National Library Mural

Details from the National Library mural, "Te wehenga o Rangi rāua ko Papa", by Te Whānau-ā-Apanui artist Cliff Whiting.

Free Scott Adams book

Image hosted by Photobucket.comScott, writer/drawer-er of Dilbert, is giving away one orf his non-Dilbert books, God's Debris. All it takes is one click and you've got the book in PDF format.

If you need to actually know what the book is about and not just get it because it's free like myself then:

Imagine that you meet a very old man who—you eventually realize—knows literally everything. Imagine that he explains for you the great mysteries of life—quantum physics, evolution, God, gravity, light, psychic phenomenon, and probability—in a way so simple, so novel, and so compelling that it all fits together and makes perfect sense. What does it feel like to suddenly understand everything? God's Debris isn’t the final answer to the Big Questions. But it might be the most compelling vision of reality you will ever read. The thought experiment is this: Try to figure out what’s wrong with the old man’s explanation of reality. Share the book with your smart friends then discuss it later while enjoying a beverage.

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How did I know about this? from the wonderfull DNRC email I recieve - sign-up for yours. And if youy want convincing of that as well, here's a snippet from the TRUE TALES OF INDUHVIDUALS section:

One of my co-workers (who is originally from Arkansas, just FYI) told me one day that he knew for a fact that sex feels better for women than it does for men. I asked, "How do you figure that?" His reply was (and I am not making this up!), "Because when you put your finger in your ear and wiggle it around, it feels better to your ear than it does to your finger."