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The Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information Are Solving the Mystery of Life Hardcover – Illustrated, 15 September 2019

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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press; 1st edition (15 September 2019)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 022666970X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0226669700
  • Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.54 x 22.86 cm
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The Demon in the Machine encompasses some of the most intriguing and unsolved mysteries of the universe: the existence of an arrow of time imprinted on the cosmos, and the emergence of life itself. Davies's crisp but rich narrative succeeds in untangling various highly complex ideas and processes, while fluently and intelligently setting out its own arrow of argument.”

About the Author

Paul Davies is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist, broadcaster, and best-selling author. A winner of the prestigious Templeton Prize, he is Regents' Professor of Physics and director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science at Arizona State University.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Interesting general ideas, poorly structured
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 February 2019
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1.0 out of 5 stars Interesting general ideas, poorly structured
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 February 2019
I enjoyed the thesis, that biology = physics + information but sometimes it was being assumed, sometimes to be proved.
Then I wasted a whole morning because fig 11 is seriously wrong: Eventually I found the original academic publication: several arrows are mis-drawn reversing DE and CE and GF and missing a reverse link on FG . Of course we are just general readers and don't deserve accuracy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What is Life?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Well written and not too challenging but mixed feelings about the publishers claims .....
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 March 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulously stimulating and thought-provoking
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's fantastic reading.
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