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The importance of books for kids

Here’s a nice video where Lisa Bu describes the importance of books in her development. She  talks about her cross-cultural experience and how books have helped here understand both her original culture and her new culture. Her talk reminded me … Continue reading

While browsing I have noticed the term “cli-fi” as a book genre – but hadn’t paid much attention. I think I must have assumed it was a sub genre of erotica, or something similar. However, the article Global warning: the rise … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins’ latest book is due out next September. The title – Childhood, Boyhood, Truth: From an African Youth to The Selfish Gene It’s yet a new genre for Dawkins – autobiography. Mind you he has reached the age where … Continue reading

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Morality and non-human animals

Book review: Can Animals Be Moral? by Mark Rowlands

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That particle again

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That particle again

This week sees the launch of another book on the Higgs Boson. This one is by the cosmologist Sean Carroll – The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the … Continue reading

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“I Wonder” by Annaka Harris teaches children it’s OK to question and not know

Here’s a wonderful idea for a children’s book. A book encouraging children to question and appreciate the world around them. A book that isn’t afraid to tell kids “I don’t know!” It’s the brainchild of Annaka Harris. She has launched fundraising on Kickstarter.

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Do atheists need religion?

I was in no hurry to read this book - Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion. It got such bad reviews. And I really wasn’t impressed by Alain de Botton’s contribution to public debate – on … Continue reading

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The Jefferson Lies: David Barton’s New Collection of Whoppers

I have obtained a copy of David Barton’s new book The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson. Within half an hour I had noticed several outrageous distortions of the truth.

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Science and the Folly of Faith

Book Review: God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion by Victor Stenger.

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Wick-ed: Va. Principal Attacks Public Schools – While Happily Accepting A Paycheck From Them

A Virginia principal alleges that public schools are suppressing America’s Christian heritage and that they are involved in a nefarious scheme to indoctrinate our children into socialism.

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