posted on Aug, 11 2006 @ 02:42 PM
The biggest impacts on my life so far are from the following books:
1. Our stolen future, by Theo Colborn et.al. Dr. Colborn is Senior Scientist at the World Wildlife fund. For more info and follow-up on the science
findings (on the downside of using plastics) since the book first was published, look online:
I recently received an e-mail from the Association for Computing Machinery decrying the almost complete lack of teaching about the scientific method
in American colleges in recent years. Well, this book walks us completely through thie writer's use of the scientific method to discover a topic,
develop a hypothesis, test it out over many years, the whole thing. I really would not be surprised to hear that Theo Colborn is someday nominated
for the Nobel Prize.
2. White privilege -- essential readings on the other side of racism, edited by Paula Rothenberg. Reading this was a jawdropping experience for this
3. Aama in America--a pilgrimage of the heart, by Broughton Coburn. A lifelong resident of a Nepalese village, a 94-year-young woman accompanies her
adopted son (Peace Corp volunteer Broughton Coburn) on a journey through North America. Noting that for Americans, "machines are your gods", Aama
later asked, "Why do Americans treat strangers like family and treat their families like strangers?" Wow!