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The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry

The science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality. The fundamental questions are answered, leaving ...

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Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe

We habitually think of the European past as the history of countries which exist today — France, Germany, Britain, Russia ...

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The Serpent's Promise: The Bible Retold as Science

The Bible was the first scientific textbook of all; and it got some things right (and plenty more wrong). Steve ...

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Night of Triumph

On VE night, 1945, the then teenage princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret, were allowed to leave the palace incognito and join ...

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From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia

The Victorian period, viewed in the West as a time of self-confident progress, was experienced by Asians as a catastrophe. ...

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There but for the

Imagine you give a dinner party and a friend of a friend brings a stranger to your house as his ...

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