Search Results for: Brian Greene

Brian Greene’s big idea

How’s this for a motivational speech. Given by a scientist. A theoretical physicist! It’s Brian Greene – author of the books The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory and The Fabric of the Cosmos. … Continue reading

Christmas present for nerds – what about science books?

Every family has members who enjoy reading non-fiction. And often they particularly enjoy science books. So there’s an idea for Christmas presents. Fortunately, this weeks announcement of the Royal Society’s Winton Prize for Science Books presents some excellent choices for … Continue reading

Einstein on Galileo’s contribution

Some religious apologists just can’t leave Galileo alone. They are unhappy about the fact that most people accept that the Church behaved badly in sentencing Galileo for heresy. (He got house arrest for the rest of his life and bans … Continue reading

The greatest show

Here’s a book to look forward to. Coming this September is Richard Dawkins‘ latest book The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. I understand that this book will engage more with the arguments of those who seek to … Continue reading

Whether we like it or not

Another discussion from the Origins Symposium held recently by the Arizona State University. This one a discussion between cosmologists Brian Greene and Lawrence Krauss. These are also authors of popular science books (selections for Greene here and Krauss here). These … Continue reading

Where did we come from?

Anyone interested in this question (and aren’t most of us) could not do better than watch the videos coming out of the Origins symposium. With a mission statement of “Exploring Questions at the Edge of Knowledge: From the Universe to … Continue reading

Reading in retirement

Scientific research is a very creative and personally satisfying process. However, researchers often find that the inevitable specialisation and concentration on limited aspects of reality can lead to a lack of understanding and appreciation of discoveries in other fields. Since … Continue reading

The new science of morality

This last week saw the latest Edge Seminar – The New Science of Morality – held in the US. (see Edge: THE NEW SCIENCE OF MORALITY). This looks fascinating.  Nine leading researchers in the field gave presentations. Short abstracts are … Continue reading

Introducing SkepticBlog

From eSkeptic the email newsletter of the US Skeptics Society –  a new blog promoting science and reason. And with a group of reputable writers: SkepticBlog is a collaboration among some of the most recognized names in promoting science, critical … Continue reading