Friday, June 10, 2016

Top ten books to make you unconventionally smarter

Chuck Klosterman's latest book is But What If We’re Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past. One of his "top 10 books to increase your unconventional knowledge base," as shared at B&N Reads:
Archaic Revival, by Terence McKenna

Inside my memory, one of the central arguments made by this book is that the evolution of primates dramatically accelerated when a tribe of prehistoric apes consumed a specific variety of psychedelic mushroom. Now, it’s been a long time since I read Archaic Revival, so maybe I’m remembering this incorrectly. Maybe that particular argument is not even in this particular book. But if I’m wrong, it’s almost certainly because of books like this.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue