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Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide To Science

The Politically Incorrect Guide To Science, by Tom Bethell This book is definitely politically incorrect, that’s for sure, and it manages to avoid the blind hostility to empirical fact that one would fear upon picking up a book like this … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Blink

Blink:  The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell In the acknowledgements section to this book, the author states what led him to write this book and it is instructive.  Namely, a decision to wear his hear long led … Continue reading

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Book Review: Who We Are And How We Got Here

Who We Are And How We Got Here:  Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past, by David Reich Although I am by no means fond of the evolutionary worldview of the author, a worldview that is shared … Continue reading

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Letters From The Mailbox: Part Two

Yesterday, I received the following message in my inbox as part of an ongoing conversation I have had with a reader, and I thought I would share the e-mail and some brief comments about it, as I perceive that it … 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: Color: Light, Sight, Sense

Color:  Light, Sight, Sense, by Mortiz Zwimpfer I honestly do not know if I would have read this book had I not been casting a wide net for a reading challenge I took to read several German books in translation.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kidding Ourselves

Kidding Ourselves:  The Hidden Power Of Self-Deception, by Joseph T. Hallinan This book is sort of the flip side of the author’s previous book on why we make mistakes.  This is the sort of book that happens fairly organically for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why We Make Mistakes

Why We Make Mistakes:  How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things In Seconds, And Are All Pretty sure We Are Way Above Average, by Joseph T. Hallinan I was recommended this book by an online friend of mine, and although … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio:  The Story Of Phi, The World’s Most Astonishing Number, by Mario Livio Perhaps the most telling moment in this generally enjoyable book was when the author made the statement that a lot of people point to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Lost World

The Last Lost World:  Ice Ages, Human Origins, And The Invention Of The Pleistocene, by Lydia V. Pyne and Stephen J. Pyne I’m not sure what to think about this book.  The authors show an incurable love of irony and … Continue reading

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