Frivolous Monsters

Archive for the month “March, 2012”

Two Books That Changed The Way I Think – Number 02

I’ve already described how Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene left me less compassionate, but a second book that recently changed the way I view life, the universe, and everything is Jan Zalasiewicz’s The Earth After US – What Legacy Will Human’s Leave in the Rocks which was recommended to me by a friend who works for the British Geological Survey and thought I would find it interesting.

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Two Books That Changed The Way I Think – Number 01

Richard Dawkins’ 1976 book The Selfish Gene is one of two that has recently literally changed the way I think, how I feel, and about how I view life itself. It details how the genes in our body were created and how they evolved, but not for our benefit, but for their own purposes. It depressed me. Let me explain…

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The Great British Disaster

Ever since the Costa Concordia, and her party Captain, ran aground in Tuscany, and her sister ship the Costa Allegra lost all power in the pirate-infested Indian Ocean, I’ve been getting pretty worried about sitting here typing away in Costa Coffee as bad luck always comes in threes.

And, to borrow an opportune Jimmy Carr gag from 10 O’Clock Live last week:

“It would seem Costa ships are like buses… Not seaworthy.”

Which brings us all to mind, I am sure, of the famous Great British Disaster of 2011…

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