truly an amazing clarification of what is happening inside of creativity, science and progress. no other thinker I have read has shown the potential of man so well. read it
There are some ups and downs in terms of how accessible and enjoyable the material is, but the reward for comprehending this is immense. The book contains tools for distinguishing those areas deserving of our time and effort, from those areas where it would go to waste. I will come back to this book again, add I'm sure it'll bear more fruit.
As a Thiest I square my views with opposing views and investigate the evidences. This book is one object to end. Since knowledge is practically infinite, and the wisest man is finite, what is not known may make anyone change his mind.
I cannot tell for what audience this book has been written. The intriguing and important ideas are presented with arguments and documentation worthy of a textbook. But as philosophical or science writing for general consumption, even for readers presumed to have a good science background, it is way too detailed - especially in audio format.
Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other UniversesThought-provoking. Informed by cosmology.
Made it much easier for me to follow the author's extended chains of reasoning.
Somewhere around mid Chapter 4, when the relentless series of insights started to come together.
Making me rethink what we know and what we can do about it.
Faced with mindless duty, when an audio book player slips into a rear pocket and mini buds pop into ears, old is made new again.
“Wired” titled an article naming David Deutsch “The Father of Quantum Computing”–Deutsch is a British physicist and information’ scientist at the University of Oxford. “The Beginning of Infinity” is Deutsch’s most recent publication. Deutsch argues that history shows that all problems are solvable. By inference, Deutsch assures humanity’s survival.
Deutsch refuses to accept the parental guide of- Because I said so – because it clogs the human minds’ efforts to refine its search for knowledge. It is better to give a wrong explanation rather than clog the machine with dead-end pronouncements. A wrong answer leads to further questions that lead to discovery of truth. Skeptic refusal to accept “Because I said so” encourages the human machines’ search engine.
There is a perverse implication in Deutsch’s hypothesis. The persistence and precision of computers will likely replace the human brain. With the advent of artificial intelligence, the human mind’s role in discovery becomes less potent, if not impotent, in the face of tireless computers and infinite computer power. The new meme will be “What does the computer say is the truth”. The danger is that the computer is saying “Because I said so”
Deutsch makes a lot of clear-seeming argument for his point, that Explanation (specifically the ability of Humans to form *good* explanations) is Cosmically Significant.
I would not recommend it to anyone because it is a very long, repetitive series of claims for his main point, which he never actually substantiates - it is a tremendously long statement that He, David Deutsch, thinks this idea is true....but the authority for his point(s) are not in the logic of his argument.....Quite disappointing.
There are no 'scenes' in this book.....why is this a question??
This was extremely boring. I kept having the feeling that he wasn't getting to the point. He seemed to keep talking in circles. This book was extremely abstract, perhaps that is what I didn't like about it. If that is what you are going for, then you will probably like this book.
The extreme ability to make simple even the most complicated scientific points.
The Good Delusion, by Richard Dawkins. In a way these two books make the scientific point of the absurdity of god's existence.
His narration is very clear and makes easy to understand difficult complex given his ability to emphasize the necessary words.
The multiple universes we live in.
Dr. David Deutsch has an encyclopedic knowledge and clarity of our universes...