Jonathan Kraus's Blog – February 2009 Archive (2)

The Atheist Way

Oh, I just don't feel like writing a review now, but I enjoyed the book, and the author was interviewed on the Atheist Talk. I really like the discussion of how to choose your own meaning. I guess I am an existentialist and just never knew the word really applied me. Sortoflike the way I learned I was an atheist and then a sceptic and then a humanist and so forth. Here is a huge segway. During my college years, I was telling a girlfriend's father that I really liked Isaac Asimov. He said,… Continue

Added by Jonathan Kraus on February 22, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

THE CANON A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science

I just started reading The Canon and it is very pleasant. (I haven't purchased it, I do most of my reading at Borders in the somewhat comfy chairs.) You can tell the writer is a writer who likes science as opposed to a scientist who happens to be writing a book. It's something about the imagery heavy sentences. Angier’s very engaging but sometimes there is way too much "distracting wordplay". I'm about a third of the way through. So far I have read an argument for why everyone should keep up… Continue

Added by Jonathan Kraus on February 21, 2009 at 3:04am — 1 Comment

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