Wednesday, 4 October 2017

What I've been Reading, September 2017


These links appear in the order I read them, rather than any more refined sort of organization. You may find some of the best ones are near the bottom—it varies from month to month.




There are a couple of other books by Daniel Dennett on my shelf:

And here are a few more of my old favourites, a trio of excellent "woo fighting" books:

  • Snake Oil Science: The Truth About Complementary and Alternative Medicine , by R. Barker Bausell
    "Hailed in the New York Times as "entertaining and immensely educational," Snake Oil Science is not only a brilliant critique of alternative medicine, but also a first-rate introduction to interpreting scientific research of any sort."
  • PaleoFantasy, by Marlene Zuk
    What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet And How We Live
    "Popular theories about how our ancestors lived—and why we should emulate them―are often based on speculation, not scientific evidence... Armed with a razor-sharp wit and brilliant, eye-opening research, Zuk takes us to the cutting edge of biology to show that evolution can work much faster than was previously realized, meaning that we are not biologically the same as our caveman ancestors."
  • The Balance of Nature: Ecology's Enduring Myth, by John Kricher

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