Michael 100


  • An electronic copy of Ibn Warraq’s book can be found at

  • Ujin007  #57:  I too hope you will continue to share your thoughts with us.

    You say that you believe that “this world” (I assume you mean the cosmos, not simply the planet earth) was created and that every […]

  • Michael 100 commented on the post, BOOK CLUB 3 days, 23 hours ago

    An American Sickness, How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back, by Elisabeth Rosenthal.

    If you want to understand the American healthcare system, this is the book to read.  Rosenthal is […]

  • I just saw a youtube interview of Professor Dawkins by a very intelligent young man, Alex O’Connor.  The interview lasts about 45 minutes.  It was obvious that Professor Dawkins and Mr. O’Connor have a great deal […]

  • Yildiray Pat #74  I think Maria Menlo #75 gave a concise answer.  These are my thoughts, as Phil said FWIW:

    I just did a google search, asking: “what is energy?” and found this at https […]

  • Alan4discussion #2
    If anyone needs confirmation about what you are saying, I would point them to what Christopher Hitchens said on this subject.  For example:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RSjvQYdVTQ 
     

  • Dennis and Cairsley, I join what both of you are saying.  Don’t you think the solution to both population explosion and global poverty is found first and foremost most in the empowerment of women?  How many tim […]

  • Michael 100 commented on the post, BOOK CLUB 2 months ago

    Thanks Cairsley. In my opinion, Carrier puts the last nail in the coffin of Christianity— it pure myth without so much as a scintilla of historic truth. I’m interested in knowing if Carrier’s scholarship is as ac […]

  • Aroundtown #2 and Stephen of Wimbledon #3:  If you haven’t already read it, I recommend Steven Pinker’s book Enlightenment Now, The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.  Chapter 7 deals with overp […]

  • This is about three books: Dialogue with Death: The Journal of a Prisoner of the Fascists in the Spanish Civil War by Arthur Koestler; Scum of the Earth, also by Koestler, and The Oppermanns by Lion Feuchtwanger […]

  • Michael 100 commented on the post, BOOK CLUB 3 months, 1 week ago

    I just found an electronic copy of Feuchtwanger’s book: https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.167214

  • Michael 100 commented on the post, BOOK CLUB 3 months, 1 week ago

    Marco, that’s a great lead. Did you, by chance, find an electronic version?  I can find it in audio format and print, but not electronic – which is my first choice. Right now, I’m reading Koestler’s Dialog […]

  • Michael 100 commented on the post, BOOK CLUB 3 months, 1 week ago

    God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion, by Victor J. Stenger
     
    This is the second book I’ve read by Dr. Stenger, see #34 above.  This one has a forward written by Dan Barker. The […]

  • Even in their own time, revolutionaries such as Luxembourg were not accepted by a majority of the workers, they could never win an election— even in Russia after the fall of the tsar.  This is a point Bertrand Ru […]

  • Vicki:  Yesterday, thinking about these questions, I looked around a bit and found there was a debate among the revolutionaries on this very subject (if there was one thing they were good at, it was debating […]

  • We too have some co-ops and “employee owned” businesses in the area of the U.S., where I live.  For example, I often shop at an employee owned grocery store chain that is located in several midwestern state […]

  • Vicki #83. Great question!  My answer is based on my memory so if there is someone with better information, I will quickly stand corrected. 

    The communists were of the opinion that the means of production and n […]

  • BOLSHEVISM: PRACTICE AND THEORY, by BERTRAND RUSSELL

    In #81 I discussed Part one of the book entitled The Present Condition of Russia.  Part two is entitled Bolshevik Theory and is written in seven chapters.  […]

  • Olgun #26, extremely frustrating, to be sure.  The Brexiters, like those who supported Trump in 2016, think they sound intelligent, but as in the video you posted, their ideas don’t withstand even a minimum of sc […]

  • BOLSHEVISM: PRACTICE AND THEORY, by BERTRAND RUSSELL

    “THE Russian Revolution is one of the great heroic events of the world’s history,” is the opening line of the preface to this work, written after a visit to […]

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