What nonfiction book are you currently reading?

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  1. Steve

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    Have you read the Blind Watchmaker? Interesting read, also by Richard Dawkins. Read it many years ago, when I was being brainwashed by liberals... err... I mean going to college. ;)
     
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    No, but it's on my to-read list.
     
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    I've only ever read The Selfish Gene and its sequel, The Extended Phenotype. I loved the former but the latter kind of dragged. I don't think I've ever read an explicitly pro-atheism book--I didn't need more convincing.
     
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    Plato, The Republic
     
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    Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World, by Larrie D. Ferreiro
     
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    The Anthropology of Numbers, T.S. Crump

    Mathematics and Common Sense: A Creative Tension, P.J. Davis

    (Lots of free time on my hands as we just wait around to move. Getting lots of reading done. My daughter lifted Crump, though, so I may not get to finish it until she's done with it.)
     
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    Guns, Germ and Steel by Japd Diamond
     
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    William James, Varieties of Religious Experience
     
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    Leo Marks, Between Silk and Cyanide
     
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    Go To, Steve Lohr
     
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    The Advent of the Algorithm, David Berlinksi
     
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    Brief Moments of Clarity - Dave Kovar
     
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    Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality. Surprisingly, it is not as salacious as the title implies.
     
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    Bruce Lee's Fighting Method: The Complete Edition Bruce Lee
     
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    Briefly, so as not to divert the thread, this is a long standing theory. The book makes a strong case that in hunter-gatherer cultures and several others, the most protective environment is one where paternity is uncertain or even believed to be a contribution of multiple males. Males in these societies assume a collective parental role for all children with maximal protection and nurturing of all the women and children.
     
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    I started reading Daniel C. Dennett's Breaking the Spell and he has referenced Guns, Germs, and Steel a few times. I think that may be next on my reading list.
     
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    The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations and the Public- Lynn Stout. Should be required reading in all business management classes.
     
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    Stopped at the library today and checked out Guns, Germs, and Steel. Looks to be a very interesting read.
     

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