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"Anyone who has begun to think places some portion of the world in jeopardy."
John Dewey [1859-1952]

"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it."
— Henry Ford [1863-1947]

"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy
when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."
— A.A. Milne [1882-1956]

"The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking."
Martin Heidegger [1889-1976]

"Genius is the ability to avoid work by doing it right the first time."  — old saying

"The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do."
— B.F. Skinner [1904-90]

"Improvement makes straight roads;
but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius."
— William Blake [1757–1827]

"If the brain were so simple we could understand it,
[then] we would be so simple [that] we couldn't."
— Lyall Watson

"Most people would sooner die than think. In fact, they do."
Bertrand Russell [1872-1970]

"Geniuses are like thunderstorms. They go against the wind,
terrify people, cleanse the air."
— Sřren Kierkegaard [1813-55]

"When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this
sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."
— Jonathan Swift [1667–1745]

"The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth."
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [1749-1832]

"Some superior minds are unrecognized because there is no standard
by which to weigh them."
— Joseph Joubert [1754-1824]

"A genius is one who can do anything except make a living."  — Joey Adams [1911-99]

"There's nothing as stupid as an educated man,
if you get him off the thing that he is educated in."
— Will Rogers [1879-1935]

"Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited;
genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never."
— Samuel T. Coleridge [1772-1834]

"The only thing that makes a man able to get along in this world is his brain. A man doesn't have the claws
of a bear, nor the strength of a bull. He doesn't have the nose of a wolf, nor the wings of a hawk,
but he has a brain. You're going to get along in this world as long as you use it."
Louis L'Amour [1908-88], in "Down The Long Hills", 1968

Books  On  Thinking  &  Intelligence
from 1910 to 2000

How We Think 1910 classic book by John Dewey  "How We Think: A Restatement of The Relation of Reflective Thinking To The Educative Process" [1910 classic] by John Dewey [1859-1952]
Kindle Edition from Public Domain Books [3/2006 edition] for FREE
Dover 8½x5½ pb [10/97] for $8.95
B.N. Publishing, Chile 9x6 hardcover [7/2009] for $17.93
Wadsworth Publng 7½x5 hardcover [rev 8/97] for $82.95
Ideas Are Weapons 1939 classic book by Max Lerner  "Ideas Are Weapons: The History & Uses of Ideas" [1939 classic]
by Max Lerner [1902-1992]

Transaction Publrs 9¼x6¼ pb [1/91] for $34.95
Art of Seeing 1942 classic book by Aldous Huxley  "The Art of Seeing" [1942 classic]
by Aldous Huxley

Creative Arts 8½x5½ pb [10/82] out of print/used
Structure of Scientific Revolutions book by Thomas S. Kuhn  "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" [1962 classic]
by Thomas S. Kuhn [1922-96]

Univ of Chicago Press 8x5¼ pb [3rd 11/96] for $10.40
8¼x5½ hardcover [3rd 9/96] for $27.50
Books On Demand pb [2nd edition 12/70] out of print/used
Creativity & Intelligence book by Jacob Getzels & Philip Jackson  "Creativity & Intelligence: Explorations With Gifted Students"
[1962 classic] by Jacob W. Getzels & Philip W. Jackson

John Wiley & Sons hardcover [1963] out of print/used
John Wiley & Sons 9¼x6 hardcover [12/62] out of print/used
Anti-Intellectualism In American Life book by Richard Hofstadter  "Anti-Intellectualism In American Life" [1963 classic]
by Richard Hofstadter

won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction
Vintage 8x5 pb [2/66] for $12.24
Knopf 9½x7 hardcover [5/63] out of print/used
Origin of Consciousness, Bicameral Mind book by Julian Jaynes  "The Origin of Consciousness In The Breakdown of The Bicameral Mind"
[1976] by Julian Jaynes

Houghton Mifflin 9¼x6 pb [8/2000] for $14.40
Houghton Mifflin hardcover [1976] out of print/used
Sentience book by Wallace I. Matson  "Sentience" [1976] by Wallace I. Matson
Univ CA Press pb [10/82] out of print/used
Univ CA Press hardcover [2/76] out of print/used
Frames of Mind, Multiple Intelligences book by Howard Gardner  "Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences" [1983]
by Howard Gardner

