Joseph makes a couple of announcements regarding Genes, Giants, Monsters and Men and The Grid of the Gods, and then comments on political and technology news coming out of Japan in connection with the Japanese Earthquake.
Just wanted to say congrats on the book finally being out. I look forward to reading it. I am of the opinion that the Japan quake was probably not manmade becuase Japan in my opinion has been outside the loops in terms of world importance for a while so the motive is hard to follow if that were the case. Plus the fault lines there are almost always active to some noticeable degree. My boss thinks that this disaster was just natural karma for the atrocities of world war 2 against china and others. Other nations have officially apologised but japan constantly ignores such possibilities of guilt or remorse. Many japanese people I met when in japan still look down on Koreans and Chinese as no better than dogs. Unfortunately one of the more plastic and fake societies I have ever lived in, even worse than the US.
Well Chris the fact is that Japanese cultural pride doesn’t allow for apologizing.
It would be to loose face, which as you probably know is very important around there.
Japans culture is not plastic or fake just incomphrehensible to an western mind.
Not trying to defend japanese crimes here but just writing for writings sake
And Mr Farrell any estimated timelines for Grid of the Gods?