Joined: June 2007
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Just finished Dennett's "Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon."
In all the furor over the recent entries of Dawkins Harris and Hitchens (the new infernal trinity), there has not been much talk about Dennett's book. Anybody else read it?
Sorry if I'm OT, Stephen. I've not heard of "The ragged trousered philanthropists." It's a book, yes? By whom?
I read it a while back, and I though it was excellent. I love Dennett's writing style, and the book is currently doing the rounds with my friends.
Meanwhile I've just finished Sir Arthur Eddington's Space Time an Gravitation, now that was a hard read. When you find you need to read a chapter for the fifth time you know it's a challenging read. Fantastic though.
Angela's Ashes followed by Love on the Dole the two most recent story books.
Meanwhile I've read everything published by Iain Banks / Iain M Banks and loved The Algebraist (although I guessed the "truth" quite early on.
Political polemics also occupy alot of shelf space John Pilger and Greg Palast the last two authors I've read, though I get very angry with such tomes and have to inersprese them with New Scientist/Viz and some light philosophy ;).
On June 23, 2007, 01:06 PM AFDave wrote: "How can we dismiss their theories without first reading their work?"