In article <PM00048C36830E5A2E@aca211af.ipt.aol.com>, jmfbahciv <See.email@example.com> wrote:
> [spit a newsgroup] > > John Stafford wrote: > > <snip> > > > I found a photo in Roger Penrose's _ Emperor's New Mind_, page 564 in > > our library copy. It is early, and different from the later > > representations. If you surf for "penrose aluminum-manganese alloy" > > (sans quotes), you should come up with some good information. > > > > I struggle to follow Penrose, but that's my shortcoming. He's a very > > good instructor and writer. > > I never made it through the third chapter of that book; it always > ended up being thrown against the wall. Some day I'll try to > read it again. > > /BAH
I had a similar reaction to Tipler's _Omega Point_. Somewhere past the center of the book he wrote, "Now I ask the reader to suspend disbelief". I threw it out on the lawn and emptied a shotgun into it, and followed with 7 .45 ACP rounds. Then I sent the book to my Brother (a publisher) as a review. He sent it back to be signed!
(No worries folks, I lived so far from civilization nobody heard the shots - so just imagine they never occurred.)