Einstein started a book club, and here's the reading list

What the beloved genius and his buddies discussed in the Olympia Academy is legendary.

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Sherlock Holmes probably uses deductive reasoning to figure out which Halloween party to attend. Sherlock Holmes probably uses deductive reasoning to figure out which Halloween party to attend. (Photo: BBC)

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'A System of Logic' by John Stuart Mill

This 17th-century English philosopher was a feminist. In his "The Subjection of Women," he argued for total female equality. In response, British journalist Ernest Belfort Bax wrote "The Legal Subjection of Men," in which he argued that men were actually more underprivileged than women. Some things never change.

Mill made up theories about inductive reasoning (you know, that stuff Sherlock Holmes did and called "deductive reasoning" for some reason). He dipped into logic and symbolism with all the enthusiasm of an SAT test writer.

"All good things which exist are the fruits of originality," Mill wrote.

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