Basic Books 9¼x6 pb [3/93] for $14.00
Basic Books hardcover [12/83] out of print/used
Society of Mind book by Marvin L. Minsky  "The Society of Mind" [1987] by Marvin L. Minsky
{co-founder of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at M.I.T.}
Touchstone 11x8½ pb [3/88] for $11.20
S&S hardcover [2/87] out of print/used
Oxford Companion to the Mind book edited by Richard L. Gregory  "The Oxford Companion To The Mind" [1987]
Edited by Richard L. Gregory

Oxford Univ Press 9¼x7 2nd edition hardcover [12/2004] for $73.75 {sic}
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x7 2nd edition hardcover [12/2004] out of print/many used
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [1998] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press 9x6 pb [9/87] out of print/50+ used
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/87] for $12.95
Edward de Bono's Thinking Course book  
"Edward de Bono's Thinking Course" [1988]
Facts On File 9x6 pb [9/94] out of print/used
Sagebrush hardcover [9/94] for $24.85
Design of Everyday Things book by Donald A. Norman  "The Design of Everyday Things" [1988]
by Donald A. Norman

Basic Books 8¼x5½ pb [9/2002] for $11.53
Basic Books 9x6 hardcover [4/88] for $30.00
author's official websiteauthor's entry at Wikipedia
Thinkertoys Creative-Thinking Techniques book by Michael Michalko  "Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques" [1991]
by Michael Michalko

Ten Speed Press 9x7½ 2nd edition pb [6/2006] for $13.57
Ten Speed Press 9x7¼ pb [11/91] out of print/many, many used
Shadows of The Mind / Science of Consciousness book by Roger Penrose  "Shadows of The Mind: A Search For The Missing Science of Consciousness" [1994] by Roger Penrose
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [8/96] for $15.30
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [10/94] for $0.00
Descartes's Error book by Antonio Damasio  "Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and The Human Brain" [1994]
by Antonio R. Damasio

Neuroscientist Damasio shows that the concept of the dualist separation of mind & body and of rationality & emotion proposed by René Descartes is invalid; modern science (led by Damasio) now holds that the body and our emotions both have a key role in the way we think and in rational decision-making.
Kindle Edition from Penguin Books [2005 edition] for $12.99
Penguin Books 7¾x5 pb [9/2005] for $10.88
Picador 9x6¼ hardcover [4/95] out of print/used
Picador 9x6½ hardcover [1994] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia

The Bell Curve book by Richard J. Herrnstein & Charles Murray  "The Bell Curve: Intelligence & Class Structure In American Life" [1994]
by Richard J. Herrnstein & Charles Murray

see also "Inequality by Design" [1996] below
Free Press 9¼x6 pb [1/96] out of print/many used
Free Press 9½x6¾ hardcover [4/99] out of print/used
Knowledge-Creating Company, Dynamics of Innovation book by Ikujiro Nonaka & Hirotaka Takeuchi  "The Knowledge-Creating Company: How Japanese Companies Create The Dynamics of Innovation" [1995]
by Ikujiro Nonaka & Hirotaka Takeuchi

Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [5/95] for $29.24
Inequality By Design book  "Inequality By Design: Cracking The Bell Curve Myth" [1996]
by Claude S. Fischer, Michael Hout, Martín Sánchez Jankowski, Samuel R. Lucas, Ann Swidler & Kim Voss

a comprehensive refutation and expansion of Herrnstein & Murray's "The Bell Curve" [1994] {included above}
Princeton Univ Press 9x6 pb [7/96] for $24.95
Princeton Univ Press hardcover [7/96] out of print/used
Thought Contagion book by Aaron Lynch  
"Thought Contagion: How Belief Spreads Through Society" [1996]
by Aaron Lynch

Basic Books 8x5¼ pb [1/99] out of print/used
Basic Books 9½x6¼ hardcover [10/96] out of print/used
Human Brain Guided Tour book by Susan A. Greenfield  "The Human Brain: A Guided Tour" [1997]
by Susan A. Greenfield

