Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia's views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can't figure out about you, and the existence of God.
Amazing book, that gave me deep and great data while having a good time.
I always love to feel smarter after enjoying a book that so ready to listen to.
What happened to Islamic reform? Why have al Qaeda and Boko Haram become the faces of contemporary Islam? Why has the Arab Spring devolved into a battle over sharia law? Continuing her personal journey from a deeply religious Islamic upbringing to a post at Harvard and American citizenship, the New York Times best-selling author of Infidel and Nomad crafts a powerful call for an Islamic reformation as the only way to end the current wave of global violence and repression of women.
Fighting the disease while loving the patient, is a very difficult mission when it comes to religion.
Now the 5 actions to take describe here, makes it clear the bad ideas of Islam (which is not "just" a religion) needs to be fought, without blaming the victims.
Amazing read, thank you so much for this!
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Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy, and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist.
The book started slow for me, and got me worried I will not learn anything. Another great scientist dumbing down what I already know.
But, then he described his experience with Feynman books and lectures. He is passionate and love Physics, and he is the craziest that I ever read.
No idea are dismissed out of hand, and I needed to remind myself that he is an actual great scientist when he started to exposed some of his crazy ideas.
And finally I realized, that everything he says is well thought, deep research and discussions corroborate his ideas.
And he always dare analyzing the opposite view than the one from mainstream science. To my amazement, he got some convincing arguments!
In any case, a must read!
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories.
It's for sure a hard read, but totally worth it!
I need to digest some of the points made, but Piketti is a very convincing fellow.
In any case the quality of the data and the intelligence of the analysis raises the discussion on state, taxes and the goal of economist to a new level.
You’ve got a business colleague who’s hostile...a client who’s furious...a staffer who’s deeply cynical—how do you get people to do what you want in tough situations like these? In Just Listen, veteran psychiatrist and business coach Mark Goulston reveals the secret to how to get through to anyone, even when productive communication seems impossible.“Here's the challenge,” Mark says.
I had some issue communicating my views, and looking for help, I found this book.
It perfectly deliver what I needed and I understood my problem: Trying to make myself understood instead of practicing my own "mirror neurons".
In one word: I found out I was a good selfish guy :)
Putting myself into the others shoes using the book tricks really helped, Thanks a lot Mark.
This wide-ranging collection of never-before-published essays offers the very latest insights into the daunting scientific questions of our time. Its contributors - some of the most brilliant young scientists working today - provide not only an introduction to their cutting-edge research, but discuss the social, ethical, and philosophical ramifications of their work.
I just loved this book!
First, it's more about neuroscience than all of Science, but this field is discovering so many amazing things, that was the best choice.
Knowing, not just guessing, how you're brain works and can trick you is mind boggling (pun intended).
I truly learned something deep in here...
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