Scott's Book Review



Stumbling on Happiness

Daniel Gilbert

Experimental Evidence - Psychology


Psychological research has been digging about in that highly subjective matter – personal happiness. It’s against a background of consumer culture...

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The Scientific Revolution

Steven Shapin

Experimental Evidence - History of Science


The ‘Scientific Revolution’ (https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/scientific-revolutions/) cannot be thought of as occurring neatly in a certain...

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The Making of the Fittest

Sean B. Carroll

Experimental Evidence - Science - Evolution


Just as fossils provide a window into the past, evolution leaves a footprint on DNA. In The Making of the Fittest, Sean B. Carroll...

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Afterglow of Creation

Marcus Chown

Experimental Evidence - Cosmology


In the week which marked the death of Stephen Hawking on 14 March 2018, many people will be prompted to read one of his books or another on cosmology....

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Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos

Dennis Overbye

Experimental Evidence - Cosmology


In southern California, over 50 years ago, a small band of researchers were pursuing a not inconsequential goal – to uncover the origin and fate of the...

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The Gene

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Experimental Evidence - Science & Technology


Ideas about the gene, genetics and genetic engineering get splashed around in the media routinely now. Often the gene is cast up as a simple determinant of...

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