At the Edge of Uncertainty

At the Edge of Uncertainty

11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise

Book - 2015
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The atom. The Big Bang. DNA. Natural selection. All are ideas that have revolutionized science--and all were dismissed out of hand when they first ap#65533;peared. The surprises haven't stopped in recent years, and in At the Edge of Uncertainty, bestselling author Michael Brooks investigates the new wave of radical insights that are shaping the future of scientific discovery. Brooks takes us to the extreme frontiers of what we understand about the world. He journeys from the observations that might rewrite our story of how the cosmos came to be, through the novel biology behind our will to live, and on to the physi#65533;ological root of consciousness. Along the way, he examines how it's time to redress the gender im#65533;balance in clinical trials, explores how merging hu#65533;mans with other species might provide a solution to the shortage of organ donors, and finds out whether the universe really is like a computer or if the flow of time is a mere illusion.
Publisher: New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781468310597
Characteristics: 292 pages ; 23 cm


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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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