Monday, November 09, 2009

Amazon's Top Ten Science Books for 2009

 
Check out the Best of 2009 for two lists of the top ten science books. One list was chosen by "editors" and the other list was chosen by "readers."

There are some interesting differences ... and it's not what you expect.


[Hat Tip: Jason Rosenhouse whose book The Monty Hall Problem: The Remarkable Story of Math's Most Contentious Brainteaser made one of the lists.

5 comments :

  1. Interesting lists but what is "Signature in the Cell" doing in a list of science books?

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  2. Re Dr. J

    I agree. Steven Meyers' book is about as scientific as homeopathy.

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  3. Interesting lists but what is "Signature in the Cell" doing in a list of science books?

    That's hardly the first time a con job made it to a best sellers list!

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  4. Maybe "bloviation" would be a better word. That's hardly the first time a "bloviation" (or con job too) made it to a best sellers list.

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  5. Have any of you read the book? Ad hominem attacks do not constitute an argument from my point of view. Is that what neo-Darwinists resort to these days? Are your arguments that weak and inane?

    What are your substantive points of rebuttal to Meyer's text, beginning with his theoretical postulate re: the origin of the genetic code?

    If you haven't read the text, then why are you blindly dispensing of childish pejoratives?

    RR

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