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The End of Science





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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 1998-3-1 Pages: 324 Publisher: Little Brown As a writer for SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. John Horgan has anunsurpassed window on contemporary science. routinely interviewingthe scientific geniuses of our times. scientists such as RichardDawkins. Murray Gell-Mann . Stephen Hawking. Karl Popper and NoamChomsky. In THE END OF SCIENCE. Horgan displays his genius forgetting these larger-than-life figures to be human. whilst alsoencouraging them to confront the very limits of knowledge. Have thebig questions all been answered Has all the knowledge worthpursuing become known Will there be a final theory of everythingthat signals the end Horgan extracts surprisingly candid answersto these and other delicate questions as he discusses God. StarTrek. superstrings. quarks. consciousness and numerous othertopics. In a time where scientific rationality is und...

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