At the Edge of Uncertainty

At the Edge of Uncertainty

11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise

Book - 2015
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Publisher: New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781468310597
1468310593
Characteristics: 292 pages ; 23 cm

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Jul 21, 2018

I fully expected this to concentrate on the limits to current knowledge in the hard sciences, but instead the first two thirds or so concentrates on biological issues, not getting to quantum mechanics and cosmology until the last part. Well worth it nonetheless.

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Jul 11, 2015

[Cannot fathom why PW didn't make this a starred review???]
A cognitive feast for the mind, as rich as black courant juice, with the superior tang of Cock 'n Bull's Ginger Beer, as full of flavor as the finest filet mignon! Quantum physicist Brooks can really write science! The latest original ideas, thoughts and concepts are presented to the readers' satisfaction. Bring on the dessert! [Re: the last chapter, where the possible murder of Alan Turing is mentioned, compare to the book by Bob Coen, Dead Silence - - innocent citizens were readily murdered [sacrificed] by the CIA and MI6 back in the 1950s - - assuming they still aren't doing it today?]

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