Started by zeebo, May 14, 2014, 11:29:02 PM
Quote from: wotr1 on May 15, 2014, 11:31:54 PMDoes this mean that so long as somebody has read the entire bible, koran, or book of mormon that you are cool with them preaching at you/
Quote from: McPhallus on May 16, 2014, 09:15:04 AMI wonder how painful it would be to attempt reading one of Noory's books.
Quote from: bigchucka on May 16, 2014, 11:50:09 AMShouldn't be too bad. Bill Birnes probably was the actual writer.
Quote from: ItsOver on May 15, 2014, 03:20:27 PM"Differential Equations." I get a headache just thinking about it.
Quote from: McPhallus on May 16, 2014, 12:33:21 PMI must've been thinking of this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/reviews/B005SNODQ6/ref=mw_dp_crI don't mind Bill, but the reviews on Jerker in the Light are pretty bad.
Quote from: Unscreened Caller on May 17, 2014, 05:41:16 AMHa ha! How about the sequel "Partial Differential Equations"? Truly migraine inducing
Quote from: ksm32 on May 19, 2014, 11:29:03 PMDUNE! 1st book.If you read it when you're 16 it's great. Actually I still like it
Quote from: Jackstar on May 20, 2014, 01:45:45 AMDune is one of the most exquisite novels produced in its time.The spice is oil. Get it?
Quote from: MV on May 20, 2014, 01:46:34 PM
Quote from: zeebo on May 14, 2014, 11:29:02 PMMaybe they're good books but were just too long, or complicated, or dense, or weird. Here's mine:Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas PynchonFoucault's Pendulum - Umberto EcoInfinite Jest - David Foster WallaceDhalgren - Samuel DelanyThe Silmarillion - J.R.R. TolkienThe Waves - Virginia WoolfGodel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid - Douglas Hofstadter
Quote from: George Drooly on May 27, 2014, 06:28:07 AMJackstar
Quote from: albrecht on May 20, 2014, 02:51:06 PMJust picked up David Icke's latest "The Perception Deception" from the library after listening to the Jimmy Church interview. Almost gave me a hernia picking it up- being 914pages long on cheap Indian paper plus an appendix on the Boston bombings and ads for various healers and consultants in the back. Wow. Don't think I'm going to do anything with but read a few sections....and I thought "Behold a Pale Horse" could just about include every conspiracy theory known to man. Icke has just thrown down a gauntlet. Every conspiracy PLUS just about every woo-woo New Age concept.
Quote from: WildCard on June 04, 2014, 03:26:31 PMThe first book to kick my butt was, "Being and Nothingness" by Sarte. His sentences are fifty words long....
Quote from: The General on June 04, 2014, 04:15:36 PMThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon.I got through it, but damn. I was a fractured man for weeks.
Quote from: zeebo on June 04, 2014, 04:55:02 PMI've heard that Hegel is up there as well on the philosophy difficulty level, although I have not tried myself. Here's a random excerpt of his Philosophy of Mind that I pulled for kicks.To comprehend a thing means in the language of practical intelligence to be able to trace the series of means intervening between a phenomenon and some other existence on which it depends,â€"to discover what is called the ordinary course of nature, in compliance with the laws and relations of the intellect, e.g. causality, reasons, etc. The purely sensitive life, on the contrary, even when it retains that mere nominal consciousness, as in the morbid state alluded to, is just this form of immediacy, without any distinctions between subjective and objective, between intelligent personality and objective world, and without the aforementioned finite ties between them. Hence to understand this intimate conjunction, which, though all-embracing, is without any definite points of attachment, is impossible, so long as we assume independent personalities, independent one of another and of the objective world which is their contentâ€"so long as we assume the absolute spatial and material externality of one part of being to another.