Friday Atheist Friendly Fiction (5)

Posted: November 14, 2009 in atheism, atheist friendly fiction, books
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Today, we’ll be gushing over Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum!

Personally, I believe we don’t really have to gush that much, because Foucault’s Pendulum is something every sceptic should read, and love, and then read again, and are there seriously people who haven’t yet?

No, I didn’t think so.

Anyway, FTW!contents include: historical geekery, conspiracy theories, people making up conspiracy theories for moniez having the theories backfire in their general direction, metatextuality, pro-scepticism, rationalism, good writing, and even an interesting plot, and much much moar.

There are also  Eco’s articles, my personal favourites being: the one about fascism (which I like to re-read from time to time) here, and the one about culture, diversity, and stuff here.

  1. Ausir says:

    This is entirely unrelated to your post, but your blog felt like a good place to post it anyway:

    The present tense includes the past and future tenses. The singular includes the plural, and the plural includes the singular. “All” means “any and all”; “any” means “any and all.” “Including” means “including but not limited to.” “And” and “or” encompasses both “and” and “or.” Words in the masculine, feminine, or neuter form shall include each of the other genders.

    BTW, I haven’t read Foucalt’s Pendulum yet. Does that nullify all the good things about me from the previous post?

  2. Does this stuff has to do with law? Well, either that or an universal grammar :P

    No, it doesn’t. What would is: “I haven’t read that communist fascist scum, and btw, he’s a faggot”. Also, you might read it now, because I reminded you that you hadn’t yet, and ZOMD HOW CAN YOU NOT READ IT SO GOOOOD :)

  3. pillowscrapbook says:

    thanks for the link with Eco’s articles :) I’ve read some in high school, but I’ve forgotten how much I enjoyed his style

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