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Being Wrong
Being Wrong
Adventures in the margin of error

Kathryn Schulz has pounced on a gap in the market, and in popular perception, and constructed a thesis about the importance of error woven together with stories advertised as Malcolm Gladwell style by one review. Not quite, according to this reviewer, but a decent effort. Throughout, the... Read more
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24th May 2014 03:48 AM by Francesca R Go to last post
 
Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism
Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism

A book attacking the hypocrisy of developed nations on how they lecture developing countries to do as they say, not as they did, to become developed.
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24th August 2013 09:35 AM by IllegalArgument Go to last post
 
Bad Science
Bad Science

How to spot rubbish masquerading as reason; but lighter than it could have been on solutions.
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25th March 2011 02:07 AM by MarkCorrigan Go to last post
 
Big Bang
Big Bang
The Origin of the Universe (US version)

A history of cosmology, culminating with the story of how the Big Bang model became the most widely accepted cosmological theory today.
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14th May 2009 11:54 PM by Hound01 Go to last post
 
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
An excellent read

The struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives may be on the line with any decision.
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11th February 2009 05:57 PM by Kittyclaws Go to last post
 
Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales from the Annals of Physics
Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales from the Annals of Physics

How physics has changed our lives. Discoveries and the scientists that made those discoveries.
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1st October 2007 08:17 AM by kittynh Go to last post
 
Breaking The Spell
Breaking The Spell

Those who are religious and believe religion to be the best hope of humankind cannot reasonably expect those of us who are sceptical to refrain from expressing our doubts if they themselves are unwilling to put their convictions under the microscope. I am not suggesting that science should... Read more
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