So you become "good will hunting "mode
all things considered, the Bible would be worthwhile to read. That way you can understand why people are brainwashed and have the arsenal to refute their arguments rationally
But what do I know, I haven't read the bible or touched it in 18 years
>Plato, Aristotle, Archimedes
Meh, read if you like, might be interesting for history's sake or if you're a philosophy major
Skim once or twice to get the gist. Good for understanding christfags
might be interesting
again, history tier
Might be interesting, but I vomited at the cover
>Gauss, Boole, Einstein
Popsci tier. Reading about them won't make you as smart as them, you know? If you want to understand relativity then read a relativity textbook.
Having said that the Einstein would probably be interesting for historic reasons.
And finally, none of these books will make you smarter/more intelligent/more appealing to women/insert snake oil claim here
I don't understand why reading the very first papers written on a subject is a good way to get into said subject...
Euclid is good because it's entertaining and different. Euclid is an overly convoluted way to learn geometry.
>>Gauss, Boole, Einstein
>The original book that created number theory as we know it and shaped modern mathematics
>The original book that created the foundation of the computer age and inspired Shannon, Hamming, et al
>The original papers that fleshed out and traces the development relativity
You're an idiot
>I don't understand why reading the very first papers written on a subject is a good way to get into said subject...
It isn't. It's good for perspective into how the subject developed
>b-b-b-but muh satic IQ!!!!
Psychology is a pseudoscience which has built a dogma of "IQ NEVER CHANGES", neurologists generally advocate the position of brain plasticity. Which group has more authority over you?
My IQ changed by 15 points over 4 years, IQ is not static, stop claiming that it is static just because some idiot pseudo-scientists claim it is.
of course iq changes, average performance of the population is a factor in it. That doesn't mean its factors are within your control, specially not through something like reading.