this book is really good, and an extremely important read.
but what i am most impressed by even more is Pinker himself.
the breadth and depth of the research in this book (and, to a slightly lesser degree, in The Blank Slate) is mind-blowing. sharp and relevant arguments, scientific evidence from a great multitude of fields, and a human touch. he's careful not to overstate any conclusions and to bring forward all sides of the argument. truly amazing.
if Malcolm Gladwell is the gateway drug, Steven Pinker is the crack.
it's been a while since i've read Asimov, and he just doesn't disappoint. i love all the explanations about time-travel. any questions i had about possible paradoxes were answered throughout the book.
i have much admiration for Kahneman & Tversky and i'm glad that Kahneman decided to publish a summary of their research. this is an excellent book, and a must-read for anyone interested in the science of the mind.
seriously, this is an instant classic. couldn't put it down. and i like Wil Wheaton's narration.
action-packed and felt really authentic. i wish i didn't read the preface till after i finished the rest of the book, though.
fun story, love the character interaction. i didn't expect this perspective, didn't expect that i'd like it, but i really did. well done.
the concept is amazing. the interactions between the great scientists of the 19th century. i never even realized that all of these great discoveries and inventions were happening within the same few decades.
however, the book was extremely difficult to get through. slow, not always fun.
classic sci-fi. i love books like this, hope i find more books like this on audible. narration was great too.
this is a really fun book. when i finished it, i wanted more.
good production too.
this book is relevant to just about every scientific field (math, comp sci, cognitive science, molecular biology, physics, etc etc). i'd nominate this as one of the best non-fiction books of the year.
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