Donald Scott

Donald Scott ND DO
Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,343
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (595 of 677)
Location: Scotland



Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,343 - Total Helpful Votes: 595 of 677
Plato's Children: The State We are in by Anthony O'Hear
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If you've read John Gray's 'Straw Dogs' and/or Francis Wheen's 'How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World', then you'll get a taste of this author's take. Anthony O' Hear is a philosopher who argues that modern culture is creating a world of sometimes empty ideas that are essentially meaningless when their implications are fully considered. Nobody ever looks at the world through unfiltered eyes. We see it edited by a definite set of customs, institutions, and ways of thinking things through. Culture is not a biologically transmitted complex we're born with. We edit it unconsciously and with some good evolutionary reasoning.

'All ideas are secondhand, consciously and unconsciously drawn… Read more
Eat to Get Younger: Tackling Inflammation and Othe&hellip by Lorraine Nicolle
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
We seem to be surrounded by cookery books, magazines and nutrition material promoting a wide variety of ways to improve health by eating a better diet. The content of these books is getting more sophisticated over time and often some of the topics would not have been out of context in professional texts a few decades ago. The public has an appetite for quality and scientific information on how diet can boost vitality and reduce dependence on widely prescribed medicines. This approach will help combat heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses associated with our lifestyles and the dietary choices that come with them. The book also promises a longer and healthier lifespan in addition to… Read more
How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I heard the author Caitlin Moran on the radio a few weeks back. She was funny and a most entertaining interviewee who is clearly a media- savvy woman. She has a varied and talked about history. She is not averse to upset. She talked without a breath about her new book which is written in a stream of consciousness, what-comes-into-your-head-you-say sort of way. She writes well. The first pages start with her introducing the principal character, a 14yrs old girl. Presumably the first few pages are geared just to get potential readers hooked. Say no more.

The interviewer on the radio liked the author's style and her book. I do too. She has a quite defined writing voice and tells her… Read more