Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Book Meme

Thanks (I think) to Penny Morris who has tagged me on this Book Meme
A meme (pronounced /miːm/[1]) consists of any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that gets transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another

The idea is to find your nearest book, open page 123, find the fifth sentence and post the next three. After that, tag five more folk and say who tagged you. I would have loved to be able to quote from the classics but the only book close at hand is Derren Brown's, Tricks of the Mind. So here goes

"I realized that day that hypnosis works not because of a carefully worded magical script from a self-help book, but because the subject believes the process is effective. Over time I have revised this understanding, but the revelation is an important one. The first real hypnotist, Franz Anton Mesmer (from whom we of course get the modern word Frank), arrived in Paris in 1778."

So my victims, er Tags are

Nicky.....Lucy.....Dave.....Maddie and Billy
My brother Billy hasn't got a blog yet. I thought this might nudge him to do one


Billy Whizz said...

I have to admit that it's unlikely that I'll ever get round to doing a blog. I had to take the second book I found as the first one is about failure rates and failure modes of equipment used in the pertrochemical industry and only has tables not sentences. For those who are interested page 123 has details for a "General Purpose PLC Hot-Standby" which has 850e-9 safe detected failures per hour in Analogue Mode.

So here goes with a proper book:

The only diference between the The Da Vinci Code and gospels is that the gospels are ancient fiction while The Da Vinci Code is modern fiction.

"Newton was religious, who are you to set yourself up as superior to Newton, Galileo, Kepler etc etc etc, if god was good enough for them, just who do you think you are? Not that it makes much difference to such an already bad argument, some apologists even add the name of Darwin, about whom persistent, but demonstrably false, rumours as a deathbed conversion continually come round like a bad smell, ever since they were deliberately started by a certain "Lady Hope", who spun a touching yarn of Darwin resting against the pillows in the evening light, leafing through the New Testament and confessing that evolution was all wrong.

Kaptain Kobold said...

Hi Billy,

What book was that? It has the look of one of Dawkins' atheist rants.

Billy Whizz said...

It kind of might just be that kind of publication