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The Fourth Phase of Water
4.37
it was amazing
Scientific discovery in the modern age seems to require more and more resources to find less and less. To illustrate this, consider the lowly Higgs bo ...more
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Dec 01, 2013
 
The Deniable Darwin and Other Essays
4.35
it was amazing
In a book I read a few years ago by David Berlinski (more on that below), I discovered that Einstein and I share a belief that I never imagined we sha ...more
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Dec 31, 2012
 
Life's Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos
4.19
did not like it
Hoffmann, in Life's Rachet, sets out for himself a substantial task: to explain the emergence of life, along with its relentlessly growing complexity ...more
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Dec 30, 2012
 
Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers
3.87
it was amazing
Physicist Richard Feynman remarked about scientists that if you can't explain what you are doing to your grandmother, then you don't understand what y ...more
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
 
Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis
4.28
it was amazing
Next up for review is Michael Denton's Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis. The theory is "still" in crisis because Denton's first book on this topic ...more
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Jul 19, 2016
 
Life Unfolding: How the Human Body Creates Itself
4.26
did not like it
I continue to be amazed by what science pretends to understand. Outside of mathematics and physics, predictions beyond the trivial are scarce and mere ...more
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Mar 11, 2015
 
Genetic Explanations: Sense and Nonsense
3.62
it was amazing
Individual facts are elegant. They stand or fall on nothing other than their own merits. No single enterprise in the world occupies so many profession ...more
May 05, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
 
Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer
4.65
it was amazing
It is rare these days to read a new idea within the field of cancer, its causes and its treatment. There is no absence of old ideas, to be sure, but t ...more
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Jan 01, 2013
 
Einstein's Lost Key: How We Overlooked the Best Idea of the 20th Century
3.80
it was amazing
This time around I'm dealing with his Alexander Unzicker's most recent book, Einstein's Lost Key: How We Overlooked the Best Idea of the 20th Century. ...more
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Jul 19, 2016
 
A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves
3.92
really liked it
If it were a crime to propose a plausible theory of how electrical events in the brain generate consciousness, no neuroscientists writing on that topi ...more
Jun 08, 2013
May 05, 2013
 
Forbidden Archeologist: The Atlantis Rising Magazine
4.00
really liked it
Michael Cremo wears his bias on his sleeve. He has been a practicing Hare Krishna for over 20 years. He has no formal training in archeology. He simpl ...more
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Feb 17, 2016
 
Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity
4.05
really liked it
Tallis has written one very good book and one mediocre book, and they are both between the same two covers.

The first half of Aping Mankind is a sweep
...more
Oct 15, 2012
Dec 30, 2012
 
Primordial Prescription: The Most Plaguing Problem of Life Origin Science
4.00
liked it
Suppose an automotive engineer proposed a model for a car that could actually travel backwards through time. The headline would likely catch all of ou ...more
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Jul 23, 2016
 
The Electric Sky
4.36
it was amazing
The Electric Sky is truly in the tradition of simplification in science, and modern cosmology is in desperate need of simplification. It is a field ri ...more
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Feb 17, 2016
 
The Mythology of Evolution
3.87
really liked it
I think the most devastating critiques of Darwinism come not from science, but from philosophy.

Science has done well, for sure. No one has ever offere
...more
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Mar 09, 2013
 
Bankrupting Physics: How Today's Top Scientists are Gambling Away Their Credibility
3.34
it was amazing
I'm going to pen my way through Alexander Unzicker's Bankrupting Physics: How Today's Top Scientists are Gambling Away Their Credibility. Yeah, I know ...more
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Jun 13, 2016
 
The Higgs Fake: How Particle Physicists Fooled the Nobel Committee
3.56
it was amazing
The drive toward simplification was implicit in physics up until 1927. Maxwell smashed magnetism and electricity into one thing. Nothing has been the ...more
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Feb 17, 2016
 
Everything Is God: The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism
4.16
really liked it
Writing about non-duality is akin to giving a speech about the power of silence. To do either well requires a rare blend of eloquence, experience, ima ...more
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Jan 06, 2013
 
The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
3.71
liked it
In 1973 Theodosius Dobzhansky expressed a widely held view with his essay "Nothing Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution," and he obviously sco ...more
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Jul 11, 2013
 
Spectrums: Our Mind-boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity
4.18
really liked it
If every atom that makes up the book Spectrums: Our Mind-boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity were expanded to the size of a golf ball, it ...more
Mar 02, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
 
Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False
3.58
really liked it
Reading a fantastic philosophy book is, I suppose, something like having root canal done while also getting a hot oil foot massage. Like thought detec ...more
Mar 02, 2013
Jan 08, 2013
 
This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress
3.51
liked it
This Idea Must Die gets a firmly ambiguous rating from me. It is a collection of short-ish responses from 50-or-so "prominent thinkers" in various fie ...more
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Feb 17, 2016
 
Ancestral Haplotypes: Our Genomes Have Been Shaped In The Deep Past
4.00
really liked it
Michael Denton, author of the excellent book Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis, noted that life sciences have unveiled the "third infinity." The fir ...more
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Sep 28, 2016
 
What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics
4.27
it was amazing
Astrophysicist Adam Becker should be nervous. His first book, What is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the meaning of Quantum Physics, is so surprisingl ...more
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Dec 30, 2018
 
Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray
4.04
it was amazing
Einstein rather famously stated, "Everything should be made as simple as possible - but no simpler." In that, he was expressing a widespread and deepl ...more
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Dec 29, 2018
 
When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought
4.04
really liked it
I will start by getting a bit of irritation out of my system.

The title of a work of fiction has no particular obligation to convey what the book is ab
...more
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Dec 29, 2018
 
The Biologist's Mistress: Rethinking Self-Organization in Art, Literature, and Nature
4.00
it was ok
In 1877 the Italian astronomer Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli described the pattern of dark lines he saw on the surface of Mars, set against the red b ...more
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Dec 31, 2019
 
The First Gene: The Birth of Programming, Messaging and Formal Control.
5.00
it was amazing
This book scientifically defines the barrier that any evolutionary explanation about the appearance of life must overcome. It is worth noting that no ...more
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Dec 30, 2012
 
Everything Is the Way: Ordinary Mind Zen
3.52
liked it
There are not many whole philosophical traditions that can be distilled down to a single word without losing the equivalent of a pretty vital body par ...more
May 21, 2013
Jan 08, 2013
 
New and Selected Poems, Volume One
4.54
it was amazing
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Oct 30, 2016
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