Wallenius Jaakko

Jaakko Wallenius
Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (88 of 131)
Location: Lohja, Finland
In My Own Words:
I am an Finnish journalist who loves history and likes to repair computers in his spare time.

Atheism, history, aviation and computers

Frequently Used Tags


Top Reviewer Ranking: 349,118 - Total Helpful Votes: 88 of 131
The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking
The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I opened with rather grand expectations the much talked about book by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow called `The Grand Design', as I really expected to be told how and why our universe was born.
However, I did lay this book down a a bit disappointed two nights later. In reality the book was just a grand tour of the latest theories in cosmology over which I did really already have a working knowledge even before reading this book.

Of course, the big news was that Stephen Hawking has thrown his full weight on the M-theory that does contain the idea of the multiverse. On the other hand, maybe the real big news for the general public was that Stephen Hawking has finally… Read more
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature&hellip by Steven Pinker
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy stuff!, 4 Mar 2012
I did read The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker as a paperback, but still it was so heavy at times that I did not have strength to read it more than half an hour at a time at some times. The book is not even a heavy or dull read, as Steven Pinker is a great writer, who can really present his case in readable and enjoyable form
The problem was that this book is so laden with heavy truths about humans, humanity, perception, mind and the processes that govern it, that it is at times really difficult to absorb it all in one go. This is really no complaint, but a praise.
In less than 500 pages Steven Pinker gives more solid information that many writers do achieve after a lifetime at… Read more
The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Vi&hellip by Steven Pinker
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
One just rarely meets a book that can fulfill all of your reading-needs at the same time. This book by Steven Pinker is one of them.
I love books that can give brand new insights even to the things that I already know. This book is choke full of brand new insights into very familiar things.
I love information and facts and this book is filled to the brim with new information and facts.
I love writers who have close personal relationship with the information that they do present. Steve Pinker has a very passionate relationship with his data.
I love books that contain Big History, or books that look at the big and to the naked eye often quite invisible big trends that… Read more