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Discover the groundbreaking theory that aging is a disease and is treatable in this fascinating book by a leading authority on genetics and longevity. Exploring research from Harvard, the author reveals how activating vitality genes can slow down or even reverse aging. Prepare to be enlightened on this bold new approach to aging.
This was a really cool, fun, thoughtful read - part hard science, part speculative analysis, this book by @davidasinclair needs more eyeballs on it. Right up your philosophical alley if you’re an Orville fan. – source
Also recommended byVinod KhoslaAlexander StubbJason FriedPeter DiamandisPreston PyshScott Barry Kaufman
The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History
Sometimes Brilliant is the inspiring story of a young doctor and revolutionary hippie who works with the World Health Organization to eradicate smallpox, a disease that killed over half a billion people in the 20th century alone. Larry Brilliant’s experiences with spiritual teachers, cultural heroes, and tech innovators across the world, including Steve Jobs and the founders of Google and Facebook, make for a riveting epidemiological adventure and moving spiritual memoir. A testament to love, faith, and service, this book explores life’s most important questions and embodies the power of positive change.
During this pandemic, you might be inspired by the heroic efforts of a man who was instrumental in the eradication of an even deadlier one—smallpox. Dr. Larry Brilliant’s work with the WHO effectively helped to wipe this disease off the face of the globe. Great read! – source
A tech pioneer's persuasive argument for deleting your social media accounts. In Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Jaron Lanier explains how social media brings out the worst in us, manipulates our behavior, twists the truth, and disconnects us from reality. Lanier offers powerful and personal reasons for leaving these dangerous online platforms, and envisions a humanistic approach to social networking that can lead to a richer and fuller way of living.
Can’t think of a better way to draw attention to this terrific book by Jaron Lanier than with a clean slate. Can we learn to use social media with discipline and selectivity? Or will it inevitably get the better of us? I don’t know. But let’s try this again from the top. – source
Also recommended byRobert OdenkirkLauren LaverneRussell Moore
The Demon-Haunted World
Science as a Candle in the Dark
Exploring the importance of scientific thinking in our technology-driven world, this Pulitzer Prize-winning book by acclaimed astronomer Carl Sagan dismantles the myths of pseudoscience and highlights its threat to our democracy. Using examples from history and contemporary culture, Sagan debunks popular fallacies like witchcraft and demon possession, while warning against the growing allure of conspiracy theories and unreason that threaten our fundamental freedoms. A must-read for anyone seeking to make informed decisions in a world awash with misinformation.
Gonna start posting book suggestions, as we’ve got lots of time to READ! This is one of my favorites: – source
Also recommended byMichael McKeanMichael E. MannDavid PriessDallas Campbell