Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Teaser Tuesday - Sep 6

Teaser Tuesday
The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
The next stage of advance, lasting a mere 200,000 years or so, reveals a growing use of intelligence in the more careful selection of stones, and more sophisticated methods of knocking them into shape. It was only with the arrival some 100,000 years ago, of homo sapiens, and still more brainpower, that the real acceleration began, visible nowadays in the increasingly numerous and complex artefacts which eventually became the main evidences of civilized life.
from The Concept of Nature by John Habgood. Habgood was the archbishop of York back in the 1980-90s and this book is the text of his Gifford lectures of 2000. I've had this book for a number of years and struggled to start it a few times, this time I've completed and found that once I'd got past the first chapter it was much more interesting as it deals with the environment and medical ethics (amongst other things).

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