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The Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet
A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs
Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up
Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: A Renowned Neurologist Explains the Mystery and Drama of Brain Disease
Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World
Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives
Black Holes: The Reith Lectures
Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms
Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves
The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us
Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors
A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age
Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything
10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness
A Brief History of Time
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Selfish Gene
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Bad Science
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
The God Delusion
"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character
The Grand Design
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

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António R. Damásio
What worries me is the acceptance of the importance of feelings without any effort to understand their complex biological and sociocultural machinery. The best example of this attitude can be found in the attempt to explain bruised feelings or irrational behavior by appealing to surface social causes or the action of neurotransmitters, two explanations that pervade the social discourse as presented in the visual and printed media; and in the attempt to correct personal and social problems with m ...more
Antonio Damasio, Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain

Lysenkoism may be useful only because it provides a lesson. Whether we like it or not, the days of the independent scientist and of independent science are about over. The more important science becomes in the lives of individuals and of nations, the more it will need popular support and will have to submit to social control. But the forms and techniques of this support and control have not yet been devised and tested. The problem is a new one. The Soviet rulers have tried a solution, but their ...more
Theodosius Dobzhansky, The Pseudoscience Wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe

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