Paradigms Lost: Images of Man in the Mirror of Science. John L. Casti, Author, J. L. Casti, Author William Morrow & Company $ (p) ISBN. Paradigms Lost has ratings and 11 reviews. In a masterful “trial by reason,” author John L. Casti presents all sides of the most important and vital scientific. John L. Casti (born ) is an author, mathematician, and entrepreneur. These include Paradigms Lost: Images of Man in the Mirror of Science (Morrow, NY.
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Rachel Redhead rated it it was ok Mar 22, Casti isn’t afraid to speak his mind, and can be quite scathing, particularly about arguments which have nothing to do with science, such as jihn of the more obviously politically motivated attacks on the work of Noam Chomsky. I registered a book at BookCrossing.
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. Oct 14, Jamie Carranza rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Richard Lidster rated it it was ok Mar 07, I must look out for Casti’s more recent work!
Paradigms Lost: Tackling the Unanswered Mysteries of Modern Science by John L. Casti
It is arranged as a lot of “court cases” each with a plaintiff and defender showing 2 or more really sides of topics such as the origin of life, origin of Human language, whether aliens exist, etc. It showed me that things I thought were unknowable, in the realm of gods and mythology and so not worth thinking about were actually able to be studied using scientific methods.
Published November 1st by Harper Perennial first published January 1st I read all the way through hoping that his final conclusions would tie the entire collection of essays together in a way that left me with more knowledge than i came to the book with, but his entire message can be summed up as “interdisciplinary science is good science. But Casti is really pursuing something more.
Aug 19, Fredd rated it it was ok Shelves: The book concludes with an excellent “Further Reading” section, the utility of which is only slightly diminished by the age of the book, which is just beginning to seem a little out of date in places. His primary research interests have shifted somewhat in recent years from the natural sciences to the exploration of questions in the social and behavioral realm.
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Content, language, and presentation were all extremely well-handled. Evan rated it it was amazing Mar 12, The selection is completed by an introductory chapter on scientific method needed to help explain why some arguments are non-scientific later.
Cazti to Read Currently Reading Read. Jimbob rated it really liked it Feb 03, The roots of language and learning As an author, Casti has written more than scientific articles and seven technical paradigmss and textbooks on mathematical modeling.
Paradigms Lost: Images of Man in the Mirror of Science
The origins of life It all comes down to why ojhn we here and what is our place? The origins of life Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
In a masterful “trial by reason,” author John L. Sep 30, Paul rated it it was amazing.
University of Southern California Ph. Milt rated it really liked it Nov 14, InCasti’s newest book, Mathematical Mountaintops, was recalled by Oxford University Press due to “rampant plagiarism. In this direction, his paradugms, Mood Matters: Quantum physics and the shape of the universe His primary research interests have shifted somewhat in recent years from the natural sciences to the exploration of questions in the social and behavioral realm. Please help improve it padadigms removing promotional content and inappropriate external linksand by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view.
Images of Man in the Mirror of Science Morrow, NY,which addresses several of the most puzzling controversies in modern science, Searching for Certainty: What Scientists Can Know About the Future Morrow, NY,a volume dealing with problems of scientific prediction and explanation of everyday events like the weather, stock market price movements and the outbreak of warfare, and Complexification HarperCollins, NY,a study of complex systems and the manner in which they give rise to counterintuitive, surprising behavior.
If he had actually laid out the arguments a bit more formally and structured how the various parties were introduced better, I think that I would have rated the book a “5”.