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IpseDixit wrote:- Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond. In this book the author (a biologist) - using a highly interdisciplinary approach - tries to prove that the reason Europeans took over the world and had a very advanced technology in comparison with other peoples' has nothing to do with race. I'm still at the very beginning so I don't have much to comment on.
Yasna wrote:I read the book, and while he makes some good arguments, he doesn't approach the issue in a scientific manner. If I recall correctly, he saw a group of Papuans doing some complicated tasks, and decided then and there that race was irrelevant to a population's success. And the rest of the book was him confirming this bias.
TheStrayCat wrote:12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson.
Lutrinae wrote:@france-eesti I've read the Alchemist like 15 years ago and I absolutely didn't like it, while everyone I know did. Maybe I should try in Portuguese ^^
Lutrinae wrote:I've read the Alchemist like 15 years ago and I absolutely didn't like it, while everyone I know did. Maybe I should try in Portuguese ^^
france-eesti wrote:Currently reading "As valquirías" in Portuguese (Paulo Coelho). Reminds me of "O Alquimista" because it takes place in the desert, and "O Zahir" too... Not my favourite book so far by Coelho but I'll carry on, not just because my Portuguese needs emergency refreshing, but also because I'd like to make sure I don't like Paulo Coelho anymore
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