The Open Desk

Margie Beilharz

Freelance editor and writer in science, environment, education, health

Uncertainty in the mail

Michael Brooks: At the edge of uncertainty
I had a nice parcel in the mail today — Michael Brooks’ new book At the edge of uncertainty: 11 discoveries taking science by surprise.

I’ve offered to review it for Science Book a Day, a project run by George Aranda (aka PopSciGuy), so I’ll read it with my notebook by my side.

The book’s premise is to look at today’s revolutionary ideas in science that, like the big bang theory or theory of natural selection, may actually turn out to be real. So Brooks investigates at consciousness and the power of the mind, chimeras, real differences between the sexes that we ignore at our peril and the idea that we live in a reality machine.

Food for thought — I will report back.




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