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Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilisation
Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilisation | Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Bringing his cosmic perspective to civilization on Earth, Neil deGrasse Tyson, bestselling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our timewar, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender, race, and tribalismin a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all.
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quirkyreader
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This one will knock your socks off. Dig the “Starry Night” waistcoat in this photo. Here is the link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4795428944?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

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Tyson examines earth as an alien might and gives a broader perspective on recent historical events and trends. I liked how he broke down some things like vegetarianism and eye witness evidence, but the majority of the book hasn‘t had sticking power in my brain just a day later. I like that thinks the world would be better if more scientists were leaders. He wants more rationality, and I have to agree with that.

Cinfhen Interesting but ultimately not something I‘m going to pick up 3d
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quirkyreader
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This book will knock your socks off. It keeps getting better as I read it.

I don‘t know if I mentioned this before, I won it as a goodreads giveaway. Thank you Henry Holt and Company @bookbrag and Macmillan Publishing Group.

Megabooks I‘m on the list at the library. Great to know! 1w
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137/150 Neil deGrasse Tyson is an amazingly intelligent man, and an excellent speaker, making complex ideas easy to understand and digest. Mixing philosophy and science, Tyson describes how an alien species might view humans, with all our idiosyncrasies and contradictions. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Tyson surprised me with his insight into society and the human condition. Some of his views I don't necessarily agree with, and of course he shines brightest when the topic is science, especially astrophysics, but I found the book rather thought provoking. I paused more than once to contemplate what I just read.

#starrymessenger #ARC #AwesomeAugustReadathon - one goal met
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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4mo
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SleepyDragon
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"For most dogs, each day matters. Humans live approximately seven times longer than dogs. ... Maybe that's why they make every day count."

#dogsofLitsy #StarryMessenger #ARC

Bklover ❤️🐶❤️🐕❤️🐩❤️🦮 4mo
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"Perhaps they all achieved, not despite their disability but because of it.

#starrymessenger #ARC

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SleepyDragon
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Sometimes I only find out it was a themed day when I log reading into #Beanstack. 🙃

I'm about 70% through the tagged book according to Goodreads, but that isn't accurate because the page count of this #ARC includes the Notes section, which I'm reading simultaneously, and the nonexistent index. I'm stopping here to digest what I just read, and will try to finish it tomorrow.

#AwesomeAugustReadathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4mo
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SleepyDragon
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"The blunt truth of human existence is that our three sources of energy - protein, carbohydrates, and fat - all come from killing and eating other forms of life in our ecosystem."

#starrymessenger #ARC #NdGT

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SleepyDragon
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"With that access comes unlimited space-borne resources, rendering an entire category of human conflict onsolete."

So that's how they ended earth based war in Star Trek. Lol

#StarryMessenger #ARC #NdGT

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SleepyDragon
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"Arguing more loudly or strenuously or more articulately than your opponent simply reveals how annoying and obstinate you are."

Yup.

#StarryMessenger #ARC #NdGT

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SleepyDragon
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Really trying to read today, but so much going on. Extended family drama, immediate family drama, forgot to charge my tablet/ereader, and had to take my FIL's dog for xrays bc she might have a bladder tumor. That didn't take as long as I thought and I only got to read a few pages while waiting at the animal hospital. Logged it in, anyway.

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SleepyDragon
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"When people disagree in our complex world of politics, religion, and culture, the causes are simple, even if the resolutions are not."

#StarryMessenger #ARC #FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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SleepyDragon
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When the game your kid is playing is a expression of the concept of "cosmic perspective,"the subject of the book currently in your hand... There's a part in which you pick up all the countries on Earth, and if you succeed the message is "Finally, no more borders." #Katamari #StarryMessenger #ARC

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SleepyDragon
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"I write about these futures so that you know to avoid them."

#RayBradbury #NdGT #StarryMessenger #ARC #GoodreadsGiveaway

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SleepyDragon
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Quoted in the first chapter. I think I like where this is going. #ARC #GoodreadsGiveaway

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SleepyDragon
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Fairy Stitch approves! I actually won a Goodreads Giveaway, and just started reading this new ARC by NdGT, due out Sept 20th. #ARC #starrymessenger #HenryHoltBooks #GoodreadsGiveaway

How do we request they fix the typo in the title of the tagged book, though? #facepalm

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