Chaos and Harmony: Perspectives on Scientific Revolutions of the Twentieth Century

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Templeton Foundation Press, 2006 - Science - 366 pages
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Describes the process through which constraining and sterile determinism was challenged, transformed and swept aside by contingency, which took a prominent place in fields as diverse as cosmology, astrophysics, geology, biology, and genetics. This book traces the view of reality as dependent on natural laws, and on a series of historical events.

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Amazing book, Thinh Xuan Thuan is by far my favorite scientific author!

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Another reductionism-burying "holist," but he doesn't go off the deep end and has written a pretty good book. Read full review

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Trinh Xuan Thuan is the author of "The Secret Melody" & other books. He is a professor of astronomy at the University of Virginia.

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