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on 17 June 2009
This book was on my wish list and I was delighted to get from my kids for Christmas. Unfortunately it was more than a little disappointing. Some of the "puzzles" were interesting but too many were not.
Rather than talking through the different sides of really perplexing philosophical conundrums, this book seemed to put up a fairly fatuous precept, support it with some obviously wobbly thinking, then proceed to knock it down.
Something like: Is the moon really made of green cheese? Some people used to think the moon was made of cheese. How silly, the moon cannot be made of cheese as there are no huge sky cows to produce that much milk.
Obviously they are not that silly, but after reading the first 10 or so of these "puzzles" I got to the stage of flitting through looking for one that might capture my imagination - I was disappointed.
Not a book to make you think.