New PDF release: A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams

By Michael Pollan

ISBN-10: 1440655642

ISBN-13: 9781440655647

Michael Pollan's unequalled skill to attract strains of connection among our daily experiences--whether consuming, gardening, or building--and the flora and fauna has been the root for the preferred good fortune of his many works of nonfiction, together with the genre-defining bestsellers The Omnivore's Dilemma and In safety of Food. With this up to date variation of his prior ebook A position of My Own, readers can revisit the encouraged, clever, and sometimes hilarious tale of Pollan's awareness of a room of his own--a small, wood hut, his "shelter for daydreams"--built together with his admittedly unhandy arms. encouraged via either Thoreau and Mr. Blandings, A position of My Own not just works to show the heritage and that means of all human construction, it additionally marks the connections among bodies, our minds, and the wildlife.

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They persecuted the Jews for not accepting Jesus. They persecuted the Jews for encouraging Romans to arrest Jesus. But they couldn’t criticize the Romans for killing Jesus since Romans kept good records (and might eventually become Christians). And finally, in desperation, they wrote Revelations to show that on Judgment Day, all those who had rejected Jesus would be Unchosen and greatly punished. To summarize that outcome in modern terms, God has prepared eternal rewards for the faithful who ignore or deny the scientific findings that make our technological civilization possible.

Of course, it was never made clear how one illogical and hateful hypothesis the Christian God (one of whose clever redesigns - reported in Revelations was hordes of locusts that stung like scorpions and caused such great pain for five months that men wished they were dead) could force another purely evil hypothesis (the Christian Devil, over whom God had no apparent control) to reliably deliver God’s unjust punishments. Indeed, one might logically expect the Devil to run a pleasant two-step ice cream parlor/coffee shop program for sinners, and to otherwise interfere with God’s planned punishments wherever possible.

When, among other things, they impeached our elected President for denying an extramarital affair. Not surprisingly, these efforts turned farcical as they sought a presumably sinless Republican leader to cast the first stone. On Biblical Truths and Other Oxymorons It is unwise to allow a camel’s nose inside of your tent as the rest of that smelly beast is sure to follow. It is a mistake to feed wild bears as they may consider you part of their picnic. And it is a grievous error to politely tolerate the scientifically discredited ideas of creationists just because those ideas closely resemble reassuring religious myths inherited by a great many rational people.

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