Phoenix pb [7/98] for $6.99
Basic Books 9¼x6 hardcover [6/97] out of print/used
How The Mind Works book by Steven Pinker  "How The Mind Works" [1997] by Steven Pinker
W.W.Norton 9¼x6 pb [1/99] for $12.57
W.W.Norton 9½x6½ hardcover [10/97] out of print/used
Audio Scholar ABR cassette [1/2000] out of print/used
Strange Brains & Genius book by Clifford A. Pickover  "Strange Brains and Genius: The Secret Lives of Eccentric Scientists & Madmen" [1998] by Clifford A. Pickover
Quill 9¼x6 pb [6/99] for $11.20
Plenum Press hardcover [5/98] out of print/used
Cracking Creativity, Secrets of Creative Genius book by Michael Michalko  "Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius" [1998]
by Michael Michalko

Ten Speed Press 9x7 pb [6/2001] for $13.59
Ten Speed Press 9¼x7½ hardcover [7/98] out of print/used
Enchantment of Reason book by Pierre Schlag  "The Enchantment of Reason" [1998]
by Pierre Schlag

Duke Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [8/98] for $21.95
Duke Univ Press 9¾x6½ hardcover [8/98] for $76.94
If Only We Knew What We Know book by Carla O'Dell & C. Jackson Grayson Jr.  "If Only We Knew What We Know: The Transfer of Internal Knowledge & Best Practice" [1998]
by Carla O'Dell & C. Jackson Grayson Jr., with Nilly Essaides

Free Press 9½x6½ hardcover [11/98] for $18.90
The Feeling of What Happens book by Antonio R. Damasio  "The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion In The Making of Consciousness" [1999] by Antonio Damasio
Neuroscientist Damasio's thesis here is that the individual's sense of self arises from man's need to map relations between self and others.
this book is not available on Kindle at Amazon
Mariner Books 9x6 pb [10/2000] for $9.88
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 9x6½ hardcover [9/99] out of print/100+ used
Natural History of Zero book by Robert Kaplan  "The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero" [1999]
by Robert Kaplan

"The best popular mathematics book ever written."
– Margaret Wertheim, L.A. Times Book Review

Oxford Univ Press pb [1/2001] for $9.56
Oxford Univ Press 8¾x6 hardcover [10/99] for $40.00
The Big Test / American Meritocracy book by Nicholas Lemann  
"The Big Test: The Secret History of The American Meritocracy" [1999]
by Nicholas Lemann

FS&G 8¾x6 pb [11/2000] for $11.56
FS&G 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/99] out of print/used
Intelligence Reframed book by Howard Gardner  "Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligences For The 21st Century" [1999]
by Howard Gardner

Basic Books 8x5¼ pb [9/2000] for $18.00
Basic Books 9¾x6½ hardcover [11/99] out of print/used
Tipping Point bestseller book by Malcolm Gladwell  "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference" [2000]
by Malcolm Gladwell

Back Bay Books 8¼x5½ pb [1/2002] for $14.95
Little, Brown 8¼x5¾ hardcover [2/2000] for $15.72
TimeWarner ABR audio CD [1/2005] for $16.31
TimeWarner ABR audio [2/2000] for $12.23

Genius of Science book by Abraham Pais  "The Genius of Science: A Portrait Gallery" [2000] by Abraham Pais
contains Introduction and chapters on: Niels Bohr, Max Born, Paul Dirac, Albert Einstein, Mitchell Feigenbaum, Res Jost, Oskar Klein, Hendrik Kramers, Tsung Dao Lee & Chen Ning Yang, John von Neumann, Wolfgang Pauli, Isidor I. Rabi, Robert Serber, George Uhlenbeck, Viktor Weisskopf, and Eugene Wigner
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2000] out of print/used
Moral Obligation To Be Intelligent essays by Lionel Trilling, edited by Leon Wieseltier  
"The Moral Obligation To Be Intelligent: Selected Essays" [2000]
by Lionel Trilling, edited by Leon Wieseltier

FS&G 8¼x5½ pb [10/2001] for $13.60
FS&G 9¼x6½ hardcover [5/2000] out of print/used
Enabling Knowledge Creation book by von Krogh, Ichijo & Nonaka  "Enabling Knowledge Creation: How To Unlock The Mystery of Tacit Knowledge & Release The Power of Innovation" [2000]
by Georg von Krogh, Kazuo Ichijo & Ikujiro Nonaka

Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [6/2000] for $28.43
Bowling Alone, American Community book by Robert D. Putnam  "Bowling Alone: The Collapse & Revival of American Community" [2000]
by Robert D. Putnam

