I bought the book Climategate: The CRUtape Letters a few hours ago. I've long intended to read it since it is a book on Climategate, and that was one of the biggest events in the global warming debate. I've never gotten around to it because I thought there was little need. I figured I'm probably familiar with everything it would cover, so I wouldn't learn much from it.
I was wrong. It turns out the book has many factual claims I had never considered. I can offer no excuse for my ignorance, not even that these ideas exist only as figments of the authors' imaginations. Similarly, I can offer no excuse for previously being unaware of the fascinating possibilities available in the English language if one is willing to simply ignore basic rules of grammar and punctuation.
Recognizing my failures, I would like to remedy them by taking special note of the many things I could never have imagined, no matter how hard I might have tried, prior to reading this book. I'll be using the comments of this post to do so.