Paradigms Lost

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HarperCollins, Nov 1, 1990 - Science - 592 pages
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The origins of life ... Extraterrestrials ... Our genetic destiny ... The roots of language and learning ... Quantum physics and the shape of the universe ... Artificial intelligence .. In a masterful "trial by reason," author John L. Casti presents all sides of the most important and vital scientific debates raging in the world today -- scrutinizing six perplexing "great questions" in the most engaging, astonishing and accessible amalgam of science and literature since A Brief History of Time.

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Review: Paradigms Lost: Tackling the Unanswered Mysteries of Modern Science

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

I realize it's a little old at this point, but I think it's still one of the best books I've read on the subject of scientific frontiers. Anyone who wants to have an informed opinion on a range of subjects, from the possibility of alien intelligence to quantum mechanics, should check this out. Read full review

Review: Paradigms Lost: Tackling the Unanswered Mysteries of Modern Science

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

Paradigms Lost explores the philosophy and practice of science through a series of ever-more-difficult sample cases taken from real, contemporary scientific disciplines. You can read it, and enjoy it ... Read full review

About the author (1990)

About the author John L. Casti is a Professor at the Institute for Econometrics, Operations Research, and System Theory at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria. He is the author or editor of nine books, including, most recently, Linear Dynamical Systems and Paradigms Lost: Conflicting Visions of Reality in Modern Science, a science book for the general reader. In addition, he has published over 70 research papers. Professor Casti received his PhD in mathematics from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1970.

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