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Book Review: The First Word

The First Word: The Search For The Origins Of Language, by Christine Kenneally In many ways this book is a bit of a tease. The author demonstrates her lack of understanding about science by assuming that well-designed computer models offer … Continue reading

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Book Review: Horsemanship For Beginners

Horsemanship For Beginners, by Evelyn Pervier A book like this can certainly be profitably read, but it does not start off on the right foot, because the author seeks to start out the book by discussing the fanciful speculation of … Continue reading

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Article Review: Dynamics Of Beneficial Epidemics

Dynamics Of Beneficial Epidemics, by Andrew Berdahl, Christa Breslford, Caterina De Bacco, et al. You might think that in the case of a beneficial epidemic that everyone would want it to be spread to the widest population possible.  Yet according … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: How The Dog Became The Dog

How The Dog Became The Dog:  From Wolves To Our Best Friends, by Mark Derr, read by David Colacci In some ways this book is a bit of a cop-out.  While the author does discuss the insights of genetic genealogy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Theistic Evolution

Theistic Evolution:  A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique, edited by J.P. Moreland, STephen C. Meyer, Christopher Shaw, Ann K. Gauger, and Wayne Grudem After this book there don’t have to be any books on theistic evolution.  Put a fork in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Darwin’s Ghosts

Darwin’s Ghosts:  The Secret History Of Evolution, by Rebecca Stott This book isn’t a very good one on several levels, but it does at least have one important thing going for it that makes it a worthwhile read if a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Workshop And The World

The Workshop And The World:  What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science And Authority, by Robert P. Crease This author is a great hypocrite, and unfortunately not a very self-aware one.  It is hard to know exactly what this … Continue reading

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Book Review: How Language Began

How Language Began:  The Story of Humanity’s Greatest Invention, by Daniel L. Everett Do you like fairy tales?  I do too, but it is perhaps better if people are aware that they are writing fairy tales and not possessed of … Continue reading

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Book Review: All Life Is Problem Solving

All Life Is Problem Solving, by Karl Popper In reading a book like this one has to temper one’s expectations.  Typically when a great philosopher or writer dies, there are a lot of essays and generally unread speech transcripts and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Island

Island:  How Islands Transform The World, by J. Edward Chamberlin This is a book that tries to do too much and in doing too much ends up doing too little.  Indeed, the reader of this book may be confused about … Continue reading

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