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Metamagical Themas was swiped

by a friend in the middle of my having fun with Hofstadter's idea about alphabets, namely, writing words so as to be read going left to right or right to left, that is, looking the same read directly or in front of a mirror. I impressed a few people whose names I wrote that way (especially a nine-letter last name). Heck, I impressed myself. I was not impressed with myself, however, to find that most of the book was over my head. Plus I found I did not share his mechanistic view of human beings. I didn't finish reading it, happy it found a more appreciative audience in one of my children, who then also read the book you enjoyed.

By the way, you might enjoy the documentary, A Glorious Accident. A Dutch filmmaker interviewed six geniuses, including one of Hofstadter's (fellow atheist) friends, Daniel Dennett. That's how I first learned of a couple scientists, including Rupert Sheldrake - a man more after my own heart, not that TED feels the same! His banned TED Talk:

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir