Thursday, August 24, 2006

Latest Reading

Just finished Richard Dawkins' River out of Eden, and have started Intelligent Thought, a series of essays in favor of evolution and against Intelligent Design.

I've been reading quite a bit about evolution lately; particularly the works of Dawkins. I'm going to start tackling Gould soon, but I find his writing a bit cumbersome so I've been putting it off for a while. Gould should provide a different perspective as he was a paleontologist, whereas Dawkins is a biologist (ethologist, actually). I also recently purchased Darwin's Dangerous Idea, by Daniel C. Dennett, who is a philosopher and not a scientist, for yet another perspective.

I'm not limiting my reading to evolution, however, as I also picked up a book on the diaries of Lewis and Clark, and another about the history of Christianity, which has been another of my recent interests. I am currently reading David McCullough's excellent John Adams as well.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog! This is the second incarnation of my blog on Blogger.com. Unfortunately, I had to abandon the previous one as my work took up too much of my time. With a new job with shorter hours I should be able to update this blog quite frequently. Please check back often as I plan on writing about a variety of interesting topics.