Tagged: books

Friday medley - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 05, 2010

Cartoon, books, logic, clouded leopards, … I have too many science articles lined up that I wish I could find time to write about, but an unfortunately reality is that those articles take a lot of time to write. We’ll see if the weekend brings any hope on that front. (In particular I would … Read More

Some pesky delusions - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 20, 2010

Book review: The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails, editors John W. Loftus and Dan Barker Price: US$14.28; NZ$44.97 Paperback: 422 pages Publisher: Prometheus Books (March 31, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1616141689 ISBN-13: 978-1616141684 As the title indicates this book is … Continue reading → … Read More

Varmus on writing, Autism, infographics, NCEA, cartoons and much more - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 23, 2010

Before settling down to some more lengthy science – I know I keep promising this, but I’m having a funny old time at work – here’s a round-up of interesting reads I’ve run into over the past week or so. Varmus on writing Harold Varmus has written in the Washington Post in particular about writing, … Read More

The best places to read - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 19, 2010

Most scientists are bibliophiles. Count me in. During my Ph.D. studies in England  I occasionally read in a small college library, astronomers’ globes at one end, surrounded by solid wooden shelves and leather-bound books. It was a treat to read in a place like that. I was reminded of this by finding this old … Read More

Science-y reading and open book thread - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 07, 2010

Introducing a few recent book events and an invitation to talk about what you’re reading. This post is an experiment I guess. I’ve previously written articles pointing to reading material, even occasionally reviewed a book! (I haven’t done that in quite a while!) Here I’d like to invite readers to share what you are … Read More

Simon Singh & Prof. Ernst – The Truth About Chiropractic Therapy - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 06, 2010

Some readers may recall that some time ago I wrote about Simon Singh being sued by the British Chiropractors’ Association. Simon Singh and Professor Ernst are author of a book, Trick or Treatment, which presents the background and evidence, or rather lack of it, for a number of suspect therapeutic practices including acupuncture, … Read More

Looking for a book to read? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Aug 17, 2010

Tired of trashy novels with over-blown action, ludicrous sex, and a dead body-count that makes the Yorkshire Ripper look like an ineffectual dweeb? If you’re in the northern hemisphere you’re probably looking for reading on the beach. (Forest, ocean, or wherever you take yourself for a recreational break In Real Life.) … Read More