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Thoughts on Star Wars

The new movies will inevitably disappoint fanboys. The original trilogy filled a niche, that now filled no longer exists. That niche is classic. Classics is a cultural reference that binds a group together because all know it. Quote famous lines … Continue reading

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Napoleon: A Life :: A Book Review

Rating: Enthralling For some reason Napoleon reminded me of Joseph Smith. My mind coughed up a reason but I’m not convinced they are the real ones and not just stuff it came up with after the fact to justify itself. … Continue reading

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Review: A Sea of Skulls

Rating: A wargamers fantasy anthology Pros: Interesting Society, Tactics, and fantasy tech. Cons: Very divergent viewpoints. Yes this is common for fantasy novels but in this case the characters aren’t even involved in the same struggle. Even Fire and Ice … Continue reading

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Review: War and Peace

Rating: Sprawling but surprisingly parochial War and Peace strikes me as several different things wrapped up in one. I’ll review each in turn. A romance novel a la Jane Austen. Less witty (perhaps a translation thing?) and with characters that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Iron Kingdom

Review of Iron Kingdom Rating: Recommended if interested in the topic 1. We are all Prussians now. 2. What Ifs 3. Ending – basically Junker support of Hitler, and dissolution 4. Thoughts on Prusso-German Military Superiority. We are all Prussian … Continue reading

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Fructose

HFCS is the devil, the cause of the obesity epidemic? Not so fast according to Guyanet Stephen. Fructose is good if you are not overeating but turns ugly when you do overeat. FYI half of sugar is fructose, the other half … Continue reading

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The Problem of Consciousness

Consciousness clearly arises from the physical structures and activities of the brain, but how and why are something of a mystery. We can feel, but why do we do so rather than just act? Apparently physics has something of a … Continue reading

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