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Why Does E = mc2
Why Does E = mc2
And Why Should We Care?

An explanation of the most important equation of our time.
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11th November 2011 12:56 AM by marplots Go to last post
 
A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bryson starts with the Big Bang and ends with modern era extinction - and in the intermediate 30 chapters takes in all the science needed to connect the two.
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Author rating: 70% Rated 77% by 3 members 8th November 2011 08:49 AM by Multivac Go to last post
 
The First Scientist: Anaximander and His Legacy
The First Scientist: Anaximander and His Legacy
Marshall

Anaximander's revolutionary contributions helped establish the tradition of finding natural causes to replace myth--a rational/empirical tradition which flourished in Ionian Greek cities for several centuries until around 100 BC and led to remarkably advanced science and technology.
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31st August 2011 06:19 PM by Marshall Go to last post
 
Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History
Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History
Elizabeth I

"Our age is obsessed by the idea of conspiracy. We see it everywhere - from Pearl Harbor to 9/11, from the assassination of JFK to the death of Princess Diana...[David] Aaronovitch...probes and explores a dozen of the major conspiracy theories , examines why people believe them, and makes an... Read more
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24th August 2011 07:05 PM by Eligbak Go to last post
 
The Grand Design
The Grand Design

The first major work in nearly a decade by one of the world's great thinkers, A marvelously concise book with new answers to the ultimate questions of life.
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25th July 2011 07:49 AM by Anakritis Go to last post
 
The God Delusion
The God Delusion

A book that argues that there almost certainly is no God, and that we do not need religion to be moral.
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18th July 2011 10:01 PM by JippyJay Go to last post
 
The Believing Brain
The Believing Brain
From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies -- How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths

Michael Shermer’s newest work is a keen edge in a world of dull blades. Finally someone has come along and written on this subject providing actual scientific basis and biological evidence pointing to Man’s never ending struggle with his own brain and its propensity to paint itself into a corner.
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18th July 2011 07:52 AM by Anakritis Go to last post
 
Paranormality
Paranormality
Spektator

A light but informative book about Richard Wiseman's exploration of the eerie.
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12th July 2011 05:51 AM by Spektator Go to last post
 
The Cult of the Amateur
The Cult of the Amateur
How Today's Internet is Killing Our Culture and Assaulting Our Economy

The Bible according to the "Antichrist of Silicon Valley"
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15th June 2011 02:48 AM by word Go to last post
 
God:  The Failed Hypothesis.
God: The Failed Hypothesis.
How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist

A useful, well-argued discussion of how science disproves the existence of the Judeo-Christian-Islamic God.
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26th May 2011 04:56 PM by jpj2011 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
 
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Sci
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Sci
Geek Goddess

The story of Dr John Snow, the father of medical epidemiology, and how the London cholera epidemic helped start modern germ theory and urban water planning.
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1st March 2011 05:53 PM by esquel Go to last post
 
Here Comes Everybody
Here Comes Everybody
How Change Happens when People Come Together

One of many books written about social networks, one of few worth writing about.
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27th January 2011 10:06 AM by Francesca R Go to last post
 
Anarchy, State and Utopia
Anarchy, State and Utopia

Libertarianism from A to Z. Well; A to U perhaps.
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21st January 2011 12:37 PM by Francesca R Go to last post
 
The Spirit Level
The Spirit Level
Why Equality is Better for Everyone

A determined empirical effort at an outcome-based rationale in favour of more income/wealth equality
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21st January 2011 11:02 AM by Francesca R Go to last post
 
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