A few brief reviews of some recent reads: Tony Hawks’ Round Ireland with a Fridge, Frank Herbert’s Dune Trilogy, Ethel Lina White’s The Lady Vanishes & The Spiral Staircase, and Frans de Waal’s Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
Book reviews amongst other things.
Looking at one aspect of The Blind Watchmaker: what makes an understanding of evolution require something bordering on belief?
A review of The Numerati, a look at the business of big data mining and the impact it could potentially have on the world.
Uncommon People is a collection of Eric Hobsbawm’s essays spanning the majority of his long…
The period in German history following the Second World War is probably one of the…