S&S 8½x5½ pb [8/2001] for $10.88
S&S 9½x6 hardcover [6/2000] out of print/used
Language Instinct book by Steven Pinker  "The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language" [2000]
by Steven Pinker

Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [11/2000] for $10.50
The Road Since Structure book by Thomas S. Kuhn  "The Road Since Structure: Philosophical Essays 1970-1993 With An Autobiographical Interview" [2000]
by Thomas S. Kuhn, edited by James Conant & John Haugeland

Univ of Chicago Press 8½x6.6 pb [1/2003] for $12.60
Univ of Chicago Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2000] for $17.00

Discover Magazine - published by Disney Magazines

12 issues/year for $19.95

magazine website

Skeptical Inquirer: The Magazine for Science & Reason
Skeptical Inquirer

6 issues/year
for $35.00

magazine website

Pensar: Revista Latinoamericana para la Sciencia y la Razón [est. Enero 2004]

direct subscription:
4 issues/year
for $12.00

magazine website

Free Inquiry Magazine
Free Inquiry

6 issues/year for $35.00

magazine website

Scientific American Magazine - published since 1845
Scientific American

12 issues/12 months
for $24.97

magazine website

Scientific American Mind [est. 2004]
Scientific American
Mind Magazine

6 issues/year for $19.95

magazine website

Mental Floss Magazine - "Promotes good cranial hygiene." — Los Angeles Times
Mental Floss

8 issues/year for $24.97

Kindle Daily Edition for 99˘/month
magazine website
Brain, Child: The Magazine For Thinking Mothers [est. 1999]
Brain Child

direct subscription:
4 issues/year
for $19.95

magazine website

Gifted Child Today Magazine
Gifted Child
Today Magazine

4 issues/year
for $40.65

magazine website

Radical Philosophy: A Journal of Socialist & Feminist Philosophy [est. 1972]
  Radical Philosophy  

6 issues/year
for $69.42

magazine website

   Lapham's Quarterly Magazine [est. 2008]
Lapham's Quarterly

not available
via Amazon

magazine website

Mindful Magazine [launched 2/2013] subscription
Mindful Magazine

subscribe at Amazon
6 issues/year for $29.95

magazine website

Nautilus Magazine [launched 4/2013]
Nautilus Magazine
'We are science, connected'
[est. 4/2013]

subscribe directly -
print and-or digital

magazine website

Selected Movies & Television

"American Genius" [National Geographic Channel June 2015]
'American Genius' mini-series on the National Geographic Channel   The eight episodes are: "Colt vs. Wesson" (firearms), "Tesla vs. Edison" (electric power), "Hearst vs. Pulitzer"
(newspapers), "Wright vs. Curtiss" (aeroplanes), "Sarnoff vs. Farnsworth" (television), "Oppenheimer vs. Heisenberg" (the atomic bomb), "Space Race" (U.S.A. vs. Russia), "Gates vs. Jobs" {personal computers)

Then again, "This program includes dramatizations inspired by history. Some events have been altered for dramatic purposes."
Fox widescreen color DVD [10/2015] 2 disks for $21.44
series credits at IMDb

"Colt vs. Wesson" [National Geographic 15 June 2015]
Colt vs. Wesson ___   The race for a perfect revolver pits Samuel Colt against Daniel Wesson in a patent war.
Starring Adam Jonas Segaller {as Samuel Colt} Philip Guerette {as Daniel Wesson John Byrne {as Edwin Wesson} Don Meehan {as Horace Smith}
DVD [8/00] for $0.00
VHS [8/00] for $0.00
full credits at IMDb
out of prodn/used

"Clash of The Electric Currents, 1877-1897: Thomas Edison vs. Nikola Tesla"
TV docudrama
[National Geographic June 2015]
'Thomas Edison vs. Nikola Tesla' episode of 'American Genius'  Hour-long episode #8 of the "American Genius" TV mini-series {series credits at IMDb} shown on the National Geographic Channel; full biography of Tesla with emphasis on the battle over the AC versus DC electricity technologies • Directed by Paul Abascal; starring Eric Rolland {as Edison}, Anthony Misiano {as Tesla}; featuring interviews with W. Bernard Carlson, Paul Israel PhD, Dr. Michio Kaku, and Tom McNichol
DVD available as above • full credits at IMDbofficial movie website
watch full movie [8/2015 upload; 47:52] online at YouTube

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