From The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, which I am reading now. Excellent book.
In Church this morning some announced that there was a group being formed to read and discuss the recent book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. I have heard good things about this and my first reaction was Sure, I should get the book, read it, and join the group. My second thought was Wait a minute, I am reading several books already. My third thought was Just how many books am I reading now? So I made a list. Here it is, in no particular order or organization:
While the United States of America is a big country, its total extent is only about 2% of the Earth’s total surface area. Our local fluctuations do not mean much for the overall global totals.
Most Americans reject young-earth creationism. But the share of Republicans who believe that humans evolved fell from 54% in 2009 to 43% last year. Democrats, do not look so smug: your lot are likelier to believe in UFOs, ghosts and astrology. Also, that the moon landings were faked, that the CIA introduced crack to inner cities and that America’s government conspired in the September 11th attacks. It’s enough to make an ape weep.
Irish Class, February 10, 2014
Rang Gaeilge, 10ú lá mí Feabhra 2014
Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé #4 — I Sears Roebuck
I read about this paper many years ago in Physics Today, where there was also a comment from Hetherington’s wife: She said she slept with both authors.
Irish Class, February 3, 2014
Rang Gaeilge, 3ú lá mí Feabhra 2014