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June 16, 2011

What I'm currently reading (non-fiction department)


1. "Soul Dust" — Nicholas Humphrey

2. "The Next Catastrophe" — Charles Perrow

3. "Sum" — David Eagleman

4. "Decoding Reality" — Vlatko Vedral

5. "Create Your Own Economy" — Tyler Cowen

6. "The Beginning of Infinity" — David Deutsch


I'm feeling particularly intelligent right now for no apparent reason — undoubtedly a delusion but hey, if it seems real then it is for all practical purposes real (see Alan Turing for elaboration) — hence the formidable array that I'm juggling; as a rule no more than two and usually one non-fiction title at a time so I can put all my peabrain neuronal wood behind a single arrow.


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I'm currently reading Mad Magazine on DVD (1952-1978+).

Posted by: Joe Peach | Jun 16, 2011 4:11:04 PM

Ah, to have the time or patience to read 1, 5 and 6. I envy and admire you Joe. There are 4 books on the shelf already, awaiting my leisure. As is often the case, I read the summaries at Amazon and form hasty opinions that justify my literary inertia. How can one negate the supernatural and argue the existence of a soul? A neurological loop does not bring me the childish comfort, shared among non-scientists, that I have come to love and embrace. Alas...delving into the arguments and explanations of such eminent minds will have to wait. Summer's here and the kids want to go to the County Fair, to play among the natives and live entirely in the moment.

Posted by: Tamra | Jun 16, 2011 1:33:14 PM

"You are the roadside picnic of the Internet." Best. Compliment. Ever.

Posted by: bookofjoe | Jun 16, 2011 12:51:28 PM

I protest your self-deprecatory description of your brain/reading skill. You read constantly - in your profession (CME courses) - as an avid consumer of periodicals - and as a voracious consumer of Internet data. I'd wager that you listen to Audible books as you sleep.

Peabrain? Only if that pea is as big as a Dyson-sphere.

You are singularaly responsible for my expanding library of Russian film and literature.

You are the roadside picnic of the Internet.

Now, is Perrow available on Kindle?

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jun 16, 2011 12:41:56 PM

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