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OftenBen  ·  184 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 5, 2019

Taking a breather from The Age of Faith by reading Hawking. I am really coming to love Durant but man if i don't hate the age of faith something fierce.

Starting with The Universe in a Nutshell because the library didn't have A Brief History of Time.

Maybe some day soon my LTD will be approved and the insurance-hired PI can stop stalking me to make sure I'm not schlepping down to Walmart 25 hours a week while trying to claim disability.





kleinbl00  ·  184 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Age of Faith was hard. We learn it as "the Dark Ages" not because nothing happened, but because it all amounted to nothing.

The rest of them are easier to get through, at least until you hit Rousseau and Revolution. The Durants fuckin' loved the French and seeing the apologia for Robspierre & Co was rough for me.

I didn't get a lot out of Hawking but I was born with a particle accelerator in my mouth so consider that situational. You might also like Tegmark's Our Mathematical Universe because it's a weird witch's brew of physics and metaphysics.