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Gary Patterson has commented on (4) products.

The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by Jon Gertner
The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

Gary Patterson, January 1, 2013

The spirit of Bell Labs is alive on every page. Required reading for all
industrial scientists. Great reading for anyone interested in innovation.
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The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century by Istvban Hargittai
The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century

Gary Patterson, January 19, 2012

America owes a large debt of gratitude to the Martians of Science: Hungarian Jews who immigrated to America and helped us win WWII.
We owe a debt as well to Professor Hargittai, who thoroughly researched these five scientists and has told their tale
as only he can do. A thrilling tale of perseverance, genius and humanity!
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Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century by P W Singer
Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century

Gary Patterson, January 2, 2010

Singer is a great investigative journalist who is never afraid to deliver a zinger. While most people still think the subject of this book is science fiction, Singer has interviewed the actual people at Carnegie Mellon, MIT and elsewhere that are making the robotics revolution a potent part of the war effort. The moral questions are faced squarely, but this book can leave you bewildered about the future. Are we entering the new age of empowerment or have we descended into hell?!
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The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church by Gregory A Boyd
The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church

Gary Patterson, January 1, 2010

America is defined by its current mythology. How much of this narrative can stand up to historical scrutiny is open to serious discussion. Greg Boyd gives a startling answer to the question of whether the United States is a "Christian Nation," a distinction promoted by many 21st century Christian leaders. No nation is a Christian nation because Jesus' kingdom is not of this world. The nations of this world are under the domination of the god of this world, Satan, who offered these kingdoms to Jesus, but was rebuffed. We should rebuff Satan as well, rather than become sycophants of Satan.
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