#science

Calling Bullshit

How to spot bullshit and what to do after that. Funny and important book.

Enlightenment now

Velmi dlouhý argument o tom, proč je věda, vzdělání dobrá.

How To

Another funny book from the author of XKCD comics.

Jak se dělá imunita

Stručný přehled o fungování imunity

Logicomix

I read it in Czech as my neighbour borrowed me the book.

Metamagical Themas

An anthology of Hofstadter’s articles in Scientific American

Open Access

A good overview of the issue with publishing science

Science in the Soul

Richard Dawkins selected short writings

Sedm zákonů

Pohled na zrod, vzestup a pád civilizací z výšky. Směs Diamonda, Harariho, Roslinga, …

The Better Angels of Our Nature

A clever argument in favour of optimism.

The Book of Why

Not very engaging but definitely important topic of correlation, causation, statistics and AI.

The Demon-Haunted World

A great book by a great scholar. I expected more science and less politics, but still, great reading.

The Emperor of All Maladies

Cancer seems to be an inevitable part of our biology

The Formation of Vegetable Mould

The last book of Darwin which perfectly shows how rigorous he was and that he was such a talent for discovering of long-term phenomena.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

I should probably read the whole book, this blink certainly was interesting!

The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

This is a must-read for all students. The style is not very entertaining but there are only a few such impactful book in the world.

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

A contemporary has said, not unjustly, that in this materialistic age of ours the ser ious scientifi c workers are the only profoundly religious people. (Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 04:19 PM, page 257) ‘More is different’ (Monday, September 29, 2014, 07:17 AM, page 400)

The Science Book

A brief history of natural sciences. Heavily biased towards physics and chemistry.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Hard to read. Both history and acquaintance made me doubt that practitioners of the natural sciences possess firmer or more permanent answers to such questions than their colleagues in social science. (Friday, July 17, 2015, 03:59 PM, page 73-74) Normal science, for example, often suppresses fundamental novelties because they are necessarily subversive of its basic commitments. (Friday, July 17, 2015, 04:29 PM, page 212-13) That is why a new theory, however special its range of application, is seldom or never just an increment to what is already known.