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Who is reading this book?

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I will re-read this, it was an important book to me, changed my thinking quite a bit...
BT had a thread a long time ago asking which book you would put into a time capsule that would be opened in 100 years. I nominated this one thinking a candle in the dark would still be required...
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My copy has arrived. It is a lovely hardback in a dustwrapper with a protective sleeve, and it's a first edition. It was such a bargain at £6.00. It has one small ex-library stamp on the title page, reading 'Wiltshire Library and Museum Service', and it came from 'Baldwin's Scientific Books, Bishops Witham, Essex'. If any of you want scarce scientific books, his web address is 'fossilbooks.co.uk' email '[email protected].
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Got the book from our library yesterday. Plan to start reading this weekend.
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I also got the book at my local library yesterday (Thursday, 1-15-15), and hppe to be able to keep up.
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Got the book, started reading...feels slightly formidable...not sure I can wade through it ...will keep reading!
As for freedom of speech, I agree with Penelope. I'm all for freedom of speech, etc., but maybe we should not do or say totally/highly offensive things just because we can...I'm offended by offensive art, press, etc., which ridicules my religion, our nationality, our culture. I shrug it off, but it is hurtful. Maybe leadership and media should try to emphasize civility and kindness to others, rather than "say or do anything you want, just because you can..."

Ok, sorry, this is not about the book...
I'm on Chapter 2...will try to comment after the weekend :)!
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crystalline wrote:

Ok, sorry, this is not about the book...
'Tis about the book. It is about the purpose of the book rather than the content of the book. The purpose of the book being to deter people from holding fanatical beliefs without demanding evidence......I think. :hmm:
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To those who may be wondering why I have not posted here, my eyes are still in recovery mode from my recent cataract surgery. Just can't handle the small print yet. Sorry, as the topic is fascinating.
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I've read through chapter 6 and am wanting to give up reading this book. People believe what they want to believe regardless of scientific proof or lack of it. I'm finding it somewhat repetitive and the small print is also difficult on my eyes...yes, I'm old :)...undecided...
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Awe Cattleman and Crystaline

You could still join in the discussion because I never stick to the topic anyway!!! LOL

Seriously though, it is interesting where these discussions lead. I agree with you Crystaline that it does seem a bit repetitive - in that he seems to give a lot of thought to aliens and flying saucers. I think that might be because he's an astro-physicist.
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