Monday, April 6, 2015

Daily Thoughts 04/06/2015

The Attributes of Science, 1731, Jean Baptiste-Simeon Chardin

Daily Thoughts 04/06/2015

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.

I finished reading To Explain the World The Discovery of Modern Science by Steven Weinberg. The book describes how Isaac Newton's Principia set the method for modern science.  Science became based on mathematics, observation, and experimentation.  Rene Descartes opposed Principia because it removed philosophy and reason from science.  The final chapter is about reductionism.

The last part of the book is a collection of technical notes on major historical experiments in science, endnotes with citations, a bibliography, and index. Steven Weinberg's writing is clear, well organized, and thoughtful.

I read some more of Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou.  It is about Maya Angelou's relationship with her mother.  I rather like the places Maya Angelou lives including San Francisco and Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York.

I took the Webjunction course on Weeding the Library Collection.  It is an hour long course free for librarians.

I finished reading Mom & Me & Mom.  The writing was quite touching.  The memoir had quite a bit in it about being strong on the inside.  Maya Angelou was recently commemorated with a postage stamp.

Web Bits

Up All Night At the Public Library

AIA Names 6 Libraries as 2015's Best

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