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June Books 27) Questioning the Millennium, by Stephen Jay Gould

A brief and reflective book by Gould, on the coming millennium as seen from 1997. He makes the entirely fair point that the year 2000 is a rather arbitrary human construct in the first place, and quotes approvingly his autistic son's ruling on whether or not the new century begins in 2000 or 2001: "In 2000, of course. The first decade had only nine years." Nothing much new for me but Gould as ever tells it well.
Tags: bookblog 2011, writer: stephen jay gould
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