sorenn111: The Selfish Gene has been the most influential book on my life. Especially when Dawkins makes the point about pre-darwininan philosophy needing rethinking. His point being... read comments

sunstone: E.O. Wilson (Nobel Prize winner). A small book, with simple sentences and a lot of ideas you won't have thought of. read comments

ekr: After reading this, you will understand (and be able to predict) a lot of patterns of human behavior. read comments

jcroll: Looking at humans as just another animal through the lens of a zoologist is eye opening. read comments

drivativ: Covers the kind of fundamentals of science everyone should understand. read comments

ChuckMcM: It connected a lot of interesting dots and provided for me what I consider the first plausible process by which life could arise out of the soup. There is an interesting twist about... read comments

knowuh: A quick read, and fun thought experiment. It's inspirational for engineering tinkering types. read comments

wpietri: It's nominally about the social relationships of a chimp colony in a Dutch zoo. But it made me see the extent to which humans are just another great ape, and a lot of human dynamics are... read comments

talkingtab: What is money? A message bus in a complex adaptive system. Lots of other stuff out there on complexity but this has a unique perspective. read comments

aethertap: Is just plain mind-blowing, or at least it was for me. It's about the inner mechanics of living cells, and does a really good job of conveying how insanely complex life is. read comments