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    Thanks on the quote, most I have saved since 'autoexec.bat' started your PC, but I didn't confirm that one. Notify the site if you are concerned. I will footnote: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/snare-drummed/


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    For the serious person puzzled by human behavior see the books above on Human Nature by Wilson and the Prehistory book. And if you have ever wondered at why you are who you are, see book and video below. And get a DNA test, it is fascinating stuff.

    Another book to read: 'Robert Plomin on Blueprint: how our DNA makes us who we are'

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    One writer I missed in the list above is Robyn M. Dawes' 'House of cards : psychology and psychotherapy built on myth'. Fascinating read on a topic that enters the lives of so many families.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...ouse_of_cards_

    Also check out 'Rational Choice in an Uncertain World: The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making' Reid Hasti / Robyn M. Dawes. If that topic is of interest.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...ncertain_World

    And humor is a must if we are to remain human. I liked George Saunders' early stuff but later work seems strained. Saw this today, Sam Lipsyte, 'Hark' may check it out. Kurt Vonnegut is still funny and readable too. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40538674-hark

    I love books on life and work different from ours, may check this out, Doug Bock Clark, 'The Last Whalers'.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...e-last-whalers

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    Another piece on quotes, I decided to post some of my favorites, mostly short quotations. Enjoy.


    http://midcan5.blogspot.com/2019/02/...quotes-in.html



    "Quotes are the mental furniture of my life. From certain angles my inner landscape resembles a gallery hung with half-recalled citations, the rags and tag-ends of a lifetime of reading and listening." Geoffrey O’Brien
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    Quote Originally Posted by midcan5 View Post
    Some suggestions for reading in the new year, please be aware should you accept the challenge of reading a few of the books listed below you will be changed. Proceed with caution. Great Holiday gifts too for the thoughtful reader.

    “One must be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” Cassandra Clare

    Alpha order. Various topics.

    'Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle' by Daniel L. Everett
    'Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis' by J. D. Vance
    'Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain' David Eagleman
    'Merchants of Doubt' by Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. M. Conway
    'On Human Nature' by Edward O. Wilson
    'On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century' by Timothy Snyder
    'One of Us: The Story of a Massacre in Norway - and Its Aftermath' by Seierstad, Åsne and Sarah Death
    'Paul Farmer: Servant to the Poor' by Jennie Weiss Block
    'Prehistory: The Making Of The Human Mind' by Colin Renfrew
    'The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark' Carl Sagan
    'The Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century' by Peter Watson
    'The Rhetoric of Reaction: Perversity, Futility, Jeopardy' Albert O. Hirschman
    'The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science' by Will Storr
    'Voltaire's Bas-tards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West' John Ralston Saul
    'World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech' by Franklin Foer
    'Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance' By Robert Pirsig

    Check Goodreads for reviews, many of the books are challenging and they will change you and change the way you see. Best of luck.

    "The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading." David Bailey
    So...

    ...is they principle villain in the "Unpersuadables" book those lying jerks who keep telling us that we are all going to die, in the next decade, because cows fart?
    Freedom Requires Obstinance.

    We the People DID NOT vote in a majority Rodent Congress, they stole it via election fraud.

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