The View from the Center of the Universe

 
 
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unsmoked
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15 May 2009 10:42
 

‘The View from the Center of the Universe - Discovering our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos’ by Joel R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams.  Now in paperback.

I haven’t read this yet, but saw them interviewed by McLaughlin - (an interrupting, annoying interviewer).  At the link below, click on Amazon to read customer reviews.  (Publisher’s Weekly = thumbs down.  Scientific American = thumbs up.)

http://viewfromthecenter.com/

(Notice that people who read this book also read Dawkins).

 
 
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mpbrockman
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15 May 2009 13:40
 

Hmmm… I’ve only read the preface and the intro from the website, and it sounds like there is some interesting stuff in there - but when they keep coming back to the idea that humans have a special role in the universe I begin to smell woo.

Of course, this is a knee-jerk reaction. I suppose I’ll have to go read it now.

 
 
 
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eudemonia
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15 May 2009 14:14
 

I see Holism.