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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Exercise of Critical Thinking, April 8, 2011
This review is from: Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance (Hardcover)
Global warming has been a widely discussed topic nowadays. I didn't pay much attention to it (given Hong Kong is hot & humid most of the time during a year anyway) until it became my company policy for all employees to record their carbon footprint & practice various kinds of 'environmental-friendly' initiatives in office. Al Gore's famous 'Inconvenient Truth' was also shown in the office to increase our awareness of global warming. I found the movie surprisingly engaging & was convinced by Gore's powerful presentation & arguments.
The 'What Do Al Gore and Mount Pinatubo Have In Common' chapter of 'SuperFreakonomics' made me realize that perhaps my critical thinking capabilities has been rusting in the current information-everywhere-anytime era, where we're bombarded with all kinds of seemingly valid analysis by 'experts'. Besides this particularly engaging chapter, 'SuperFreakonomics' offers various provocative and entertaining arguments for me to exercise my critical thinking. I've had good laugh and deep thoughts, and I enjoy it more than the previous 'Freakonomics'.
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