I was poking around and noticed this great review of Matt Ridley’s The Rational Optimist. I started reading it a few months ago and need to pick it up again. Sometimes it’s hard to be full on about a book when you feel like it’s something you are absolutely going to love and agree with (i.e. what’s the point of reading it). Nice to see some criticism of the content from someone with an intelligent opinion, that ultimately enjoyed the book.
Anyway I’m really enjoying the reading from this site. It has a good pace of posts (1 every 3-4 days) IMO. Some comparable blogs like john hawks weblog have such a volume of posts that even though they are all thought provoking sometimes I can’t keep up. Kind of like The Economist subscription that I loved when I was younger but who can (or wants to) read a publication cover to cover? There are so many authors I can read directly now that are the cream of my filtered crop.