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The Ancestor's Tale
A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
Richard Dawkins - 2016-09-05
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The renowned biologist and thinker Richard Dawkins presents his most expansive work yet: a comprehensive look at evolution, ranging from the latest developments in the field to his own provocative views. Loosely based on the form of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Dawkins's Tale takes us modern humans back through four billion years of life on our plan...
Colin Wright
2022-06-18T16:57:43.000Z
@razibkhan The Ancestor's Tale is my favorite book by Dawkins. It's probably what made me decide to be an evolutionary biologist.      source
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The Immense Journey
An Imaginative Naturalist Explores the Mysteries of Man and Nature
Loren Eiseley - 2011-07-13 (first published in 1957)
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Anthropologist and naturalist Loren Eiseley blends scientific knowledge and imaginative vision in this story of man.From the Paperback edition....
Colin Wright
2021-06-16T06:00:48.000Z
@snowhorse420 @Aella_Girl That's an epic book!      source
'Whether or not readers embrace the substance of the heresies described in the essays that follow, we hope their narratives demonstrate why we should not permit ideologues to decide which viewpoints may or may not be expressed. Whether on the hunt for Catholics, Protestants or Jews, royalists or republicans, capitalists or communists, all mobs pres...
Colin Wright
2021-03-28T08:34:03.000Z
"Civilization progressed as it did largely owing to the norms of tolerance for different ideas. This book warns us that we are sliding back into the dark past of superstition and enforced conformity."      source
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Unmasked
Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy
Andy Ngo - 2021-02-02
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A journalist who's been attacked by Antifa writes a deeply researched and reported account of the group's history and tactics. When Andy Ngo was attacked in the streets by Antifa in the summer of 2019, most people assumed it was an isolated incident. But those who'd been following Ngo's reporting in outlets like the New York Post and Quillette knew...
Colin Wright
2021-01-11T23:53:26.000Z
Looks like it's time we all buy @MrAndyNgo's book.      source
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Galileo's Middle Finger
Heretics, Activists, and One Scholar's Search for Justice
Alice Dreger - 2016-04-05 (first published in 2015)
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“Smart, delightful . . . a splendidly entertaining education in ethics, activism, and science.” —The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice)  An impassioned defense of intellectual freedom and a clarion call to intellectual responsibility, Galileo’s Middle Finger is one American’s eye-opening story of life in the trenches of scientific controv...
Colin Wright
2020-11-21T01:51:03.000Z
Almost done reading Galileo's Middle Finger by @AliceDreger. Really great read! I don't know why it has taken me so long to pick up!      source
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Irreversible Damage
The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters
Abigail Shrier - 2020-06-30
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Irreversible Damage is an exploration of a mystery: Why, in the last decade, has the diagnosis "gender dysphoria," transformed from a vanishingly rare affliction, applying almost exclusively to boys and men, to an epidemic among teenage girls? Author Abigail Shrier presents shocking statistics and stories from real families to show that America and...
Colin Wright
2020-11-13T04:28:43.000Z
[email protected] wrote an excellent book that many don't want you to read. That's because they know it's likely to break the spell that they'd rather keep everyone under. Help break that spell by buying her book on Amazon (link below) and sharing. 🪄      source
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Cynical Theories
How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and Why This Harms Everybody
Helen Pluckrose - 2020-08-25
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Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Have you read that certain people shouldn’t practice yoga or cook Chinese food? Or been told that being obese is healthy, that there is no such thing as biological sex, or that only white people can be racist? Are you confused by these ideas, and do you wonder how they have manage...
Colin Wright
2020-09-02T19:31:50.000Z
IMO, these are the top 5 books to read for surviving 2020 and beyond: ▫️ The Blank Slate – @sapinker ▫️ Kindly Inquisitors – @jon_rauch ▫️ The Righteous Mind – @JonHaidt ▫️ Higher Superstition – Paul Gross & Norman Levitt ▫️ Cynical Theories – @HPluckrose & @ConceptualJames      source
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Kindly Inquisitors
The New Attacks on Free Thought, Expanded Edition
Jonathan Rauch - 2014-01-23 (first published in 1993)
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“A liberal society stands on the proposition that we should all take seriously the idea that we might be wrong. This means we must place no one, including ourselves, beyond the reach of criticism; it means that we must allow people to err, even where the error offends and upsets, as it often will.” So writes Jonathan Rauch in Kindly Inquisitors, wh...
Colin Wright
2020-09-02T19:31:50.000Z
IMO, these are the top 5 books to read for surviving 2020 and beyond: ▫️ The Blank Slate – @sapinker ▫️ Kindly Inquisitors – @jon_rauch ▫️ The Righteous Mind – @JonHaidt ▫️ Higher Superstition – Paul Gross & Norman Levitt ▫️ Cynical Theories – @HPluckrose & @ConceptualJames      source
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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Jonathan Haidt - 2013-02-12 (first published in 2012)
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As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossiblechallenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows ...
Colin Wright
2020-09-02T19:31:50.000Z
IMO, these are the top 5 books to read for surviving 2020 and beyond: ▫️ The Blank Slate – @sapinker ▫️ Kindly Inquisitors – @jon_rauch ▫️ The Righteous Mind – @JonHaidt ▫️ Higher Superstition – Paul Gross & Norman Levitt ▫️ Cynical Theories – @HPluckrose & @ConceptualJames      source
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The Blank Slate
The Modern Denial of Human Nature
Steven Pinker - 2003-08-26 (first published in 2002)
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“In a work of outstanding clarity and sheer brilliance Steven Pinker banishes forever fears that a biological understanding of human nature threatens humane values.”—Helena Cronin, author of The Ant and The Peacock“A mind blowing, mind openingexpos. Pinker's profoundly positive arguments for the compatibility of biology and humanism are unrivalled ...
Colin Wright
2020-09-02T19:31:50.000Z
IMO, these are the top 5 books to read for surviving 2020 and beyond: ▫️ The Blank Slate – @sapinker ▫️ Kindly Inquisitors – @jon_rauch ▫️ The Righteous Mind – @JonHaidt ▫️ Higher Superstition – Paul Gross & Norman Levitt ▫️ Cynical Theories – @HPluckrose & @ConceptualJames      source
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Higher Superstition
Professor Paul R. Gross - 1994-01-01
Wonderful Life by Stephen Jay Gould