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Meet the unsung hero of our modern world: a fourteenth century friar, William of Occam. He first articulated the principle that the best answer to any problem is the simplest. This theory, known as Occam’s razor, cut through the thickets of medieval metaphysics, theology and mysticism to clear a path for modern science.Basic Books 2021
Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how does it work?
Even in this age of cloning and synthetic biology, the remarkable truth remains: nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we missing a vital ingredient in its creation?Bantam Press 2014
The hairiest heresy of evolutionary biology, the one most likely to get scientists figuratively burned at the stake, is the notion that any force more selective than blind chance could drive mutation. Such “directed evolution” smacks too much of a retreat into creationism for most science-minded readers to be comfortable with, but there’s no a […]HarperCollins 2011
Human Nature: Fact and Fiction brings together a collection of inspiring, thought-provoking and original perspectives on human nature by ten leading writers, scientists and academics. What do we mean by “human nature”? Is there a genetically determined core of humanity that unites us all as members of a single species? Or is the thing we […]Bloomsbury Publishing 2006