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Richard Dawkins

Author : Mark Ridley
ISBN : 0199214662
Genre : Science
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This sparkling collection explores the impact of Richard Dawkins as scientist, rationalist, and one of the most important thinkers alive today. Specially commissioned pieces by leading figures in science, philosophy, literature, and the media, such as Daniel C. Dennett, Matt Ridley, Steven Pinker, Philip Pullman, and the Bishop of Oxford, highlight the breadth and range of Dawkins' influence on modern science and culture, from the gene's eye view of evolution to his energetic engagement in public debates on science, rationalism, and religion. The volume includes personal reminiscences and critical debate as well as accessible discussions of science - it provides a stimulating tribute to a remarkable intellectual.

The New Celebrity Scientists

Author : Declan Fahy
ISBN : 9781442233430
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Fahy profiles an array of publicly—and internationally—prominent scientists, exploring how they captured popular imagination, achieved celebrity, and used their ideas to influence our understanding of the world.

The Watchman S Rattle

Author : Rebecca D Costa
ISBN : 9781448131754
Genre : Science
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Why does it feel as if our most challenging problems today- the worldwide recession, global warming, fast-spreading viruses, terrorism and poverty- aren't getting solved? What if our brain has limits that prevent it from solving such complex problems? If ancient civilisations collapsed because they, too, hit a cognitive limitation, are we headed for a similar collapse, and if so, can it be prevented? Using historical and modern-day examples, The Watchman's Rattle describes the cognitive gridlock that sets in when complexity races ahead of the brain's ability to manage it. Beginning with the Mayans, Khmer and Roman Empires, Costa shows how the tendency to find a quick fix to problems by focusing on symptoms instead of searching for permanent solutions, leads to frightening long-term consequences: Society's ability to solve its most challenging, intractable problems becomes gridlocked, progress slows and collapse ensues. But, as Costa reveals, there is a growing body of scientific evidence that the human brain can be retrained to comprehend, analyse and resolve massively complex problems. A process of intuitive thinking, which Neuroscientists refer to as 'insight'. Part history, part social science, part biology, The Watchman's Rattle is sure to provoke, engage and incite change.

Author : Sir Richard Branson
ISBN : 9789960549149
Genre : Business & Economics
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تعلم أسرار رمز عالمي عملت جاهداً طوال حياتي لتحقيق النجاح بصفتي رجل أعمال، وفي مغامراتي بصفتي مؤلفاً، وبصفتي أباً وزوجاً فخوراً. وإنني اليوم أريد أن أتقاسم الحقائق العديدة التي تعلمتها على طول الطريق إلى النجاح، وبالأخص تلك التي ساعدتني على أن أكون أفضل ما أستطيع. وهذه الحقائق تشتمل على: كن واثقاً من نفسك. صدّق بأنه يمكن فعل أي شيء. عش حياتك كاملة. لا تستسلم أبدا. تعلّم هذه الحقائق البسيطة وغيرها، وآمل أن تلهمك كي تحصل على أقصى ما يمكن من حياتك وأن تحقق أهدافك، لا تصغ لكلام الناس؛ لأنهم يحاولون دائماً إقناعك بعدم جدوى أفكارك ويقولون: «لا يمكن فعله»، ولكن إذا كانت لديك ثقة بنفسك سوف تجد أنك تستطيع تحقيق كل شيء تقريباً. العبيكان للنشر

Why God Won T Go Away

Author : Alister McGrath
ISBN : 9780281065769
Genre : Religion
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The recent rise of the New Atheism has aroused great general interest, thrown up questions of fundamental importance, and started a fascinating conversation. Why God Won't Go Away invites us to join in. The volume opens with a survey of the main ideas of the New Atheism, as expressed in the works of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens. We then examine the core views of the movement closely, making due reference to its 'virtual community' of websites and blogs. Subjects explored include: whether religion is delusional and evil, the belief that human beings are fundamentally good, whether we should have faith only in what can be proved through reason and science, the idea that the best hope for humanity is a 'New Enlightenment' The result is a lively and highly thought-provoking volume that poses a number of interesting questions. Why is religion experiencing a resurgence in the twenty-first century, when we are meant to have grown out of such a primitive fixation? Has the New Atheism's fascination with rationality led to a fatal underestimation of the longing of the human heart to adore? And if, as Christopher Hitchens writes in exasperation, religion is 'ineradicable', doesn't this tiresome fact suggest that dismissing belief in God as irrational and unscientific might just be a waste of time?

Science

Author : John Michels (Journalist)
ISBN : MINN:31951P00972595F
Genre : Science
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The Extended Phenotype

Author : Richard Dawkins
ISBN : 0192880519
Genre : Science
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In this influential and controversial book that has become a classic in popular science writing, Dawkins furthers his fascinating look at the evolution of life and natural selection.

The Lancet

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The Fear Of Insignificance

Author : C. Strenger
ISBN : 9780230117662
Genre : Political Science
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This book shows how, after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the Gospel of the free market became the only world-religion of universal validity. The belief that all value needs to be quantifiable was extended to human beings, whose value became dependent on their rating on the various ranking-scales in the global infotainment system.

The Selfish Genius

Author : Fern Elsdon-Baker
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124129029
Genre : Science
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Richard Dawkins' brand of evolutionary theory - which says that natural selection acts at the level of genes, not organisms or species - now seems to dominate our understanding of what Darwinism is all about. His shoot-from-the-hip style of communicating science has also fuelled a growing but unproductive feud between science and religion. But does Dawkins give us the full picture? Does disagreeing with him necessarily make you anti-Darwin, or anti-science? Fern Elsdon-Baker explores the historical, philosophical and scientific arguments that are beginning to show the cracks in Dawkins' thinking. Published in the year that celebrates the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species", "The Selfish Genius" argues that Dawkins' way of seeing evolution - and indeed the world - is far from the only one possible, and that his popular image as the guardian of Darwinism in fact does it a disservice."

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