Articles By: Daniel Bastian

REVIEW: The Secret

REVIEW: The Secret

Don’t be alarmed. I read this so you don’t have to. Oh and this is the first review in which I’ve actually used a curse word. So there’s that.

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REVIEW: Poetry of the Universe

REVIEW: Poetry of the Universe

In this brief volume Robert Osserman opens up the aesthetic space as he volleys philosophy in between sets of mathematical exposition.

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REVIEW: Saying Yes

REVIEW: Saying Yes

Columnist Jacob Sullum’s data-centric treatise is requisite reading for informed discussion on drug use and, inevitably, the war on drugs–its basis, its value, its cultural implications.

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Extinction Event Brought Closer to Resolution

Extinction Event Brought Closer to Resolution

An updated study from MIT brings us closer to solving the largest extinction event of our planet’s history.

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Finding Meaning in Gravitational Waves

Finding Meaning in Gravitational Waves

This week’s discovery at the South Pole has allowed us to plumb the depths of time and learn more about the universe’s origins than ever before.

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REVIEW: The Demon-Haunted World

REVIEW: The Demon-Haunted World

Carl Sagan’s passion for science and skepticism is alive and well in this rallying call to future generations.

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REVIEW: The Man From St. Petersburg

REVIEW: The Man From St. Petersburg

International intrigue is on the loose again in this fast-paced novel set in the lead-up to World War I.

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New Poll on Evolution Acceptance Finds Troubling Trend

New Poll on Evolution Acceptance Finds Troubling Trend

The latest Pew poll finds that more conservatives than ever reject evolution.

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REVIEW: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

REVIEW: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

David and Goliath resumes Gladwell’s tradition of accomplished storytelling but is held back by a confused and murky theme and a lack of scientific rigor.

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REVIEW: Getting the Reformation Wrong

REVIEW: Getting the Reformation Wrong

This handy distillation addresses some of the common misreadings of the Reformation–its ideas, its context, its trajectories–that so abundantly reside along the shoals of modern Protestantism.

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REVIEW: The Vision Revolution

REVIEW: The Vision Revolution

In The Vision Revolution, I wade into some of the fascinating research being done on the story behind human vision.

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REVIEW: Brain Candy

REVIEW: Brain Candy

I review Garth Sundem’s 2010 brain science compilation, Brain Candy.

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