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Book Review: The Logic Of Scientific Discovery

The Logic Of Scientific Discovery, by Karl Popper This book is certainly a serious one and one that is well worth reading, but it is a different sort of book than one might expect.  After all, Popper is a man … 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: Tales From Both Sides Of The Brain

Tales From Both Sides Of The Brain:  A Life In Neuroscience, by Michael S. Gazzaniga Although I have sometimes been critical about the author’s approach in terms of neuroscience and his lack of awareness about the disconnect that exists between … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Consciousness Instinct

The Consciousness Instinct, by Michael S. Gazzaniga This book was at least somewhat disappointing because it did not provide nearly as much science as I expected when it comes to the matter of consciousness.  On the other hand, the book … Continue reading

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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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