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FASCINATING

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Reviewed: 07-05-20

Best audio lecture I've listened to this year, if not ever. You will learn some fundamental principles in computer science, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics and beyond, and what links these together.
Incredible scope, AND great depth for an audio lecture. It even describes the math when that's simple enough in audio format.
Outstanding lecturer too.

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Good overview of Physics.

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Reviewed: 30-04-20

A lot covered in so little space and time . . . . . . .

Sound science

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Reviewed: 20-02-20

Really enjoyed the audiobook. David Sinclair is brilliant and opinionated. He is an authority in the science of aging, and can teach you what works to live longer and what is to come. Social/political issues discussed in the last section of the book may be a bit biased, but the discussion still was reasonable and relevant.

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Bitcoin maximalism

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Reviewed: 16-01-20

Interesting audiobook, puts Bitcoin in context with Gold, Silver, altcoins and government money. I disagree with the singular role claimed for Bitcoin vs other cryptocurrencies, and the broad generalizations about altcoins. On the other hand, the historical analysis of money and monetary standards was great, and the criticism of the current hype of blockchain projects without underlying native Money was on point. Moral of the story: Focus on decentralized Digital Cash.

Should have been an essay

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Reviewed: 24-09-19

Too long and repetitive, but the central idea is important: So many aspects of life fall outside of normal statistical distributions, yet they are often treated by professionals as if they did. The field of economics is plagued by this fraud.

Powerful stories result from telling the truth.

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Reviewed: 14-08-19

Yes, telling the truth is a mess. But it will probably improve your life and maybe even make you free.
As usual, Brad makes his book justice with candid, funny, no-bullshit delivery.

Ranting and jokes, not much info

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Reviewed: 11-06-19

The thing I disliked was the frame that sexual taboos and sexual shaming only goes against women. They discuss mansplaining, etc.

They complain about Vulva and Vagina being confused and people not wanting to know the intricacies of female sexual organs... meanwhile millions of male babies' prepuce is cut as a totally acceptable practice in "progressive" western society. Nevermind its function, sexual and otherwise, nevermind sexual autonomy and freedom for men... That's a stigma too.

Get off your high horses and talk about the topic at hand. Menstruation, hormonal contraception, menopause, etc, are VERY important topics that need to be discussed more, both by women and by men. It is unfortunate that "bloody men" is the topic being discussed instead, when so many more productive topics could have been discussed.

Interesting cases, interpretations too Freudian.

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Reviewed: 27-02-19

Well written, interesting cases and some good insights from a lot of clinical experience. However, some interpretations of dreams, expressions and attitudes by the author seemed like rigid Freud style psychoanalysis which missed a larger field of possibilities... When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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Good lessons, but some examples are off.

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Reviewed: 11-02-19

Tools for rational thinking and healthy scepticism, to think about the many claims we hear around us more effectively... the theory is good, unfortunately the author fails to apply it in many of the examples given, that often end with abrupt, unsubstantiated, dubious claims by the author.
Still good, because this book helps you take the book itself with a grain of salt.

Narrator has a nasal voice, a bit annoying, but it didn't bother me much.

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Journalism at its finest. Brilliant.

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Reviewed: 26-01-19

This book is based on years of contact with people branded as extremists (some deserving the title, others not as much), and direct research of the claim they have in common: that a group of elitists/NWO/Jews/illuminati/satanists/lizards/etc meet in secret and rule from the shadows.
Jon has a sane, candid, funny attitude and a great narration style. His journey is thrilling, scary, and surprisingly informative. Must read.