Review: Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle

I expected more of this book. The initial chapters are pretty bad, not very scientific or rigorous in the argumentation. The later chapters were much more interesting, leading to a total rating of mediocre. www.goodreads.com/book/show/744918.Laws_of_Fear gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=552D4DCAE50ACA6B17E8833CEF9DEBE3&open=0   I do not venture a survey here, but it is reasonable to speculate that in actual practice, nations…

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Review: Bad Pharma

www.goodreads.com/book/similar/19171192-bad-pharma-how-drug-companies-mislead-doctors-and-harm-patients lib.free-college.org/view.php?id=864114   Having already read Peter Gøtzsche’s Dødelig medicin og organiseret kriminalitet: Hvordan medicinalindustrien har korrumperet sundhedsvæsenet. Art People, 2013, this book did not bring so much new. However, it did present things better than Gøtzsche did. To be fair, he focused mostly on proving that the farma industry are organized criminals. I agree,…

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Review: The raising of intelligence

www.goodreads.com/book/show/17772014-raising-of-intelligence-the Spitz, Herman H. The raising of intelligence: A selected history of attempts to raise retarded intelligence. 1986. bookos.org/book/2175637/d00805 Very useful book. I had read about it in multiple sources. It is a history of attempts to cure the retarded and in general raise intelligence. The answer to the question “how much can we boost…

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Review: The intelligence of dogs

The Intelligence of Dogs A Guide to the Thoughts, Emotions, and Inner Lives of Our Canine Companions Stanley Coren 320p   This book is not very technical, has almost no numbers or sources in it. It contains a wealth of at times funny anecdotes. It also contains references to shitty science, mostly Gardner and Sternberg’s…

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Review: Genes, Peoples, and Languages

www.goodreads.com/book/show/331816.Genes_Peoples_and_Languages lib.free-college.org/search.php?search_type=magic&search_text=GENES%2C+PEOPLES+AND++LANGUAGES+&submit=Dig+for   I read it mostly becus i cudnt find his more critically acclaimed book online (www.goodreads.com/book/show/404414.The_History_and_Geography_of_Human_Genes).   The book is written in low-level nonfiction, i.e. very few academic sources cited. Lots of claims that require sources. While this is okay in the area the author is an expert, it fails hard in the…

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Review: Making sense of heritability

Download: www.libgen.net/search.php?search_type=magic&search_text=making+sense+of+heritability&submit=Dig+for   This is a GREAT book, which goes down to the basics about heritability and the various claims people have made against it. Highly recommended. Best book of the 29 i have read this year.   The denial of genetically based psychological differences is the kind of sophisti- cated error normally accessible only…

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