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Books

  • Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem
  • Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
  • How Not to Diet: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss
  • Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything
  • Speed: Facing Our Addiction to Fast and Faster–And Overcoming OurFear of Slowing Down
  • The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
  • The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don’t
  • The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: How to Know What’s Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake
  • Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn’t Designed for You
  • Emancipation of a Black Atheist
  • Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
  • God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales
  • A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars
  • Every Day is an Atheist Holiday
  • The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness
  • Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
  • Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
  • Experts

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Hans Rosling
  • Mandisa Thomas
  • Eugene Kiely
  • David Mikkelson
  • Adam Conover
  • Cara Santa Maria
  • Jenara Nerenberg
  • Penn Jillette
  • Dr. Steven Novella
  • James Randi
  • Julia Galef
  • Stephanie Brown
  • B.J. Fogg
  • Sabrina E. Dent, DMin
  • Jeremiah Camara
  • Emily Kwong
  • Ricky Gervais
  • Nancy Hopkins
  • Raychelle Burks
  • Jane K. Willenbring
  • Diona Reasonover
  • D.K. Evans
  • Cordelia Fine
  • Hakeem Oluseyi
  • Mary Roach
  • Movies/Videos

  • Contradiction: A Question of Faith
  • An Honest Liar
  • Bill Nye: Science Guy
  • Picture a Scientist
  • Holy Hierarchy: The Religious Roots of Racism In America
  • Podcasts

  • Periodic Talks
  • Rationally Speaking Podcast
  • Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe
  • Penn’s Sunday School
  • Talk Nerdy
  • Series

  • Adam Ruins Everything
  • Bill Nye Saves the World
  • Atypical
  • Brainchild
  • Websites

  • Americans United for Separation of Church and State
  • NutritionFacts.org
  • Black Nonbelievers (BN)
  • FactCheck.org
  • Snopes
  • Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

    Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

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    Book Decription:

    “America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of—or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists—who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts.
    Like all of Roach’s books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.

    Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Environmental Science, Evolution, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, HEALTH, Ideologies, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Medical Experts, Nutrition, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Planning, Quantity vs Quality, Religious Thinking, Science, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Technology, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Author: Mary Roach

    Website: Link

    Publisher: W. W. Norton Company

    Publishing Date: 2014-04-01

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    Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

    Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

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    Book Decription:

    The best-selling author of Stiff and Bonk explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity. From the Space Shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule, Mary Roach takes us on the surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.

    Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Disasters and Tragedies, Emotions, Environmental Science, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Mental Health, Numbers and Mathematics, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Planning, Quantity vs Quality, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Technology, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, and What Should Be

    Author: Mary Roach

    Website: Link

    Publisher: W. W. Norton Company

    Publishing Date: 2011-04-04

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    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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    Book Decription:

    Impossible (and irreverent) as it may sound, Roach has written a book about corpses that’s both lively and fresh. She traveled around the globe to conduct her forensic investigations, and her findings are wryly intelligent. While the myriad uses for cadavers recounted are often graphic, Roach imbues her subject with a sense of dignity, choosing to emphasize the oddly noble purposes corpses serve, from organ donation to lifesaving medical research.

    Readers will come away convinced of the enormous debt that we, the living, owe to the study of the remains of the dead. And while it may not offer the answer to the ancient mystery we were hoping for, Stiff offers a strange sort of comfort in the knowledge that, in a sense, death isn’t necessarily the end.

    Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Empathy, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Ideologies, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Planning, Quantity vs Quality, Regrets, Relationships, Science, Social Skills, Societies, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Author: Mary Roach

    Website: Link

    Publisher: W. W. Norton Company

    Publishing Date: 2004-05-17

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    Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law

    Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law

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    Book Decription:

    Roach tags along with animal-attack forensics investigators, human-elephant conflict specialists, bear managers, and “danger tree” faller blasters. Intrepid as ever, she travels from leopard-terrorized hamlets in the Indian Himalaya to St. Peter’s Square in the early hours before the pope arrives for Easter Mass, when vandal gulls swoop in to destroy the elaborate floral display. She taste-tests rat bait, learns how to install a vulture effigy, and gets mugged by a macaque.

    Combining little-known forensic science and conservation genetics with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, langur impersonators, and trespassing squirrels, Roach reveals as much about humanity as about nature’s lawbreakers. When it comes to “problem” wildlife, she finds, humans are more often the problem—and the solution. Fascinating, witty, and humane, Fuzz offers hope for compassionate coexistence in our ever-expanding human habitat.

    Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Biases, Blame, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Environmental Science, Evolution, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Planning, Power, Quantity vs Quality, Rewards and Punishments, Science, Societies, THINKING, This or That Thinking, and What Should Be

    Author: Mary Roach

    Website: Link

    Publisher: W. W. Norton Company

    Publishing Date: 2021-09-14

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    Mary Roach

    Mary Roach

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    Biography:

    Mary Roach is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, including STIFF: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers; GULP: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, and PACKING FOR MARS: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. Her new book FUZZ: When Nature Breaks the Law, debuts in September 2021. Mary’s books have been published in 21 languages, and her second book, SPOOK, was a New York Times Notable Book. Mary has written for National Geographic, Wired, The New York Times Magazine, and the Journal of Clinical Anatomy, among others. She was a guest editor of the Best American Science and Nature Writing series and an Osher Fellow with the San Francisco Exploratorium and serves as an advisor for Orion and Undark magazines. She has been a finalist for the Royal Society’s Winton Prize and a winner of the American Engineering Societies’ Engineering Journalism Award, in a category for which, let’s be honest, she was the sole entrant.

    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Environmental Science, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Planning, Power, Quantity vs Quality, Relationships, Rewards and Punishments, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Technology, The Scientific Method, THINKING, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Website: Link

    Works of Mary Roach

    Books
  • Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
  • Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
  • Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
  • Movies/Videos

    Podcasts

    Series

    Websites

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    The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

    The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

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    Book Decription:

    Offering herself up as a human guinea pig in a series of thoroughly unscientific experiments, Poundstone tries out a different get-happy hypothesis in each chapter of her data-driven search. She gets in shape with taekwondo. She drives fast behind the wheel of a Lamborghini. She communes with nature while camping with her daughter, and commits to getting her house organized (twice!). Swing dancing? Meditation? Volunteering? Does any of it bring her happiness? You may be laughing too hard to care.

    The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness is both a story of jumping into new experiences with both feet and a surprisingly poignant tale of a single working mother of three children (not to mention dozens of cats, a dog, a bearded dragon lizard, a lop-eared bunny, and one ant left from her ant farm) who is just trying to keep smiling while living a busy life.

    The queen of the skepticism-fueled rant, Paula Poundstone stands alone in her talent for bursting bubbles and slaying sacred cows.

    Categories: BEHAVIOR, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Emotions, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Planning, Pride & Shame, Rewards and Punishments, Science, Social Skills, Teachers and Mentors, The Scientific Method, THINKING, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Author: Paula Poundstone

    Website: Link

    Publisher: Algonquin Books

    Publishing Date: 2017-05-09

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    Every Day is an Atheist Holiday

    Every Day is an Atheist Holiday

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    Book Decription:

    The larger, louder half of legendary magic act Penn & Teller, and New York Times bestselling author of GOD, NO!, is back with a new collection of spiritual rants and hilarious ravings — the perfect year-round gift, when you consider that EVERY DAY IS AN ATHEIST HOLIDAY.

    Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Evolution, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Happiness, HEALTH, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Other People Exist, Pride & Shame, Religious Thinking, Social Skills, Societies, THINKING, This or That Thinking, and What Should Be

    Author: Penn Jillette

    Website: Link

    Publisher: Blue Rider Press

    Publishing Date: 2012-11-01

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    Holy Hierarchy: The Religious Roots of Racism In America

    Contradiction: A Question of Faith and Holy Hierarchy: The Religious Roots of Racism In America

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    Expert: Jeremiah Camara

    Website: Link

    Release Date: 2018-01-01

    Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Pride & Shame, Race and Racism, Religious Thinking, Rewards and Punishments, Societies, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Hakeem Oluseyi

    Hakeem Oluseyi

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    Biography:

    Hakeem Muata Oluseyi is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, inventor, educator, science communicator, author, actor, veteran, and humanitarian.

    In 2021, he published an autobiography titled: A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars co-authored with Joshua Horwitz.

    His best known scientific contributions are research on the transfer of mass and energy through the Sun’s atmosphere; the development of space-borne observatories for studying astrophysical plasmas and dark energy; and the development of transformative technologies in ultraviolet optics, detectors, computer chips, and ion propulsion.

    Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Numbers and Mathematics, Other People Exist, Planning, Race and Racism, Regrets, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The Scientific Method, THINKING, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Website: Link

    Works of Hakeem Oluseyi

    Books
  • A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars
  • Movies/Videos

    Podcasts

    Series

    Websites

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    A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars

    A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars

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    Book Decription:

    A NASA astrophysicist narrates his improbable journey from an impoverished childhood and an adolescence mired in drugs and crime to the nation’s top physics PhD program at Stanford in this inspiring coming-of-age memoir.

    Born into extreme poverty and emotional deprivation, James Edward Plummer was blessed with a genius I.Q. and a love of science. But in his community, a young bookworm quickly becomes a target for violence and abuse. As he struggles to survive his childhood in some of the toughest cities in the country, and his teenage years in the equally poor backwoods of Mississippi, James adopts the hybrid persona of a “gangsta nerd”–dealing weed in juke joints while winning state science fairs with computer programs that untangle the mysteries of Einstein’s relativity theory.

    Categories: Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Numbers and Mathematics, Opinions, Other People Exist, Planning, Pride & Shame, Race and Racism, Regrets, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The Scientific Method, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Author: Hakeem Oluseyi

    Website: Link

    Publisher: Ballantine Books

    Publishing Date: 2021-06-15

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