I love this series. These lectures are mind blowing and enthralling to one who does not already have knowledge of American history.
Best purchase I've made on Audible.
The performance was alright, certainly not the worst party of the book.
The author seeks to go out of her way to vilify Trans people, and it was quite hurtful to listen to. I tried hard to give her the benefit of the doubt and be understanding of her situation, but this book paints the portrait of a horrible self centered woman with a profound lack of empathy too caught up in her own suffering to consider what others around her are going through.
She spends the entire book criticising Tracey for making what is in many cases a life or death choice without the smallest respect of even using her preferred pronouns, then ends the book talking about how much she likes sex with her new man. I'm sincerely glad the author feels like she grew through all this, but the the author's selfishness is just disgusting.
Maybe I'll calm down after a few days, but this was the worst trite I've ever wasted my time listening to.
Maybe, it got its point across very well so I'm likely to move on to harder books.
Wolfson mentions that basically all of special relativity is derived based on the theory that the speed of light is always the same and everything else follows from that. It's really a staggering thought that a single premise as such would affect how time works.
Burden of proof.
Probably the chapter I like most was the one about climbing Mount Improbable. I've never heard someone explain why the burden of proof regarding God should not ever be placed at the feel of people who don't believe, and that I will never forget.
No, I need to be in the right mood to listen to Dawkins (the mood to pay attention and think).
Dawkins is too smart for me. I have a hard time following what he's saying sometimes which I suspect is just that I'm not smart enough, though I think this is partially the occasional switching of voices for quotations throwing me off.
Only if they're a fan of Penn & Teller, and in particular Penn.
Still can't tell what the point of the novel is, but more stories and more rambling was still entertaining to listen to. Sorta like listening to a friend's stories.
Probably would listen again in a few years. I'm a fan of Penn & Teller and quite enjoy listening to Penn rambling.
I couldn't really discern what the overall point was, if there is one.
If you like Penn & Teller you might enjoy this. Try listening to an episode of his podcast first maybe, as it's just about as rambly as this is.
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