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Old Nov 12th 2008, 06:09 AM
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I am TRYING to read something at the moment.

Just posting in order to keep up-dated.
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Old Nov 16th 2008, 05:21 PM
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God Created the Integers; Hawking
The Stuff of Thought; Pinker
Euclid's Window, from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace; Mlodinow
Randomness, Bennett

Vogue Knitting, Very Easy Knits
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 10:40 PM
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Thanks to Sister's recommendation, I'm well into Peter Robinson's police procedure fiction series (mass murder investigation, Banks separated from wife pregnant by another man and son becoming a pop star stage) and as I progress his growth as a writer is impressive.

I'm beginning to compare it to Ian Rankin's Rebus series in an English/Scotch context with comparable characters. Excellent contemporary can't put it down fiction and worth plowing through the early efforts to follow the story.
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The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex: Murray Gell-Mann
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Euclid's Window, from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace; Mlodinow
Randomness, Bennett
Some fine stuff there. Getting all mathematical, are you ?
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Food, Sex and Salmonella: Why Our Food Is Making Us Sick by David Waltner-Toews.

Saw him speak at a conference I was at recently. Veterinarian and Epidemiologist by trade. Straightforward writer and makes this stuff a really interesting read. Besides, he was signing books at the conference so I got him to sign my newly purchased copies and he wrote "Wishing you great food and sex and not much salmonella" - how can you not be interested in picking up this book now. Okay, still need convincing?!? He was born a Mennonite!
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 11:28 PM
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Some fine stuff there. Getting all mathematical, are you ?
Yes. It is something in which I wish I'd been interested while in school. It is my current kick. Six months from now I won't remember any of it.
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Old Nov 18th 2008, 05:16 AM
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Food, Sex and Salmonella: Why Our Food Is Making Us Sick by David Waltner-Toews.

Saw him speak at a conference I was at recently. Veterinarian and Epidemiologist by trade. Straightforward writer and makes this stuff a really interesting read. Besides, he was signing books at the conference so I got him to sign my newly purchased copies and he wrote "Wishing you great food and sex and not much salmonella" - how can you not be interested in picking up this book now. Okay, still need convincing?!? He was born a Mennonite!
Oh my god ... What a reading ... Can you still enjoy food after that ?
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Old Nov 18th 2008, 09:40 AM
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Food, Sex and Salmonella: Why Our Food Is Making Us Sick by David Waltner-Toews.

Saw him speak at a conference I was at recently. Veterinarian and Epidemiologist by trade. Straightforward writer and makes this stuff a really interesting read. Besides, he was signing books at the conference so I got him to sign my newly purchased copies and he wrote "Wishing you great food and sex and not much salmonella" - how can you not be interested in picking up this book now. Okay, still need convincing?!? He was born a Mennonite!
Even more convincing needed now. Skin color, yes, a big gunther, yes, but I didn't know people could be born a religious nomination.


Anyhow, found a paperback copy of The World Without Us by Alan Weisman lying in the train the other day. Thought I'd give that a try.

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... but I didn't know people could be born a religious nomination.
According to Judaism, the only way to be a Jew is to be born of a Jewish woman.

And the religion of one's parents generally co-relates very highly with the religion of offspring.

Thus, it is indeed quite reasonable to say that one is 'born' to any given religion. That is a sociological fact.
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According to Judaism, the only way to be a Jew is to be born of a Jewish woman.
Correct. There are no exceptions.

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Thus, it is indeed quite reasonable to say that one is 'born' to any given religion. That is a sociological fact.
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