Priscila Piccolo Piccolo itibaren Nea Kallisti 691 00, Yunanistan
In experiments, it's been proven that if you train rats to run a maze in, say, England, and allow different rats in, say, Australia, to run the same maze a day or two later, the new rats will learn to run the maze faster than the first group. Sheldrake is interested in experiments like these. This book puts forth the foundation of his radical, incomplete theory. It is fairly technical. It is also very convincing in some areas. Anyway, it's interesting and I spend a lot of time thinking about the questions he raises. He is sometimes dismissed because he is interested in ESP and other junk like that. However, much of the scientific communinity takes him seriously because he has the credentials.
This was yet another book that took FOREVER to get into but then it got a bit better the last 50-75 pages. I liked the overall theme in a sense, and was surprised at the ending, but overall, I had a hard time following who was telling the story since it rotated perspectives so much. Since I finished it a couple of days ago, it must not have been that memorable since I can’t remember any highlights. I did like having the story in Salem, where I have visited and the whole ‘witch’ persona is fun and real and brought back some fun memories of when I had visited there.
Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are on an “black ops” mission aattempting to take a fortified island fighting through red hot cannon balls and mortars. I found it fascinating to better understand the intricacies necessary to go to battle with only the use of wind power. The ship is lost and they are captured – this time in Napoleon’s France! Espionage and even romance. I’m looking forward to the next book.