon Sanderson
“Ignorance is hardly unusual, Miss Davar. The longer I live, the more I come to realize that it is the natural state of the human mind. There are many who will strive to defend its sanctity and then expect you to be impressed with their efforts.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

Carl Sagan
“Ann Druyan suggests an experiment: Look back again at the pale blue dot of the preceding chapter. Take a good long look at it. Stare at the dot for any length of time and then try to convince yourself that God created the whole Universe for one of the 10 million or so species of life that inhabit that speck of dust. Now take it a step further: Imagine that everything was made just for a single shade of that species, or gender, or ethnic or religious subdivision. If this doesn’t strike you as unlikely, pick another dot. Imagine it to be inhabited by a different form of intelligent life. They, too, cherish the notion of a God who has created everything for their benefit. How seriously do you take their claim?”
Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
“I don't argue things being spiritual vs scientific, because I've never met anyone who knows enough about either to be convincing--including myself.”
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Henry J. Eyring
“There isn't anything to worry about between science and religion, because the contradictions are just in your own mind. Of course they are there, but they are not in the Lord's mind because He made the whole thing, so there is a way, if we are smart enough, to understand them so that we will not have any contradictions.”
Henry Eyring

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