Category Archives: Books

Altruism and a new book about it.

It’s called “The Price of Altruism” by Oren Harman. Article from the NYT seen via 3QD. As you guys know, I’ve been traveling a load in June, and I had to sit through the safety demos many times. And this … Continue reading

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Parrots, the Universe, and Everything

This probably ranks with that Sapolsky video as the most I’ve ever enjoyed listening to someone talk. If you want to read more about his adventures with wildlife conservation, I recommend his book Last Chance to See (co-written with zoologist … Continue reading

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Blow Your Mind Before Breakfast

Ted Chiang is one of my favorite authors. I like the name conceptual fiction for the kind of stories he writes – they’re the kind that completely alter your sense of reality. If you’re fond of, say, Slaughterhouse 5, then … Continue reading

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