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Creationists would love this book,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny (Gebundene Ausgabe)
I suppose it shouldn't surprise one. It took a long time for the idea that end of a geocentric view of the universe was not the end of finding meaning in life on earth. I guess it is going to take an even longer time to absorb the fact that Darwin's theory of natural selection acting on random variation is not the end of finding meaning in life on earth either. But it is a little surprising to find that intelligent (but probably not very wise) people still insist on trying to find some kind of larger meaning in Darwin's theory itself. No wonder creationists argue against the teaching of Darwinian theory in schools. When the likes of Wright try to turn it into a source of a kind of secular religion and a source of `meaning' and `purpose' in life you would have to concede that creationists might have a case for equal time!
There seems to be two kinds of science popularisers: (a) those, like Gould, who are keen to popularise their science itself; their love of the science shines through and (b) those who popularise science as a vehicle for particular social and political hobby horses. Wright definitely belongs in the latter category. For those of you insecure enough to be still in search of the meaning of life, the universe and everything (even though the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy found it a long time ago and it is `42') you will possibly find this book useful.
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Ersteintrag: 29.03.2011 08:50:12 GMT+02:00
Winter, O. meint:
"Ein Kunde" obviously never read this book.
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