Tag Archive | Science

James Donaldson’s Book Review: Why Are You Atheists So Angry? : 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless by Greta Christina

This is a little bit different of a type of book than what I typically read, being that I am still a “card-carrying Christian man of faith”, but I do notice the world around me, and I have noticed the influence of the church waning especially in today’s social climate. And also, in looking around […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review Report: Universe From Nothing by Lawrence Krauss

Whew, this book was a little more “heavy” than I anticipated, but still full of very good (if not abstract) information that was somewhat hard to keep up with, but if you have an interest in the formation of the universe, this would be a great book for you. Of course, this brings into focus […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante Paabo

This is a pretty interesting book, overall, in which the scientific researcher, Svante Paabo, what about his research over the last 30 years or so and trying to help us understand the relationship between modern humans and the Neanderthals. There is still the age-old question about “why did modern humans survive and Neanderthal man going […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, From Stardust to Living Planet by Robert Hazen

This was a fascinating look at the origins of Earth and throughout the eons of it constantly changing evolving existence. Humans of only been a part of that for very short time, an actual blip on the radar screen, and we’ll see how things go into the future. The author does a fantastic job of […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Age Of Empathy by Frans De Waal

Do you ever wonder why we behave the way we behave? Why, animals so eerily behave very similarly to humans? Why some people are seemingly more empathetic and sympathetic than others? Why we develop a sense of “us versus them” mentality? Do you ever question whether the “love” that you give and have received, is […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries Of Our Time by Michael Brooks

The author starts out in this book with various chapters pertaining to “Things That Don’t Make Sense”.  His opening salvo says that “it’s only the things that don’t make sense, that matter”. Here are some of the chapter headings that  include: 1 – The “Missing Universe”.  We can only account for about 4% of the […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins

      http://www.audible.com/pd/Science-Technology/The-Selfish-Gene-Audiobook/B004QDTA9Y   Author, Richard Dawkins, does an outstanding job in laying out a lot of scientific evidence of why living organisms (humans included) do what they do throughout nature.  Is it a simple matter of survival, or do most living organisms actually undergo a process of “cost/benefit” analysis? This book does a […]