Comment author: DCM 10 September 2017 07:24:57PM *  0 points [-]

I'd also appreciate additional guidance on "books for getting literate in the stuff you need in order to understand the recommended books." Sometimes the stuff that follows "lemme just do a little back-of-the-envelope math here" kinda runs away from me. (e.g.

I do quite like Robert Ornstein's The Evolution of Consciousness.