God and Golem, By Norbert Wiener I don't know why I picked up this book. I was reading about Norbert Wiener and his early cybernetics theories then I stumbled on his philosophical books. God and Golem sounded action and face-off. So one quiet night, I began reading the book nicely propped against the bolster on my bed. The first two chapters put me to sleep then I woke up on the third and continued reading about Monkey's Paw, Rabbi Low of Prague and his Golem, Goethe's poems, Capek's plays, recurrences of Marx and Einstein and Darwin. Flipped chapter on chapter. Then I read "I do not remember whether it was Bernard Shaw or Samuel Butler who said - that a hen is merely an egg's way of making another egg". He can be forgiven for being derelict about his citations. He was writing back in the 60s. These days, one click brings up who said what and when on the interwebs. I finished the book and I was confused. I was not sure if I had assimilated anything. I don't know whether technology impinges on religion or religion should subsume technology. I don't think such contemplative books that pit or reconcile science and religion are meant for me. Next one.