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Currently reading

Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
Robert M. Pirsig
Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
Jean Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser
Leaven of Malice
Robertson Davies
The Salterton Trilogy
Robertson Davies
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics)
Theodor Fontane
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Cases And Materials On The Law Of Torts
Robert M. Solomon
Public Law : Cases Materials and Commentary
Philip Bryden, Craik, Neil, Craig Forcese, Forcese, Craig
A Property Law Reader
Bruce H. Ziff
Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution - Michael J. Behe Darwin's Black Box is Michael J. Behe's answer to evolution: irreducible complexity. I'm not going to summarize the book (mostly because I'm not a biochemist), but I found the chapter on blood clotting particularly intriguing. Again, I don't think I'm qualified to determine whether irreducible complexity is a hindrance to the theory of evolution, but it certainly was food for thought.

I know that many have disputed Behe's arguments (especially the mousetrap analogy), but in interviews, Behe seems quite capable of defending and even strengthening his claims.

Darwin's Black Box is an interesting read, especially for those who aren't completely convinced that evolution occured exactly the way scientists claim. I'll have to re-read it before presenting a more in-depth review.