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Book Review: The Glass Universe

The Glass Universe:  How The Ladies Of The Harvard Observatory Took The Measure Of The Stars, by Dava Sobel When I was a tenth grade student taking AP European History, the document based question portion of the exam that year … Continue reading

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Book Review: A More Perfect Heaven

A More Perfect Heaven:  How Copernicus Revolutionized The Cosmos, by Dava Sobel My feelings about this book and the author’s approach are somewhat complicated and ambivalent.  On the one hand, the book does a good job at presenting the known … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wait: The Art And Science Of Delay

Wait:  The Art And Science Of Delay, by Frank Partnoy In general, I would say that my feelings towards this book are mixed to positive, in general.  This book certainly belongs as part of those pseudoscientific books that seek to … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Student’s Guide To Natural Science

A Student’s Guide To Natural Science, by Stephen M. Barr Admittedly, this book did not do a very good job at appealing to me when it comes to natural science.  Even so, the fact that the author spends a lot … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Relationship Between Climate And Civilization

Before our highly politicized times, it was once imagined that the weather was a safe topic of conversation [1].  Obviously that is no longer the case.  The fault for this extends in at least two directions.  On the one hand, … Continue reading

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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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