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crazydoggers · 2021-05-22 · Original thread
I came back to check on comments here.

I cannot believe how poor most of these comments are. It’s unbelievable.

HN used to be a place where educated, well though out discussions occurred.

Now there’s barely an ounce of critical thought.

It’s horrible and sad.

Why? I can only surmise. HN perhaps has gotten more popular, more cool, so has had in influx of more people?

Either that or I’m getting older and the newer generation has lost even more critical thought ability than I’d imagined.

Seriously I cannot believe that almost all comments here are conspiracy minded comments arguing against an article that is simply clear and critical thinking.

I beg and implore anyone reading this to read the following book. Even if one person does and learns better critical thinking abilities, it’d be a win.

For the time being, I feel like I need to step away from HN comments altogether. It ends up being the most depressing part of my day.

idleworx · 2012-12-26 · Original thread
I'm going to add mine for 2012 too Carl Sagan's "The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark"

27182818284 · 2012-10-22 · Original thread

(Also, for fun, I have tried actively seeking them out by staying in places that are on top ten lists for hauntings. In some cases I've gotten to spend the night thanks to cash bribes. Unlike TV, you know what happens in a really "haunted" place with no electricity? Boredom and darkness. Mostly darkness. )

dedalus · 2010-10-03 · Original thread
People nicely covered it here. A few other additions:

(a) Why is Sex Fun ( covers the history of human sexuality

(b) The Prophet:

(c) Demon Haunted World by Sagan is a nice place to explain the method of science

(d) Sleepwalkers ( gives you an idea of how we humans,err,sidetrack and ultimately come to explaining the universe

That should be enough for this summer

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