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  • God and the Folly of Faithby Victor J. Stenger

    Prometheus Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    A thorough and hard-hitting critique that is a must read for anyone interested in the interaction between religion and science. It has become the prevalent view among sociologists, historians, and some theistic scientists that religion and science have never been in serious conflict. Some even claim that Christianity was responsible for the development... more...

  • Untangling the Webby Aleks Krotoski

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 7.28

    The World Wide Web is the most revolutionary innovation of our time. In the last decade, it has utterly transformed our lives. But what real effects is it having on our social world? What does it mean to be a modern family when dinner table conversations take place over smartphones? What happens to privacy when we readily share our personal... more...

  • Causalityby Judea Pearl

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 44.00

    Written by one of the preeminent researchers in the field, this provides a comprehensive exposition of modern analysis of causation. more...

  • The Universe in a Single Atomby Dalai Lama

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2005; US$ 12.99

    Gallileo, Copernicus, Newton, Niels Bohr, Einstein. Their insights shook our perception of who we are and where we stand in the world and in their wake have left an uneasy co-existence: science vs. religion, faith vs. empirical enquiry. Which is the keeper of truth? Which is the true path to understanding reality? After forty years of study with some... more...

  • The Most Human Humanby Brian Christian

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 16.98

    For the first time in history, we are interacting with computers so sophisticated that we think they're human beings. This is a remarkable feat of human ingenuity, but what does it say about our humanity? Are we really no better at being human than the machines we've created? By mimicking our behaviour and conversation, computers have recently... more...

  • Our Final Hourby Martin Rees

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    From world-renowned astrophysicist Sir Martin Rees, a timely, brisk, and alarming look at the way today's technology could spell the end of tomorrow. more...

  • An Introduction to Decision Theoryby Martin Peterson

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    This clearly written introduction covers all main aspects of decision theory and features a full glossary and over 100 exercises. more...

  • Transcendenceby R.U. Sirius; Jay Cornell

    Red Wheel Weiser 2015; US$ 19.95

    Transhumanism is an international movement that advocates the use of science and technology to overcome the ?natural? limitations experienced by humanity, through such developments as: the Singularity?the creation of machine intelligences that exceed the capacities of our biological brains the ability to replicate individual minds and put them... more...

  • Eurekaby Chad Orzel

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    Even in the twenty-first century the popular image of a scientist is a reclusive genius in a lab coat, mixing formulas or working out equations inaccessible to all but the initiated few. The idea that scientists are somehow smarter than the rest of us is a common, yet dangerous, misconception, getting us off the hook for not knowing—or caring—how... more...

  • Scienceby Steve Fuller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 15.95

    In this challenging and provocative book, Steve Fuller contends that our continuing faith in science in the face of its actual history is best understood as the secular residue of a religiously inspired belief in divine providence. Our faith in science is the promise of a life as it shall be, as science will make it one day. Just as men once put their... more...