A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in by Freeman J. Dyson

By Freeman J. Dyson

Freeman Dyson’s most modern ebook doesn't try and collect all of the
celebrated physicist’s options on technology and expertise right into a unified concept. The
emphasis is, as an alternative, at the myriad ways that the universe offers itself to us--and how,
as observers and contributors in its procedures, we reply to it. "Life, like a dome of
many-colored glass," wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley, "stains the white radiance of eternity." The
writer seeks right here to discover the diversity that offers lifestyles its beauty.

Taken
from Dyson’s fresh public lectures--delivered to audiences with out really good knowledge
in challenging sciences--the booklet starts with a attention of the sensible and political questions
surrounding biotechnology. As he seeks how top to give an explanation for where of lifestyles within the universe,
Dyson then strikes from the moral to the in simple terms medical. The ebook concludes with an attempt
to appreciate the results of biology for philosophy and religion.

The
items during this assortment contact on a number of disciplines, from astronomy and ecology to neurology
and theology, talking to the lay reader in addition to to the scientist. As continuously, Dyson’s
view of human nature and behaviour is balanced, and his predictions of a global to return serve
essentially as a way for considering the area because it is today.

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