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Post by gali » 01 May 2016, 22:22

What did you think about the concepts and themes presented in this book? Did you find them too complex or easy to understand? I thoughts some of them were very intriguing and not at all difficult to follow, while others were a bit difficult to swallow.

What did you agree or disagree about? I agreed with the author stating that our understanding is limited by current knowledge and that what is not believable today, may be believable in the future.
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Post by Vermont Reviews » 02 May 2016, 07:40

gali wrote:What did you think about the concepts and themes presented in this book? Did you find them too complex or easy to understand? I thoughts some of them were very intriguing and not at all difficult to follow, while others were a bit difficult to swallow.

What did you agree or disagree about? I agreed with the author stating that our understanding is limited by current knowledge and that what is not believable today, may be believable in the future.

Just as sci-fi thinks about the advanced which becomes reality. The themes presented in this book made you think. And that is a good thing. :techie-studyingbrown:

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Post by Rhoe_Marrow » 03 May 2016, 13:24

definitely makes you think about some things. I am a little gullible so despite the crazies I can get swept away pretty easily.

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Post by tortoise keeper » 04 May 2016, 16:08

It was thought provoking especially the idea of "survival of the strongest" whether due to disease, access to resources, or war.

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Post by rachel_jacks » 04 May 2016, 17:06

I found many of the ideas and themes to be fairly complex, but well explained. I did not feel too confused or lost in the technical parts of the book.
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Post by Vermont Reviews » 05 May 2016, 04:58

rachel_jacks wrote:I found many of the ideas and themes to be fairly complex, but well explained. I did not feel too confused or lost in the technical parts of the book.

agreed

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Post by lmoses » 10 May 2016, 00:46

I really like to have books that make you think and this is one of them. The complex themes are presented to make the reader question what they know and presented with enough information to help support several ideas.

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Post by rachel_jacks » 10 May 2016, 07:18

I liked the way that the author presented the possibility of the reality of the book. How we perceive reality is limited by what we know. Using that logic, anything is possible; it's just not "real" (to us) because we haven't figured it out yet. As one that is enthusiastic about conspiracy theories (well supported ones), I enjoyed reading about a new twist on our reality. I like books that make me stop and think, "What if...?"
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Post by Vermont Reviews » 11 May 2016, 15:33

rachel_jacks wrote:I liked the way that the author presented the possibility of the reality of the book. How we perceive reality is limited by what we know. Using that logic, anything is possible; it's just not "real" (to us) because we haven't figured it out yet. As one that is enthusiastic about conspiracy theories (well supported ones), I enjoyed reading about a new twist on our reality. I like books that make me stop and think, "What if...?"

I like this

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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 13 May 2016, 07:27

Some of the themes are very interesting while others are, for me, overwhelming. I can say this book is not an easy read, albeit very engaging. I admire the author for coming up with those ideas.

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Post by rachel_jacks » 13 May 2016, 11:32

I agree that it is both engaging and challenging. It requires a lot of active reading and reading between the lines. This may be a challenge for some readers, especially when trying to grasp the overall picture.
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Post by Sarah G » 14 May 2016, 08:54

The part with the Black Death having concious thoughts for me was a bit too much for me. I think this is because it's one of the concepts I actually know well.

However the section about changing the past was more agreeable because I didn't know as much about the subject to now of any arguments against it.

I did like that fact the book questioned old theories in a way. It made a lot more interesting compared to other similar books.
The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon

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Post by Vermont Reviews » 23 May 2016, 07:30

Sarah G wrote:The part with the Black Death having concious thoughts for me was a bit too much for me. I think this is because it's one of the concepts I actually know well.

However the section about changing the past was more agreeable because I didn't know as much about the subject to now of any arguments against it.

I did like that fact the book questioned old theories in a way. It made a lot more interesting compared to other similar books.

I really liked your comment

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Post by kklaudi » 23 May 2016, 18:03

I think I will reread some parts just for those themes and theories. Really interesting and enjoyable and definetly made me think. I even got some extra books on some topics just to explore those ideas a bit more. As a fan of reincarnation and WW2 (do not ask), I found that theory of alien "soul" living in us extra curious.

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Post by gaporter » 31 May 2016, 15:58

rachel_jacks wrote:I liked the way that the author presented the possibility of the reality of the book. How we perceive reality is limited by what we know. Using that logic, anything is possible; it's just not "real" (to us) because we haven't figured it out yet. As one that is enthusiastic about conspiracy theories (well supported ones), I enjoyed reading about a new twist on our reality. I like books that make me stop and think, "What if...?"
I did like the concept about the alien consciousness. I agree that it did definitely make me think "What if...?" Some of the theories were certainly worth pondering about, even if I didn't particularly care for the actual plot and story telling elements of it.

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