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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

by Steve Brusatte This book about the “Age of Dinosaurs”, which lasted nearly 200 million years (see blue highlighted Mesozoic era), was an entertaining read. The general public underestimates the length of time dinosaurs lived. There is more time between Stegosaurus and T. rex (80-95 million years) than there is between T. rex and usContinue reading “The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World”

The Death of Expertise Part I: The Good

The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters by Tom Nichols Tom Nichols’ The Death of Expertise shows how this rejection of experts has occurred: the openness of the internet, the emergence of a customer satisfaction model in higher education, and the transformation of the news industry into a 24-hour entertainment machine,Continue reading “The Death of Expertise Part I: The Good”

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