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    Quote Originally Posted by cjackson View Post
    I feel everything is nothing and there is nothing outside the universe.
    Yet, here we are, inside.
    Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

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    I just finished Singh's Big Bang.

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    Add Only the Longest Threads to the completed pile.

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    Add Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, The Vital Question, and Unstoppable to the list. Could you recommend some good biology books at the popular level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjackson View Post
    Could you recommend some good biology books at the popular level?
    Well, anything by Stephen Jay Gould....
    Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

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    Great Presentation

    Carolin Susan Crawford is a British communicator of science, astrophysicist researcher, lecturer and Public Astronomer based at the Institute of Astronomy and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Search You Tube.

    http://www.thegreatcourses.com.au/co...-universe.html Though it is getting a bit old now C 2008

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    Add The Big Picture by Sean Carroll, Quantum Computing Since Democritus by Scott Aaronson and Makers & Takers by Rana Foroohar to my read list. Could you recommend books that incorporate physics, computing and economics?

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    Oh, I forgot to add Black Hole Blues by Janna Levin to the list. So what combines all the above post, plus gravitational waves?

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    Oh, Janna Levin has a new book? I'll have to look for that.

    Actually, I've taken a bit of a break from books about science, and I've run into a couple of really good Pulitzer prize-winning novels: The Goldfinch by Donna Dartt, and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. These really should not be missed.
    Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

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    Just finished Demon Haunted World.

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    What do you think of Welcome to the Universe? It's a new book by Neil DeGrasse Tyson and J. Richard Gott.

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    I just finished Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert Gordon.

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    I just finished Welcome to the Universe.

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    I haven't read anything in ages. I'm dying for recommendations.

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    This was good: Present at the Creation: The Story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider - Amir Aczel (2010)
    Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

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    Now reading: Storm in a Teacup.

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    Now reading: Soonish

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    Death from the Skies, by some guy who used to post here.
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    Now reading: Treknology

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    Now reading: Reality Is Not What It Seems

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    Now reading: The Dialogues

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    Now reading: Enlightenment Now

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    Now reading: Aliens: The World's Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

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    Just finished The Zoomable Universe.

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    Accessory to War by Neil Tyson was a bit tedious.

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    Adam Frank's Light of the Stars has been read. I feel more pessimistic about exocivilizations and the future of this one now.

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    Brief Answers to the Big Questions has been read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjackson View Post
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions has been read.
    Your evaluation?
    Do good work. —Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    Your evaluation?
    I felt it was a bit light on details, and Hawking seemed out of his depth on certain topics.

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    Energy: A Human History has been consumed. Get the energy joke?

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