Sunday, December 27, 2009

Grow wise along with me - The best is yet to be.

Grow old along with me. The best is yet to be...
 Robert Browning.

I heard that phrase recently at a 60th anniversary party and well, what a crock of bulls--t. Maybe the best is yet to come for newleds, but for 80 year olds? I don't think so.

But it does have a nice ring to it. So I adapted that slightly and turned it into the theme for this new blog.

This blog is intended to be a virtual book club. I won't limit it to books about skepticism but I imagine there will be plenty of that.
Here's what I plan on doing. As I get a hold of what ever books come my way, I'll be posting them in the side-bar. And I invite you to try to get a hold of the same book or one on a similar topic. The book will almost always be a popular book that is readily available at your public library. Several weeks after the book is posted in the side bar, I plan to post about it. The more people who read it, the better conversation we can have about it. Capiche?

The first book which I've already started reading is Richard Dawkins: The Greatest Show on Earth. It promises to demonstrate the evidence of evolution. I'm around 80 pages in and so far the book has not lived up to it's stated premise. It starts off by discussing what is meant by theory and spends a lot of time discussusing what he demonstrates as a smooth transition between natural and artifical selection but it's not yet to the point where I would call anything evidence. But I fully expect him to deliver the goods and we can discuss it when I'm finished reading it.

We'll chat later.

Guest posts are appreciated! Just give the club several weeks notice of your intended book.

The song below is dedicated to the Baal Habuste.