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If you ‘Blink’ you’ll miss it…

Posted on February 16, 2008. Filed under: Musings, Science |

The journey continues. I was pleasantly surprised to be tagged by RubyShooZ, wonderful poster of peace, for the following meme. I’ve seen it around on a few blogs, but, now, I’m it! Thanks, Rub, I’m flattered. I already liked this before I got started, because the book Ruby picked sounds fascinating, and I want to read it!


1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

Klein is a decision researcher with a Ph.D., a deeply intelligent and thoughtful man, and he wasn’t about to accept that as an answer. Instead, for the next two hours, again and again he led the firefighter back over the events of that day in an attempt to document precisely what the lieutenant did and didn’t know. “The first thing was that the fire didn’t behave the way it was supposed to,” Klein says.

I followed the instructions precisely. It’s amazing which three sentences came from this. Is this book a mystery? horror? sci-fi? metaphysical quest? — Maybe all of those, hmmm. I’m just finishing Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell, and had recently posted about some political and musical aspects of this book. So out of several really amazing books I’m reading at the moment, this one chose itself to be on my blog again.

Now, who shall I bother honor with the meme……How about:

Brightfeather, who is always doing the most interesting research;

Colourful Vision, as it’s bound to be something wonderful;

ella:  It might be a cookbook, which would make this really interesting, but it could be anything!;

Joyful Seeker—I want to know what’s currently giving her joy; and

Walkingbetween: Is it travel? Is it ancient literature? Is it about cats?

This is a fun and enlightening post for the weekend. I wish you Peace and Joy.

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