Yes, yes, meme time

...from All in a Day's Work:

1. Grab the book closest to you.
2. Open to page 123, go down to the fourth sentence
3. Post the text of the following three sentences.
4. Name the author and book title.
5. Tag three two other people to do the same.

Fourth full sentence? I'll go with that:
"But as I have already allowed, this does not rule out biological laws; it merely sets the burden of proof for those who want to propose any. And in the meantime, it gives us a framework for describing large and important classes of regularity we discover in the patterns in our biosphere.
CHAPTER 5: Biological possibility is best seen in terms of accessibility (from some stipulated location) in the Library of Mendel, the logical space of all genomes."

The closest book to me happens to be the one I'm reading, Darwin's Dangerous Idea by Daniel Dennett. I'm not actually to page 123, but I'm enjoying it thoroughly so far. It's my first non-Dawkins evo book in a while, and while I don't think anything can surpass The Ancestor's Tale as my favorite nonfiction of all time, Dennett is a bit more philosophical and willing to apply these concepts to humanity, which I guess makes sense since he's a director of cognitive studies.

I tag Bug Blog and Beautiful Biology.

1 comment:

janjanmom said...

This is actually my least favorite meme in the making sense department, but it usually let's you know what the blogger is reading so that is cool!

Good drinking tips...rice vodka, I think rice can be made into almost anything.