Friday, March 22, 2013

Preoccupied

I've been trying to catch up on some reading lately, so you haven't really heard from me. Here are a few I have been working on. Go ahead and look and see if anything piques your curiosity:



The Defense of Jisr Al-Doreaa















The Genesis of Science













Drawing out Dragons













Master-Mind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

4 comments:

Dale Sickels said...

That Science of Genesis looks interesting. I just read one called A Biblical Case for an Old Earth. It was certainly a different take one Genesis that I have, but it had some valuable and supportable points. What is the premise of that one?

Dale Sickels said...

Ha ha. Never mind! I book that read title wrong.

James T. Allerton said...

Pay attention Sickels.

It is actually quite interesting. It addresses the idea that the "Dark Ages" were a time when science was non -existent and everyone wandered around being superstitious ninnies...probably because of the Church or homophobia or something like that.

James T. Allerton said...

As a reviewer put it:
"Historians now utterly reject the idea that science and religion have been locked in a great conflict throughout history. The Genesis of Science shows how the Church supported but also set boundaries for science in the Middle Ages. Many of the most significant contributors to medieval science became bishops or cardinals. Many people today still believe that heavy objects fall faster than light ones and that vacuums suck. In The Genesis of Science, you will not only learn the truth about physics, but also how medieval scholars overturned the false wisdom of ancient Greece to lay the foundations of modern science. "