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text 2017-07-13 13:30
Nonfiction Science Book Club: Some More Suggestions
Aladdin's Lamp: How Greek Science Came to Europe Through the Islamic World - John Freely
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari
The Riddle of the Compass: The Invention That Changed the World - Amir D. Aczel
The Inheritor's Powder: A Cautionary Tale of Poison, Betrayal and Greed - Sandra Hempel
The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages - Nancy Marie Brown
The Age of Wonder - Richard Holmes
The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science - J. L. Heilbron
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True - Dave McKean,Richard Dawkins
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World - Michael Pollan
The Science of Everyday Life - Marty Jopson

... just because there are already plenty to choose from anyway! :)

 

Mainly, but not exclusively "history of science" entries here.

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url 2017-04-21 08:51
Open thread: what books do you find most attractive in a potential partner?
Pyramids: A Novel of Discworld - Terry Pratchett
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
Hitch-22: A Memoir - Christopher Hitchens

Interesting. 


Harry Potter's series is a turn-off for men but turn-on for women? 

 

Bible is a turn-off? Sure.

 

There is a list of books that I would say a total turn-off. Twilight, 50 Shades, The Secret, Deepak Chopra, are all on the turn-off list for all gender. 

 

It is harder than I thought to name four favourite books. If I read have to, I would imagine myself stuck in an airport with a delay flight, and which 4 books would help me survive. 

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review 2016-12-28 02:09
Richard Dawkins explaining natural selection
Climbing Mount Improbable - Richard Dawkins

The most amazing thing about "Climbing Mount Improbable" is that it is an easy read.

 

Richard Dawkins had the talent in explaining things that he knew so well, in a storytelling way.

 

Chapter one Facing Mount Rushmore 

 

How we could usually tell what is made by nature and what is not. But sometimes, it is not the case as the natural progressions is so good that it almost looks like man-made.

 

Chapter Two Silken Fetters 

 

Using spider and spider-web designs in explaining how nature made very complicated things and it is how natural selection works. 


Image result for Richard dawkins spiders

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdtYRJqNe9I


This is a 300 pages book and the first two chapters read like a breeze. 

 

Chapter 3 & 4 The Message from the Mountain and Getting off the Ground

 

The important trend of evolution is that it always progress forward. Even if there is clear advantage for going backward on the evolution design to gain more ground in the future, the body would not act this way. it would also improve the current stage and never go back on the design path even logically it would benefit it in the near future. 

 

Chapter 5 the forty-fold ath to enlightement 

 

the evolution of the eye and how different animals evolve different types of eyes. 

 

 

 

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photo 2016-09-30 07:40
The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
You Can't Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom - Nick Cohen
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything - Christopher Hitchens
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
International Blasphemy Day

International Blasphemy Day on 30 Sept. 

The Singapore government jailed the teenage blogger Amos Yee under Blasphemy Law on International Blasphemy Day.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37505951


What a horrible government. 

 

All gods are fictional and all religions are bullshit. 

 

A teenager is jailed for criticising bullshit religion.

 

Where is the justice? 

 

Blasphemy is a human rights. 

 

 

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review 2016-04-11 00:00
Der Entzauberte Regenbogen
Der Entzauberte Regenbogen - Richard Dawkins,Sebastian Vogel Things don't stop to be beautiful just because you can explain them.
Life doesn't lose its wonders if you try to exchange faith for knowledge.
And science is pretty freakin' awsome.
It's Dawkin's love letter to science. Not a very well written love letter, unfortunately, but his enthusiasm shines through. I share this enthusiasm and I enjoyed learning more about a little bit of everything.
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