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Old 17th April 2012, 06:38 PM
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Default What are you reading AFTER the GAC?

Feel free to merge this with the before thread if you would prefer it.

So what is everyone excited about reading after the convention? I know some of you spent an absolute fortune at that bookstore, wish I had bought shares in them before .

Anything anyone is particularly excited about reading? I'm definitely going to be adding A.C Grayling, Peter Singer and Leslie Cannold to my list now.
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Old 17th April 2012, 06:50 PM
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I picked up Leslie Cannold "The Book of Rachael" at the Melbourne plane station on the way home - so far I'm really enjoying it
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Old 17th April 2012, 06:56 PM
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This - Freedom of Religion and the Secular State - Russell Blackford
I had a quick chat with Russell Blackford at the GAC about Sam Harris book on free will. He was a very nice chap.

I am going to probably read "A Universe from Nothing" when I have time.
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Old 17th April 2012, 07:10 PM
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Well I'm currently reading The Magic of Reality to my 5 year old.

I will be starting A Universe from Nothing when I have time and then going on to The Moral Landscape. I have read Sam's Free Will book before and my overall thought was that as Laurence Krauss said about Nothing I think it is more about redefining what free will is rather than saying it is an illusion (I hope that does not count as a spoiler). I'll say no more on the subject but am happy to discuss my thoughts/reasoning in a specific thread if anyone cares what I think.
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Old 17th April 2012, 07:11 PM
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Currently reading "the Quotable Hitchens" after the GAC.. The first of many books I have the pleasure of having to read.
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Old 17th April 2012, 08:20 PM
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Well I'm currently reading The Magic of Reality to my 5 year old.

I will be starting A Universe from Nothing when I have time and then going on to The Moral Landscape. I have read Sam's Free Will book before and my overall thought was that as Laurence Krauss said about Nothing I think it is more about redefining what free will is rather than saying it is an illusion (I hope that does not count as a spoiler). I'll say no more on the subject but am happy to discuss my thoughts/reasoning in a specific thread if anyone cares what I think.
Hmmm. I read an article of Harris's today, on his blog about his disagreement with Dennett on the issue of free will & *exactly* this thought occurred to me! I also meant to post a link to it in the thread where someone questioned the point of his meditation exercise at the GAC because it's pertinent (re: perception shift & how our perception impacts our interpretation of what free will is.). Very exciting! Just like Krauss!
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Old 17th April 2012, 08:34 PM
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I have a quite a few books to get through, since I went on a little book buying spree at the GAC. Unfortunately i have to weight till the uni commitments have eased of which will most likely mean that it will be after the exam period
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Old 18th April 2012, 10:27 AM
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This should be in the reading thread but it is GAC related.
Dennett/LaScola's paper on pastors who have lost religion that gave rise to the Clergy Project.
Slinky to pdf
I'm reading Dan's "Darwin's Dangerous Idea"
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I already have way too many books to read atm, so I'll be using this page to source new books.

I am keen to read The Moral Landscape, as I've been unable to go near any books as of late.
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Old 18th April 2012, 11:30 AM
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Last night I started Lawrence Krauss's biog of Richard Feynman "Quantum Man", which Loki most unexpectedly and very kindly bought me as a gift at the GAC because I had been saying the night before how I wanted to know more about Feynman.

I have made a pact with myself to ditch the fiction for a while and immerse myself in Real Stuff and I'm looking forward to it.

I should have bought The Moral Landscape but I'll go to Embiggen Books and get it there.

I'm also rather keen to get hold of a transcript of Leslie Cannold's GAC talk which I found fantastic and I want to have the references she made to why s.116 of our Constitution really means nothing and that Australia doesn't really have a separation of church and state at all.
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