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Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician, and former option trader and risk analyst, whose work concerns problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty.
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The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society
by Nicholas A. Christakis MD PhD (Mar 25, 2019)
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Tags: sociology
For too long, scientists have focused on the dark side of our biological heritage: our capacity for aggression, cruelty, prejudice, and self-interest. But natural selection has given us a suite of beneficial social features, including our capacity for love, friendship, cooperation, and learning. Beneath all of our inventions -- our tools, farms, ma...
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The Longevity Solution
Rediscovering Centuries-Old Secrets to a Healthy, Long Life
by Dr. James DiNicolantonio (Feb 25, 2019)
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Getting older doesnt have to mean experiencing more pain and illness, becoming less mobile, or developing disease. Renowned cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy Dr. James DiNicolantonio partners with leading physician and bestselling author Dr. Jason Fung to deliver The Longevity Solution, a groundbreaking new book that unlocks ...
The Practice of Natural Movement
Reclaim Power, Health, and Freedom
by Erwan Le Corre (Jan 14, 2019)
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Erwan Le Corre, creator of the world-renowned fitness system MovNat, is on a mission to reintroduce natural movement to our modern lives with the most ancient movement skill set: walking, running, balancing, jumping, crawling, climbing, swimming, lifting, carrying, throwing, catching, and self-defense. Try to imagine an out-of-shape tiger stepping ...
Who We Are and How We Got Here
Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past
by David Reich (Feb 04, 2019)
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A groundbreaking book about how technological advances in genomics and the extraction of ancient DNA have profoundly changed our understanding of human prehistory while resolving many long-standing controversies.Massive technological innovations now allow scientists to extract and analyze ancient DNA as never before, and it has become clear--in par...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Apr 04, 2018
This is a monument, not just a book. And the beginning of a new cultural program. On a scale of 0 to 100, paternity tests count as 99.99 and written/oral history should count for .01. Apply that to populations. That’s plain statistics/probability. We are seeing science in action: information theory displaces BS, the handwaving just so stories we got from historians.     source
A New Kind of Science
by Stephen Wolfram (May 13, 2002)
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Physics and computer science genius Stephen Wolfram, whose Mathematica computer language launched a multimillion-dollar company, now sets his sights on a more daunting goal: understanding the universe. Wolfram lets the world see his work in A New Kind of Science, a gorgeous, 1,280-page tome more than a decade in the making. With patience, insight, ...
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Perilous Interventions
The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos
by Hardeep Singh Puri (Sep 12, 2016)
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Tags: politics
It was an exclusive lunch at a high-end Manhattan restaurant on 7 March 2011. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his A-team were present. It soon became clear that the main item on the menu was Libya, where it was alleged that the forces of Muammar Gaddafi were advancing on the rebel stronghold of Benghazi to crush all opposition. Over an $80 per...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Jan 09, 2017
An outstanding book on the side effects of interventionism, written in extremely elegant prose and with maximal clarity. It documents how people find arguments couched in moralistic terms to intervene in complex systems they don't understand. This book should be mandatory reading to every student and practitioner of foreign affairs.     source
The Complete Guide to Fasting
Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
by Dr. Jason Fung (Oct 17, 2016)
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Idea Makers
Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People
by Stephen Wolfram (Jul 06, 2016)
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Tags: sciencebiographyhistoryphilosophymath
This book of thoroughly engaging essays from one of today's most prodigious innovators provides a uniquely personal perspective on the lives and achievements of a selection of intriguing figures from the history of science and technology. Weaving together his immersive interest in people and history with insights gathered from his own experiences, ...