Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Sam Harris Tries Rhetoric
While few scientists living in the West now fear torture or death at the hands of religious fanatics...Few? How about none? Neither the wicked Catholics nor the knuckle dragging, southern, creationist, born again types have even tried to harm a scientist for his or her criticism of religion in over two centuries. maybe three. Few? You wanker. Christians are the favorite target of the atheist science type for ridicule. They can never be goaded to violence for mere criticism or even mockery. Kind of the antithesis of the Muslims.
Labels: Sam Harris; The Moral Landscape
If not, I have a few suggestions for you.
Have you read "The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors" by James Hornfischer? It may be one of my top five history books of all time.
He's got a new one out about the U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal, titled "Neptune's Inferno." I just picked it up at my library & can't wait to get to it.
Another good one is "Agent Zigzag" by Ben McIntyre. About a double- (triple-?) agent during WWII.
Finally (at least for today), I've been recommended (by people I respect in such things) but have not yet read, a book titled "Black May" by Michael Gannon, about the allies v. U-boats in the North Atlantic. If you get it first, let me know if you like it.