On the Edge of Uncertainty : 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise
The atom. The Big Bang. DNA. Natural selection. All ideas that revolutionised science and were completely dismissed when they first appeared. And the surprises haven't stopped: here, Michael Brooks investigates the unexpected discoveries that are shaping our future.
From why time is an illusion to the physiological root of consciousness, Brooks takes us to the extreme frontiers of what we understand about the world in eleven radical new insights. Along the way, he examines why women and men need different medicines, why the cosmos is a computer (with us as the programmers) and why merging humans with other species might be a good idea.
When we think about science, we often think of iron-clad facts. But more than ever, our unshakeable truths have been broken apart. As Brooks reveals, the best science is about open mindedness, imagination and a love of mind-boggling adventures at the edge of uncertainty.