Tag Archive | Evolution

James Donaldson’s Book Review: Why Are You Atheists So Angry? : 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless by Greta Christina

This is a little bit different of a type of book than what I typically read, being that I am still a “card-carrying Christian man of faith”, but I do notice the world around me, and I have noticed the influence of the church waning especially in today’s social climate. And also, in looking around […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review Report: Universe From Nothing by Lawrence Krauss

Whew, this book was a little more “heavy” than I anticipated, but still full of very good (if not abstract) information that was somewhat hard to keep up with, but if you have an interest in the formation of the universe, this would be a great book for you. Of course, this brings into focus […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Natural Selections: Selfish Altruists, Honest Liars, and Other Realities of Evolution by David P. Barash

I thought this book was a humorous look at human behavior, evolution, the roles that genes play in our everyday activities. It was a “light enough” book, where I didn’t have to look up every other scientific words to try to understand what the meaning was. But, at the same time, and had good substance […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson

Edward O Wilson, author of this fantastic book, really takes us on a journey of the history of mankind, but goes even further, to search for “The Meaning of Human Existence”. He’s got a great delivery style, which makes studying science and history, not overly technical, but actually enjoyable, has he can “paint a picture” […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction by Bernard Wood

This was a very interesting book, and the fact that it was short, concise, and to the point in regards to human evolution and the interesting work of paleoanthropology. I know that many times science can be “dry and bland”, but author, Bernard Wood, does a nice job in keeping things interesting and moving along […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, From Stardust to Living Planet by Robert Hazen

This was a fascinating look at the origins of Earth and throughout the eons of it constantly changing evolving existence. Humans of only been a part of that for very short time, an actual blip on the radar screen, and we’ll see how things go into the future. The author does a fantastic job of […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Darwin Awards: Evolution In Action by Wendy Northcutt

This book was a mostly humorous luck at unique ways that people found to meet their demise. Of course, “99.9% of the accounts are men” doing crazy things, and there are one or two episodes of women doing something just as crazy. You read in this book everything humanly possible ranging from numerous ways that […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Age Of Empathy by Frans De Waal

Do you ever wonder why we behave the way we behave? Why, animals so eerily behave very similarly to humans? Why some people are seemingly more empathetic and sympathetic than others? Why we develop a sense of “us versus them” mentality? Do you ever question whether the “love” that you give and have received, is […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Why Is The Penis Shaped Like That by Jesse Bering

http://www.audible.com/pd/Science-Technology/Why-Is-the-Penis-Shaped-Like-That-Audiobook/B007ZSRM3S Okay, you got me!  I have to admit that the title of the book caught my attention, but once I got into it, I realized that this book is chock full of information on the body and body parts that I typically don’t give much thought to.  I do now! The book goes into […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review: Catching Fire by Richard Wrangham

http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_2?asin=B002V1CJPU&qid=1355709517&sr=1-2 This was a fascinating audio book about some of the early behaviors of human beings.  The author does a wonderful job and the style in which he writes the book, to help the readers get a visual picture of what life must of been like in the very beginnings of human existence.  And he […]


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