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On Evolutionary Logic, Or How You Can Prove That The Internal Combustion Engine Was Not Intelligently Designed

Yesterday night, while I was eating dinner and dealing with an unfortunate snafu involving my waitress’ incompetence in cashing me out, I was reading a book on dinosaurs that featured the following immensely illogical howler that is typical of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From:  The Natural History Of Innovation, by Steven Johnson The most important clue to discovering the approach and perspective in this book is the phrase “natural history.”  The fact that the author discusses innovation while conflating … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Nature Of Creativity

The Nature Of Creativity:  Contemporary Psychological Perspectives, edited by Robert J. Sternberg It took me a long while to read this book after having purchased it on the recommendation of a coworker of mine.  After having read it, I have … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: War And World History: Part I

Great Courses:  War And World History:  Part I, taught by Professor Jonathan P. Roth Despite having a master’s degree in military history, the professor of this particular course is not one I am familiar with.  After having listened to a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Understanding Fundamentalism And Evangelicalism

Understanding Fundamentalism And Evangelicalism, by George M. Marsden It was not until getting to near the end of this book that I really appreciated it.  As someone who is on the outskirts of both fundamentalist and evangelical culture, largely through … Continue reading

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Book Review: Animal Architecture

Animal Architecture, by Ingo Arndt, text by Jürgen Tautz There is a deep and fatal inconsistency in this book, and it demonstrates something larger and more troubling at the problems of science as it relates to design.  On the one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancestors: In Search Of Human Origins

Ancestors:  In Search Of Human Origins, by Donald Johanson, Lenora Johanson, and Blake Edgar This book is the companion volume to a Nova series that must have ran a decade or two ago that I didn’t watch and am unlikely … Continue reading

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Book Review: Darwin’s Secret Sex Problem

Darwin’s Secret Sex Problem:  Exposing Evolution’s Fatal Flaw–The Origin of Sex, by F. LaGard Smith [Note:  This book was sent free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I did not ask for this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Native Ferns, Moss, & Grasses

Native Ferns, Moss, & Grasses:  From Emerald Carpet To Amber Wave:  Serene And Sensuous Plants For The Garden, by William Cullina Unfortunately, this book was not quite as serene as I would have wished it to be.  While I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chickens: Their Natural And Unnatural Histories

Chickens:  Their Natural And Unnatural Histories, by Janet Lembke I had to wait for this book for nearly a month after having requested from the library.  Was it worth the wait to read, even if I managed to devour this … Continue reading

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