Anaerobics (Pre-Publication Booklet)

Intensity, Strength, Freedom, and Health Pre-publication Introduction By: Mark Baker Published: 2020 Read: 2020 Summary: Anaerobics proposes that most of the problems of human health come from being too domesticated. We are no longer exposed to the challenges that kept

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At Home in the Universe

The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity By: Stuart Kauffman Published: 1995 Read: 2018 Summary: This book describes the discovery of (self-)organization in nature and its role in the emergence of (the evolution of) life. How does order

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The New Science of Networks By: Albert-Laszlo Barabasi. Published: 2002. Read: 2019. Summary: The central thesis of this book is that in order to understand how complex systems work, you can’t just study its ever smaller parts. Understanding its parts

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The Laws of Medicine

Field Notes from an Uncertain ScienceBy: Siddhartha MukherjeePublished: 2015 Read: 2020 Summary: Despite the increasing accuracy of medical tests and other advances, much of modern medicine still takes place under conditions of incomplete information and uncertainty, partly because more complex

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How Capitalism Changes Conscience

By: Jonathan Haidt In: Centers for Humans and Nature Date: 28 September 2015 Key Concepts: Our world is changing fast. Ecologically, economically, demographically, etc. Most of us are disoriented by these changes. Rapid changes change our ethics. “Most important graph

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Homeostasis and Gauss Statistics

Barriers to understanding natural variability. By: Bruce J. West In: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice Date: 11 March 2010 Key Concepts: Most decision making revolves around pattern recognition [prediction]. Data => information => patterns => knowledge, models. Comparing patterns

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Why Information Grows

The evolution of order, from atoms to economies By: Cesar Hidalgo Published: 2015 Read: 2018 Summary: The concept of entropy dictates that disorder, randomness and chaos should increase over time. Yet, in the universe we see pockets of growing order,

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