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What’s everyone reading?

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Grays_1890, 14 Jun 2020.

  1. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Ian Walker

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    One of the nice things about the book is it can stimulate your own thoughts. His conclusions are not concrete 'science'. All history is a narrative, and it can be told in different ways. The things he brings up are fascinating, mixing biology and history, but you can question his conclusions and come to your own.

    It is great book, I need to finish it.
     
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  2. StephenH

    StephenH Colin Calderwood

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    sounds good ill give that a go.
    Audible here I come.


    Sadly that they are all abridged versions.
     
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  3. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Gudni Bergsson

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    Everyone has to be agnostic right. You can't really prove how we originated so on that you just are agnostic. The rest is interesting. The concept of a creator, interfering or not. The good creator. The controlling and punishing one or the merciful one. All of this. And then the science of spirituality itself. Can you find peace and purpose without organised religion? Of course you can. It's all a great area to reflect on.
     
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  4. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    For you Sapiens readers this is meant to be really good too

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  6. Rorschach

    Rorschach George Hunt

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    This is on my list (I need a bit of positivity). He references this event in the book I believe - a real lord of the flies story but with quite a different narrative to Golding.
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2...-when-six-boys-were-shipwrecked-for-15-months

    I've not long finished his book Utopia for Realists. It's an easy read actually and focuses on UBI, shorter working weeks, and borders among other topics. All pertinent to the time we find ourselves in.
     
  7. Parklaner81

    Parklaner81 Steve Hodge

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    You'll lure gutterboy back yet...
     
  8. Rorschach

    Rorschach George Hunt

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    I bet he's a lurker anyway ;)
     
  9. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Frederic Kanoute

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    Have you read E F Schumacher - Small is beautiful?
     
  10. Rorschach

    Rorschach George Hunt

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    I have not. I'll look at it.
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Frederic Kanoute

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    It critiques western economics and so much resonates today but remarkably first published in 1973
     
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    Kandi1977 Dimitar Berbatov

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    I read this forum. Give me Equal amounts of laughing and blood boiling.
     
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  13. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Michael Carrick

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    Im totally non religious but I love reading about it, love reading about the evolvement of belief in people and if it’s peace of mind or true belief in the actual Adam and Eve side
     
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    Rorschach George Hunt

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    Sounds interesting. I'll check it out.
     
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    Mr_B Jose Dominguez

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    fascinating read, especially with whats been going on in last few weeks

     
  16. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    This is exceptionally funny

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  17. StephenH

    StephenH Colin Calderwood

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    Just finished Dissolution by CJ Sansom.
    very good.

    next?

    Will end up reading the series but I would like not just read the same genre/series one after another which is my normal habit.
     
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    galeforce Ricky Villa

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    I'm halfway through this, very enjoyable.

     
  19. StephenH

    StephenH Colin Calderwood

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    Ta
    I use audiobooks and it's not out.
    I will keep an eye out.
     
  20. Robbo

    Robbo Nick Barmby

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    Recently finished this one:

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    It was a very fascinating read - a page turner about maths and finance, and the life and career of Jim Simons.

    From Amazon:

    "After a legendary career as a mathematician and a stint breaking Soviet codes, [Jim] Simons set out to conquer financial markets with a radical approach. Simons hired physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists - most of whom knew little about finance - to amass piles of data and build algorithms hunting for the deeply hidden patterns in global markets. Experts scoffed, but Simons and his colleagues became some of the richest in the world, their strategy of creating mathematical models and crunching data embraced by almost every industry today."
     

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