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Book Review: Immunity Unlocked

Immunity Unlocked:  Releasing The Healing Potential Of Sterol 117:  The Plant Sterol Solution, by Jack Davidson and Alan Fergusson It is hard to be fair to a book like this.  If one has ever been a music journalist, for example, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise And Fall Of The Dinosaurs

The Rise And Fall Of The Dinosaurs:  A New History Of A Lost World, by Steve Brusatte On the one hand, it is easy to see why this book won so many awards, as the author is chatty and knowledgeable … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rare

Rare:  The High-Stakes Race To Satisfy Our Need For The Scarcest Metals On Earth, by Keith Veronese Admittedly, I would not consider myself to be as knowledgeable about the state of conflict metals or the current Chinese domination of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Nation Under Taught

One Nation Under Taught:  Solving America’s Science, Technology, Engineering And Math Crisis, by Dr. Vince M. Bertram This book is by no means worthless, or even bad, but it does read like a sales pitch for the author’s bipartisan organization … Continue reading

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Book Review: Curiosity: How Science Became Interested In Everything

Curiosity:  How Science Became Interested In Everything, by Philip Ball I must admit that this book’s best quality is probably the author’s ambivalence about what he is talking about.  To be sure, I have a very different perspective on science … Continue reading

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On The Relationship Between Gout And Creativity

As someone who suffers, sometimes very painfully, from gout, I have tended to seek out insight into areas that relate to this most patrician of maladies.  It is said that gout, like childbirth, is among the most intense forms of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why?

Why?:  What Makes Us Curious, by Mario Livio This is a book that could have been better than it was.  When it comes to books on creativity, sooner or later most authors make some sort of wild evolutionary speculations.  And … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Runaway Species

The Runaway Species:  How Human Creativity Remakes The World, by Anthony Brandt and David Eaglemann This is one of the many books that seeks to combine a concern for the aesthetics of creativity with a purportedly scientific approach in evolution … Continue reading

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On The Problems Of Herd Immunity

For those who are not aware of the term, the expression herd immunity is a somewhat slippery term (more on that below) that is viewed as an article of faith by those who are in favor of increasingly more vaccinations … Continue reading

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Book Review: Creating Things That Matter

Creating Things That Matter:  The Art And Science Of Innovations That Last, by David Edwards There are some books that try too hard and those which do not try hard enough, and this book is clearly in the first camp.  … Continue reading

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