Paul & Lynda Amore

"Paul and Lynda"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (15 of 15)
Location: Fair Oaks, California
Anniversary: Sept. 11
Birthday: Jan. 6

Lynda and Paul are extremely interested in each other. Besides that, we love to read, listen to all kinds of music except rap and country, go camping, spend time with our kids and extended family. We're always working on some "project" or another. Pa… Read more


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Freedom Evolves by Daniel Dennett
Freedom Evolves by Daniel Dennett
3.0 out of 5 stars Is that all?, March 11 2003
Daniel Dennett is attempting a thankless task, but one that is long overdue. Back in 1984, with the publication of Elbow Room, he sought to liberate free will - that perennial hobgoblin of philosophy - from a surplus of metaphysical baggage that is increasingly difficult to justify based on what we know about how brains work and how minds evolved. On these two topics, however, Elbow Room required the reader to reserve judgment. Since then, Dennett has given the world Consciousness Explained (1991), which, as the title implies, tries to tell us how brains work, and Darwin's Dangerous Idea (1995), which tries to explain how minds evolved, and in the process provides one of the most lucid… Read more
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
4.0 out of 5 stars Preachy, But Good, Sept. 11 2002
Atlas Shrugged evokes extreme reactions. Dorothy Parker wrote: "This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force." Nevertheless, it consistently ranks as one of the most widely-read and influential books of the 20th Century. I read it in college, hoping to discover what it was about this doorstop of a book that is capable of evoking such zealotry among fans, and such vehement scorn from critics. Atlas Shrugged is a literary chimera: a "Novel of Ideas." The problem with such books is that anyone with an interesting idea can write one, even if her literary talent is dubious. The characters in Atlas Shrugged, for example, are two-dimensional and the dialog is… Read more
Dune by Frank Herbert
Dune by Frank Herbert
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
One of the greatest science fiction epics ever written. This book has it all: mind-expanding drugs, human computers, political intrigue, interstellar economics, and big-... worms. The reader should take from this book a sense of grandness of scale. The messianic fervor of the Fremen, the calculated patience of the Bene Gesserit eugenics program, the ecological ambition of Liet Kynes, and the universal-historical vision of the Quisatz Haderach, all ought to awaken us to the necessity and danger of human activity on the universal-historical timescale. That is the scale on which we all operate, whether we know it or not. Some of the themes in this book, which was written in the mid-1960's,… Read more