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A Book Review of Mathew Stanley, Einstein’s War: How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I (2019)

Mathew Stanley, Einstein’s War: How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I (2019) is the 20 …

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Our Human Story

A Book Review of Peter Atkins, Conjuring the Universe: the origins of the laws of nature (2018)

It is a universal human need and challenge to hold a story of the workings of the universe, seeking a simple, clear narrative from experienced complexity in order to understand reality as a whole.   That held story receives some…

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How Big is Our Home?

A Book Review of Paul Sutter, Your Place in the Universe: Understanding Our Big, Messy Existence (2018)

Paul Sutter, Your Place in the Universe: Understanding Our Big, Messy Existence (2018) is impressive in content, attractive in tone, and…

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Timefulness in Time

A Book Review of Marcia Bjornerud, Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World (2018)

This is a book about the benefits of a rich understanding of the span of time.  The author of M. Bjornerud, Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World

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What is Time?

Time’s Arrows: Scientific Attitudes Toward Time by Richard Morris - A Book Review

In R. Morris, Time’s Arrows: Scientific Attitudes Toward Time (1984), the book’s conclusion is that there has not been much new in…

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Grandparent Gift: The Big and Small

A Book Review of Caleb Scharf, The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour Through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Nearly Nothing (2017)

What can grandparents give to grandchildren, beyond contributions to 529 Plans for education or reading stories? An answer is the gift of the big and the little.  And the scope of the big to the little is best explained in the new book…

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Search for Soul

A Book Review of Jay Lombard, et. al., The Mind of God: Neuroscience, Faith and the Search for the Soul

In his new book,  The Mind of God: Neuroscience, Faith and the Search for the Soul , neurologist Jay Lombard, and his…

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