A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in by Freeman J. Dyson PDF

By Freeman J. Dyson

ISBN-10: 0813926637

ISBN-13: 9780813926636

ISBN-10: 0813929733

ISBN-13: 9780813929736

Freeman Dyson’s most recent publication doesn't try and compile all of the
celebrated physicist’s recommendations on technology and know-how right into a unified idea. The
emphasis is, in its place, at the myriad ways that the universe provides itself to us--and how,
as observers and individuals in its approaches, we reply to it. "Life, like a dome of
many-colored glass," wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley, "stains the white radiance of eternity." The
writer seeks right here to discover the diversity that offers lifestyles its beauty.

Taken
from Dyson’s fresh public lectures--delivered to audiences with out really expert knowledge
in challenging sciences--the booklet starts with a attention of the sensible and political questions
surrounding biotechnology. As he seeks how top to give an explanation for where of existence within the universe,
Dyson then strikes from the moral to the only clinical. The ebook concludes with an attempt
to appreciate the results of biology for philosophy and religion.

The
items during this assortment contact on quite a few disciplines, from astronomy and ecology to neurology
and theology, talking to the lay reader in addition to to the scientist. As continually, Dyson’s
view of human nature and behaviour is balanced, and his predictions of an international to return serve
basically as a way for pondering the area because it is today.

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