Napoleon’s Buttons: How Science and Superstition Shape History and Society

If anyone wants to support me on Patreon, here’s the link: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=6600631     I recently read an awesome book called Napoleon’s Buttons. It’s all about weird superstitious behaviours that have later been proven correct by science. Most of the time, they don’t make sense, but humans are naturally...

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How Emotions Are Made: Not the Way You Think: Part 2

If anyone wants to support me on Patreon, here’s the link: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=6600631     This is part two of a book review that I recently wrote on the amazing book called How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, by Lisa Feldman Barrett. Part one covers the basics of the argument, and this blog gets a little more into the...

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How Emotions Are Made: Not the Way You Think: Part 1

If anyone wants to support me on Patreon, here’s the link: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=6600631     I recently listened to an amazing audiobook called How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, by Lisa Feldman Barrett. It’s one of my new favourite non-fiction books of all time, and it’s easily the best one that I’ve...

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The Butterfly Effect: The Effects of Free Porn on Society

If anyone wants to support me on Patreon, here’s the link: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=6600631     I recently listened to the Audible series called the Butterfly Effect, by Jon Ronson. He’s written books like The Men Who Stare at Goats, which was made into a movie starring George Clooney. It’s based on the true story of an...

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Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds: A Review

    I recently finished listening to a fascinating audiobook called Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. It was written by a Scottish journalist named Charles Murray, in 1841, and was apparently one of the first studies on crowd psychology. Murray examines all kinds of crazy beliefs that large groups of people have...

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The Last Question, by Isaac Asimov: Did an A. I. Create the Universe?

I listened to the audio version of an awesome short story by Isaac Asimov the other day, called The Last Question. Asimov was one of the most prolific and creative science fiction authors of all time. He wrote over 300 books, including the famous Foundation and Robot series. I, Robot, the first of those novels, got made into a movie with Will Smith. I thought...

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