'Books' Archive

On Bullshit

February 23rd, 2006 / Books, Psychology / Comments Off on On Bullshit

Here is an excerpt of a great little book called "On Bullshit" by Harry Frankfurt. The full text can be viewed here.One of the most salient features of ...

Ray Kurzweil on Future Energy

October 18th, 2005 / Books, Energy Transition / 1 comment

Ray Kurzweil's new book, "The Singularity is Near" is a stunning compendium of future history. To those not familiar with Kurzweil's method, the book reads like far-fetched science fiction. In ...

Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge by Jeremy Narby, PhD

September 1st, 2001 / Books / Comments Off on Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge by Jeremy Narby, PhD

I wanted an introduction to the rituals of Ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic South American plant concoction, something I'd heard about from a friend and thought I might like to experience at ...