I spend far too much time playing designer board games, speed cubing oh and listening to audible!
Cmdr Hadfield's story is an inspirational and entertaining tale about somebody who has been out of this world and returned safely to shares his stories that range from the mundane to the magnificent.
He recounts his early life from becoming a fighter pilot with dreams of becoming an astronaut even when there was no Canadian space program through to the problems of preparing for an EVA when your a square astronaut trying to fit through a round hole.
A wonderful insight in to the life of an astronaut and how seeing our planet from the unique perspective of 200 miles above will change your views.
There are many statements that Harris makes in this book that I ended up disagreeing with and hence I do not agree with his conclusions. But to date, I have not read a better discussion of how we should define what is moral and I feel indebted to Harris for having provided the discourse that allowed me to refine my own views.
I should point out that my disagreement has been strengthened when reading further on the science that Harris is referring to. In my view, like many Neurologists today, I think that the conclusions that are made from the existing experiments are far too broad given the limited scope of what we can really measure.
Having said that, Harris is excellent where he shows how screwed up the public discourse on morality really is and he is offering a valid "arena" in which we could have a meaningful discussion about how we should define morality within society.