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Double Entry by Jane Gleeson-White
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Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel C. Dennett
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A very interesting book, though Dennett could certainly have stood to tighten up the prose and organize it better. I think the title also doesn't reflect the contents of the book very well. The book describes Dennett's theories of the philosophy of m ...more
Surfaces and Essences by Douglas R. Hofstadter
"Fantastic. This is Hofstadter's latest thinking about thinking and, as usual, he has some enormously interesting things to say and a delightful way of saying them. Highly recommended."
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The Collapse of Western Civilization by Naomi Oreskes
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This book had an interesting premise: it's a history book written 400 years in the future by a Chinese historian detailing the collapse of western civilization precipitated by global warming. The book is partly historical (everything before 2014 is r ...more
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The Origins of AIDS by Jacques  Pepin
The Origins of AIDS
by Jacques Pepin
read in September, 2014
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This is one of the most remarkable science books I've read in some time. It's astonishing to think that the HIV-1 epidemic is so thoroughly a legacy of colonialism (especially Belgian occupation of the Congo). Colonialism left a legacy of dirty needl ...more
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The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz
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The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz
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The Creative Destruction of Medicine by Eric J. Topol
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Very interesting ideas, though the book is a bit of a slog.
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Average Is Over by Tyler Cowen
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People, Parasites, and Plowshares by Dickson D. Despommier
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The content was interesting, but Despommier's not a very gifted writer.
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