Thursday, November 18, 2010
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Interesting exploration of the meaning of scientific expertise.
This was one of my first forays into the world of e-books. I bought the Nook version and read it mostly on my Android phone. I discovered that the software for the phone is really not up to what is necessary for this kind of book. The images were illegible, and it is very cumbersome (to the point of not being worth it) to look at footnotes. I'm afraid that my frustrations with the medium may have affected my outlook on the book, so I'm going to refrain from commenting much more on it.
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Friday, October 08, 2010
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book. Feser's writing is clear and accessible. He does a great job of giving an overview of Philosophy's approach to understanding the mind and especially how the mind relates to the brain.
This is an area I've thought about a lot, but I have done no serious reading on it before now. This book was exactly what I was looking for as an introduction to the topic. I could follow most of it (although a lot of detail went past me), and it really gave me a great deal to think about. I strongly recommend it.
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On a more personal note: It has been wonderful to do some serious reading that does not involve computers! It seems that it has been ages since I've read something like this that really forced me to do some thinking. I didn't think as deeply as I probably should have, but I did think more than I have been recently!
Monday, March 08, 2010
Seeing how popular these message appear to be, I can see both why women's magazines are so popular and why so many people seem to have a hard time forming stable, loving relationships. It is enough to make a father sigh.
Well, last night when another one of these came through the inbox (its subject is the title of this post), something in me snapped and I produced the following. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed mocking it.
The normal text is the original message. My additions are in italics, with the original text in strike-through where I thought appropriate.
When a Girl is not arguing ... she is thinking deeply.
When a Girl looks at u with eyes full of questions ... she is wondering
When a Girl answers ' I'm fine ' after a few seconds ... she is not at all fine.
When a Girl stares at you ... she is wondering
When a Girl lays on your chest ...
When a Girl wants to see you everyday... she
When a Girl says ' I love you ' ... she means it.
When a Girl says ' I miss you ' ... no one in this world can miss you more than that.
Life only comes around once make sure u spend it with the right person....
Find a Guy .. who calls you beautiful instead of hot.
Who calls you back when you hang up on him.
Wait for the guy who ... kisses your forehead.
Who wants to show you off to the world when you are in your sweats.
Who holds your hand in front of his friends.
Who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares about you and how lucky he is to have you.
Who turns to his friends and says, ' That's her!! '
If you open this you have to repost it, guy or girl, or you will have bad luck for the rest of your life!!!!!
If I don't get this back I guess your not my friend. If you have a lot of love for someone. copy and send this to your whole list. In 5 minutes your true love will call or message you.
Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they like you. (Too bad, because before midnight, your true love thought they loved you. And what's with "they"? Does he have a split personality? Do you have multiple true loves? Shouldn't you sort this out before you're laying your head on his [excuse me, I mean "their"] chest [chests?]) Something good will happen to you at approx. 1:42pm (approximately!) tomorr
So get ready for the biggest shock of your life. If you break this chain, you will be cursed with relationship problems for the most important time of your life. (Again, no pressure.) send this to 15 people in 15 minutes to carry on the chain...and spare yourself the emotional stress..