The detailed synopsis of (what seems like) every book, play, or movie that ever mentioned rabies gets boring pretty fast.
Unfortunately, the book does not explicitly challenge if humans are adequate judges in the Turing test.
A cornucopia of charming mathematical anecdotes and facts
The purposeful one-sided rant makes the book lose all credibility, in particular since the arguments can easily be reversed – especially in the wake of Trump’s desperate challenge the US election outcome.
A highly entertaining fictionalized history of landmark scientific breakthroughs.
Filled with highly interesting statistics about the evolution of public perception on ethical issues.
Conveys lively how science was considered an undertaking for daring adventurers.
Well narrated account of how Christian and Muslim scholars traveled the world in search of ancient knowledge and preserved it through diligent copying.
A quite complete account of the life and death of one of the most fascinating figures of early computing.
Skillfully composed , mind-blowing narrative at different scales.
The book clearly illustrates that climate change is the prisoner’s dilemma ‘par excellence’
The author stresses that following negative results of experiments, theories are typically watered-down just to the extent that they are untestable – reminiscent of Bruno Latour’s “social constructionof scientific facts”
Remarkably intuitive and enlightening expose of a deep and complex subject; in the audio version even more appealing due to the warm yet solemn reading by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Isaacson’s narrative falacy (‘Leonardo never finishing what he starts’) is at odds with the public recognition he received in his own day and age.
Shocking to realize how much controversy surrounded Bayesian statistics before the explosion of computing power.
Despite all mathematical considerations, the prerequisite for a truly successful betting strategy inside knowledge.
Healthy food seems to be your safest bet for living longer, because technology that reverses aging is not (yet) available
What seems to have started as entrepreneurial over-confidence ended in a web of fraud and lies.