Spent by Geoffrey Miller – Review

“What are you reading?” “Spent, by Geoffrey Miller. It’s a book I’m going to review on easternblot. It’s about the psychology of consumerism.” “Oh, wow, I need to read that.” A week later, I was reading Spent on my lunch break, in a student study lounge. It wasn’t very busy,…

Mr. Darwin, you make me blush

My birthday this year was somewhat overshadowed by Darwin’s 200th in the same week. But both Darwin and I are victims of the yearly creep of that Hallmarkest of Holidays – Valentine’s Day. Well-meaning friends might step into Ye Olde Card Shoppe, looking to purchase a birthday card for Darwin…

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. I’m not good at it at all (yarrrr?) but I made up for it by reading a book about pirates. Pirates and scientists, to be precise. In The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe, the crew of a pirate ship…