Fire in the Mind
Science, Faith, and the Search for Order
By (author) George Johnson
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Fire in the Mind by George Johnson
Book DescriptionAre there really laws governing the universe? Or is the order we see a mere artifact of the way evolution wired the brain? And is what we call science only a set of myths in which quarks, DNA, and information fill the role once occupied by gods? These questions lie at the heart of George Johnson's audacious exploration of the border between science and religion, cosmic accident and timeless law. Northern New Mexico is home both to the most provocative new enterprises in quantum physics, information science, and the evolution of complexity and to the cosmologies of the Tewa Indians and the Catholic Penitentes. As it draws the reader into this landscape, juxtaposing the systems of belief that have taken root there, Fire in the Mind into a gripping intellectual adventure story that compels us to ask where science ends and religion begins."A must for all those seriously interested in the key ideas at the frontier of scientific discourse."--Paul Davies
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679740216
(216mm x 133mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author George Johnson
Biology, Hardback (January 2016)
"Based on the work of Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden; George Engelmann, Professor of Botany Emeritus, Washington University, George B. Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Washington University."
Cronicas del Cancer, Paperback / softback (January 2015)
When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered that there was a revolution under wayan explosion of new ideas about what cancer really is.
Cancer Chronicles, Paperback (August 2014)View all books by George Johnson
Illuminates the human experience with elegiac grace, bearing witness to the punishing gauntlet of consultations, surgeries, targeted therapies and other treatments.
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