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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Review: 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense by Michael Brooks

Tweet The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not “Eureka!,” but “That’s funny…”  — Isaac Asimov 13 Things that Don’t Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time (Vintage) begins with the above quote by Isaac Asimov that succinctly describes the premise of the […]

Book Review: 1491 by Charles Mann

Tweet Charles Mann begins his book with a section describing “Holmberg’s Mistake” which basically assumes “that Native American’s lived in an eternal, unhistoried state.” Mann spends the remainder of 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus dispelling that myth and opening the reader’s mind to a barrage of new revelations backed by academic work. […]