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Entertaining – and the science is good

I am spending some time dealing with family business so am reposting some of my past book reviews over the next few day. I reviewed this book recently, but its worth repeating. It’s fictional, but it’s about an important issue … Continue reading

The truth about the hockey stick

I am spending some time dealing with family business so am reposting some of my past book reviews over the next few day. I reviewed this book recently, but its worth repeating because it’s so relevant to today’s issues. Book … Continue reading

Origins of religious ethics and violence

I am spending some time dealing with family business so am reposting some of my past book reviews over the next few day. This is an excellent book for anyone interested in a scientific understanding of morality and religion and … Continue reading

Troll training

You may have seen this before – but it’s worth repeating. We need reminding from time to time of the tactics used by those who seek to discredit science. Particularly, at the moment, climate science. It’s a short video – … Continue reading

Morality and non-human animals

Book review: Can Animals Be Moral? by Mark Rowlands Price: US$29.95; NZ42.99 Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (November 1, 2012) ISBN-10: 0199842000 ISBN-13: 978-0199842001 Interested readers need to know – this is a book about philosophy, not … Continue reading

Beer, anxiety and depression – their origins

Book review: Angst: Origins of Anxiety and Depression by Jeffrey P. Kahn Price: US$27.97, NZ$49.99 Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (October 22, 2012) ISBN-10: 0199796440 ISBN-13: 978-0199796441 I can see this book appealing to beer lovers. Or … Continue reading

The most important place you didn’t know about

Book review: Ice, Mice and Men: The Issues Facing Our Far South by Geoff Simmons & Gareth Morgan Price: NZ$35; Epub/Mobi NZ$15. ISBN: 9780987666628 Barcode: 9780987666628 Published: 12 July 2012 by Public Interest Publishing Ltd Antarctica brings to mind nature … Continue reading

Secularism – its internal problems

Book Review: How to Be Secular: A Call to Arms for Religious Freedom by James Berlinerblau Price: US$15.29 Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (September 11, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 0547473346 ISBN-13: 978-0547473345 Secularism makes the headlines these days … Continue reading

Kiwi science fiction with a message

Book Review: The Aviator (The Burning World)  by Gareth Renowden Price US$4.99 (Kindle); NZ$6.00 (Epub).* File Size: 641 KB Print Length: 341 pages Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited Publisher: Limestone Hills Ltd (August 14, 2012) Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Language: English … Continue reading

Science – the greatest story ever told

Book Review: A Crisis of Faith – Atheism, Emerging Technologies and the Future of Humanity by Phil Torres Price: Kindle Edition$5.99 Paperback: $19.95 File Size: 498 KB Print Length: 174 pages Publisher: Dangerous Little Books (July 18, 2012) ASIN: B008N06VRK … Continue reading