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Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Nigella Lawson, Lis Parsons
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
Judy Norsigian, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Vivian Pinn

The Half-life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date

The Half-life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date - Samuel Arbesman I wish I thought that I would be able to remember everything I learned from this book, though Arbesman did give me an out by suggesting that the time has come to outsource our memories to the cloud because that's the best way of getting the latest information. But already I'm forgetting some of the mechanisms of error that humans are prone to, lapsing back into them. I can feel my sharp edges blurring.This is a wonderful book! Turns out that nearly everything can be quantified in ways I never dreamed before, and there are new and exciting ways to combine information to generate fresh discoveries that are just beginning to be explored. This book makes a person want to stand up and cheer.Recommended!