Econstudentlog

What I’ve been reading

…besides the stuff relating to the exams in January, that is:

a) Logan’s run, by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson.

The plot is intriguing and as a book to pass the time, it’s okay. However, I’d have liked to know a little more about Logan, and the setting is not very well described; we are told very little about society in general (my main objection probably is simply that the book is too short, which is not necessarily a bad thing).

b) Facts and Fancy, by Isaac Asimov.

An interesting book. It is important to add though, that it is as interesting as a historical document as it is as a non-fiction work about (among other things) cosmology: We know a lot more now than we did when this book was written. Some of the ideas I found most ‘shaky’ – those where it seemed quite obvious that Asimov was not on familiar territory – I also found quite interesting from a historical perspective, two examples being his informal treatment of the Fermi paradox (chapter 11) and the treatment of Kapp (chapter 14).

December 27, 2007 Posted by | books | Leave a comment

“God did it”

This post made me laugh.

Enjoy the (un)holi(/y)days!

December 25, 2007 Posted by | random stuff, religion | Leave a comment

Quote of the day

My feeling as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God’s truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was his fight for the world against the Jewish poison.

Adolf Hitler, from a speech he held in the spring of 1922.

The quote is from Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris.

December 10, 2007 Posted by | quotes, religion | Leave a comment

Traveller

Afsluttede sidste uge Traveller, af Richard Adams.

En god bog. Ikke hans bedste, men hvis man kan lide the Adamske univers, er den bestemt værd at tage et smut forbi.

Bogen fik mig til at overveje om ikke jeg burde læse lidt mere om den amerikanske borgerkrig. Hvis nogen læsere har et bud på et værk af en vis kvalitet, som har det meste med, vil jeg tage anbefalingen med i mine overvejelser.

December 8, 2007 Posted by | bøger | Leave a comment