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PostPosted: Wed January 17, 2018 8:40 pm 
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I thought I read the first one but now I think maybe I just saw the movie. #confused.


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I saw all three movies, those were rough. By which I mean in a content way of "wow, I feel weird" rather than a bad movie.

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I've still never read Proust. But I have Swann's Way at home on the shelf.


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Yeah? I read that. I found it be wordy and poorly thought-out.


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I've still never read Proust. But I have Swann's Way at home on the shelf.


I've read Swann's Way twice now and I think it's pretty phenomenal, even if the later half of the Combray section is slow. The final section is beautiful. This is my first time making it past SW, so we'll see how it goes.

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Anyone ever go to the monthly book discussions at your local bookstore? Worth it?


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This was damn good. Quite tight writing considering it is nearly 600 pages. Not for everyone though.


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BurtReynolds wrote:

Fantastic book.

Also well worth reading if you're interested in the epistemology of knowledge and reason: Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism by Boghossian; The Social Construction of What? by Hacking; and Postmodernism, Reason, and Religion by Geller. I made space on my personal bookshelf for all three (plus the Hicks book).


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This is a really rewarding read so far. The authors make a good argument for culture being the product of innate cognitive structures that impose modes of organization and architectures on information-processing that solve common problems faced by evolutionary organisms. The upshot is that science is as usual a better explanation for cultural ebbs and flows than any kind of fashionable "social construction" inanity promoted more and more in mainstream culture.


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This is a really rewarding read so far. The authors make a good argument for culture being the product of innate cognitive structures that impose modes of organization and architectures on information-processing that solve common problems faced by evolutionary organisms. The upshot is that science is as usual a better explanation for cultural ebbs and flows than any kind of fashionable "social construction" inanity promoted more and more in mainstream culture.


Hmmmm. An explanation for the idiocy of the regressive left?


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BurtReynolds wrote:

Fantastic book.

Also well worth reading if you're interested in the epistemology of knowledge and reason: Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism by Boghossian; The Social Construction of What? by Hacking; and Postmodernism, Reason, and Religion by Geller. I made space on my personal bookshelf for all three (plus the Hicks book).

awesome. thanks for the list.

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Started the book "We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy" by Ta-Nehisi Coates this morning. That's a hell of an intro...most books would be happy with that as a chapter.

I'm glad he's got a bit in there talking about Cosby. I remember those conversations in the news and I think that we could use that bit of frankness right now. It's a shame he's a sexual predator.

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Reid just recommended Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. There's a Kindle version for $6.99. Also, I finished Gilead Monday night, so I'm looking for a book to start.

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