Michael Brooks, |
13 Things that Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
As a voracious reader of both religion and science tomes, I greatly appreciate someone stepping up to the plate and saying that scientists not only don't know everything but often don't even know they don't know (or something like that). As I read the various chapters of scientific mystery in 13 Things that Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time, I kept thinking about the debacle over global warming. Hmmmmmm.
The topics outlined by author Michael Brooks range form biology to cosmology, chemistry to psychology and physics. The book contains a wide array of topics that are bound to please the casual reader.
Why do we have to die? Why do homeopathic remedies seem to work? Why is cold fusion defying "proof" that it is impossible? And where did those strange gases on Mars come from?
These are just a few of the topics you'll find here.
I highly recommend this book for anyone that believes science is the be-all and end-all of our world's problems. While scientists and the work they produce is to be admired and respected, we need to remember there are deep secrets embedded in the universe that are still beyond their capabilities.
book review by
Michael L. Gooch
11 September 2010
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