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The Survival of the Wisest
The Survival of the Wisest
by Jonas Salk
Edition: Hardcover
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple & Satisfying, May 5, 2014
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Aside from utilizing the word "man" everywhere when referring to all members of the species--and it does get annoying considering how often it is used and that women make up more than a negligible percentage of the species--the concepts and theme of the book are quite clearly and carefully presented. More than that, he prognosticates quite well given the population when the book was written and where we are today. Highly recommended... - lc


Blackfish
Blackfish
DVD
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great focused documentary, but one sided, January 18, 2014
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I really liked this documentary, however, it didn't really move me enough to not go to SeaWorld or to get them to eliminate the killer whale exhibit. Perhaps it's silly to be riding a killer whale to begin with. If there are folks that want to ride them or play with them or dance with them in public tanks, well, isn't that just their decision. I'm sure one of the pieces of advice mentioned in kindergarten was not to swim with sharks and killer whales. Some just won't listen. Highly recommended... - lc


A Low Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet Manual: No Sugar, No Starch Diet
A Low Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet Manual: No Sugar, No Starch Diet
by Dr. Eric C. Westman M.D.
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good template, January 18, 2014
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If you like carrying around a diary to remind you what you should and shouldn't eat, not to mention to write down what you are eating to track your performance on the ketogenic diet, then this pamphlet size book is for you. Recommended... - lc


Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (Routledge Classics)
Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (Routledge Classics)
by Karl Raimund Popper
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Popper the purest, Popper the skeptic, Popper the optimist, January 18, 2014
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CONJECTURES AND REFUTATIONS is Sir Karl Poppers most significant contribution. Many post-postmodern philosophers of science say that Poppers falsification has been replaced with observations and predictions. Funny, they must not have read Popper's book thoroughly, for Popper had much to say on the subject. Highly recommended... - lc


The Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History
The Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History
by Nicholas P. Money
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good book by Money, May 8, 2013
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Presented as a collection of a few short stories, THE TRIUMPH OF THE FUNGI: A ROTTEN HISTORY is a good, accessible work of non-fiction written by a master of both fungi and prose. Dr. Money is such an engaging writer, that all his books are worth reading. This particular book focuses on the most deadly fungi, at least from the perspective of the organisms that are being killed. Indeed, according to some plants, these few fungi are mass murderers on the scale of many orders of magnitude greater that the worst of human murderers. Highly recommended... - lc


The Brain Trust Program: A Scientifically Based Three-Part Plan to Improve Memory, Elevate Mood, EnhanceAttention, Alleviate Migraine and Menopausal Symptoms, and Boost Mental
The Brain Trust Program: A Scientifically Based Three-Part Plan to Improve Memory, Elevate Mood, EnhanceAttention, Alleviate Migraine and Menopausal Symptoms, and Boost Mental
by Larry McCleary
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What about saturated fat?, March 16, 2013
You may be interested in reading THE BRAIN TRUST PROGRAM, by Larry McCleary, MD, which accessibly describes the important component parts of the nervous system, then delivers a striking contrast to all the also-ran diet-brain books published on how to best support them through diet. Although he doesn't outright advocate a low-carbohydrate diet, his 7-day menu plan sure does resemble one. A person with diabetes would simply need to skimp further on the fruit and minimal multi-grain bread and crackers mentioned. I'd highly recommend this book if only he supported the consumption of saturated fat, which he still doesn't even in his most recent book FEED YOUR BRAIN LOSE YOUR BELLY. Recommended... - lc


100,000,000 Guinea Pigs: Dangers in Everyday Foods, Drugs and Cosmetics
100,000,000 Guinea Pigs: Dangers in Everyday Foods, Drugs and Cosmetics
by Arthur Kallet
Edition: Hardcover
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could have been written last week, February 24, 2013
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Probably no other commodity has been responsible for so much downright and expensive lying by the respectable advertising agencies as toothpaste has. Despite all claims to the contrary, no toothpaste will keep your teeth from decaying, even if you use it ten times a day; no toothpaste that is safe for daily use will make your teeth white in one day, three days, or a thousand days; no toothpaste will prevent or cure pyorrhea or any other disease condition of the gums or mouth; no toothpaste will correct, except during an insignificant interval immediately following its use, acid condition of the mouth; no toothpaste will destroy enough mouth organisms to make any difference in anyone's health or well-being.

Such wonderful prose and, had it been written last week, would have been spot on. Fact is, the words were written in 1933 by the authors of this wonderful book and it seems not much has changed, except, of course, that now big pharma profits are much higher, fear mongering and selling solutions to those fears, even if they don't work. The drugs and ointments have changed, but the theory is still alive and well. I've wasted my time on this planet; should have been a pharmaceutical representative.

Highly recommended... - lc


Cholesterol Treatment: A Review of the Clinical Trials Evidence
Cholesterol Treatment: A Review of the Clinical Trials Evidence
by United States Government Accountability
Edition: Paperback
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Our government's review of cholesterol trials, February 22, 2013
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A short--107 page--review of the clinical trials evidence supporting cholesterol treatment, this large pamphlet provides just that, in addition to the non-evidence based recommendation of limiting fat, and, especially saturated fat in the diet. Among the gems: "The reduction in CHD deaths in 4S (the Scandanavian Simvastatin Survival Study) means that 29 patients diagnosed with CHD would have to be treated with simvastatin at the trial dosages for 5.4 years to prevent one CHD death. Given the WOSCOPS trial data, 143 middle-aged men with no evidence of a previous heart attack would have to be treated for 5 years to prevent one death from cardiovascular causes." (Page 16)

In short, there's no reason to be taking statins, and now our government agrees, though even folks there still don't understand that it's the carbohydrates--especially sugar--that are causing our downfall and not the fat.

Recommended... - lc


The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition
by Thomas S. Kuhn
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A remarkable book, February 20, 2013
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Deeply insightful, THE STRUCTURE OF SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTIONS is Dr. Kuhn's famous work explaining and tracing scientific paradigms, unprecedented achievements attracting an enduring group of adherents. Kuhn's value-add of is explaining how to pave the way for outdated paradigms to be superseded with new ones:

"But paradigm debates are not really about relative problem-solving ability, though for good reasons they are usually couched in those terms. Instead, the issue is which paradigm should in the future guide research on problems many of which neither competitor can yet claim to resolve completely. A decision between alternate ways of practicing science is called for, and in the circumstances of that decision must be based less on past achievement than future promise."

Highly recommended... - lc


Gaining Ground, Second Edition: The Origin and Evolution of Tetrapods (Life of the Past)
Gaining Ground, Second Edition: The Origin and Evolution of Tetrapods (Life of the Past)
by Jennifer A. Clack
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $42.32
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tetra stars for tetrapods, January 5, 2013
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This is an impressive book. Dr. Clack has put together a textbook-quality history of fossils and phylogenies to tell the tale of us tetrapods. Included are detailed comparative anatomy tables that brings amateurs up to speed on, well, everything. 18 color plates add nice context. If you can't get enough Tiktaalik or Ichthyostega, this book is for you. Highly recommended... - lc


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