Monday, March 26, 2007

Back from Spring Break

Audrey and I got back to school yesterday afternoon and found it to be a nice 72 degrees downtown. We walked around for a while, looked all around a mall, and ended up in a Waldenbooks store where I found an interesting book Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I read the first few chapters and would love to finish it up one of these days. The author does a good job of taking complicated scientific concepts and writes in a way that is interesting to the average person. I couldn't help but note the author's cheap shots at "foolish" things like intelligent design. The merits of I.D. aside, at the very least the cheap shots were a strike against the perception of purely scientific, rationalistic neutrality. Think not I am what I appear, eh? ;)

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