The Mind of God: Popular Penguins: Science and the Search for Ultimate Meaning Paperback – 1 September 2008
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- Publisher : Penguin Press; 1st edition (1 September 2008)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 264 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0141037660
- ISBN-13 : 978-0141037660
- Dimensions : 11.2 x 2 x 18 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 86,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Paul Davies is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist, author and broadcaster. On 1 September 2006 Paul Davies will take up a new position as college professor at Arizona State University, the largest public university campus in the USA. He will have the distinctive assignment to establish a new centre on foundational questions in science, to encompass cosmology, life, astrobiology and philosophy - a think tank for addressing complex issues in these areas.He has achieved an international reputation for his ability to explain the significance of advanced scientific ideas in simple language. He is the author of some twenty-five books including The Mind of God, The Last Three Minutes and How to Build a Time Machine. Among other awards he has won the Templeton Prize, The Royal Society's Michael Faraday Prize for science communication and a Glaxo Science Writers' Fellowship. In April 1999 the asteroid 1992 OG was officially named (6870) Pauldavies in his honour. Davies has extensive experience in all facets of the media. He writes regularly for newspapers, journals and magazines in several countries. Notable among his contributions to radio are a series of documentaries on BBC Radio 3, and his television work has ranged from chat shows to scripting and presenting various documentaries, including his own series entitled The Big Questions and More
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super interstingReviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 September 2020
I wish I could give this old book higher rating than 5. Very interesting and insightful. Davies is not only a good physicist but also a great philosopher. I learnt a lot from this book. Just as an example, I liked his criticism of antropic principle and his description of the rationality of the laws of nature.
ExcellentReviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 May 2019
A must for anyone interested in New Physics
Martin F. Syrett
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He is a great writer on this subject
and has a wonderful big picture view of the researchReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 March 2015
Read this whether your a Christian, Muslim, Jew, or an atheist - it will expand your mind! Paul Davies writes very well, and has a wonderful big picture view of the research, and what people are thinking about the universe.
Rolf Manfred Huebner
ExtraordinaryReviewed in Germany on 9 August 2020
I had never known the author before and am so impressed about the genius and so many far reaching ideas. As a non believer and mathematician he can provide a multitude of approaches for believers and non believers to mathematics, physics and astronomy, in the context of meaning and intent, with very intelligent thoughts not being troubled with simple creationist naivity or narrow minded atheist dogmatism.