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This week Xander talks about the real Iron Man (a guy who made armour for fighting bears, and can see through walls), Darren impresses everyone by describing all the evolution books he has read, and Adam tears down the pernicious myth that you cannot read in a dream.
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Wikipedia about Troy
Some videos of the armour in action: 1 2 3 4
Troy’s youtube channel
Evolution Book Recommendations (red means ‘must read’)
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Darwin’s Origin of Species: A Biography by Janet Brown
Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory by Edward J. Larson
Wonderful Life by Stephen J. Gould
The Moral Animal by Robert Wright
The Blank Slate: The modern denial of human nature by Steven Pinker
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
Genome by Matt Ridley
Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin
Darwin’s Dangerous Idea by Daniel C. Dennett
A Darwinian Left by Peter Singer
Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species by Sarah Hrdy
Jon’s bonus recommendation: Evolution: Triumph of an Idea by Carl Zimmer
Myth of the Week: You cannot read while dreaming