In a up to date New York Times profile, James Glanz remarked, "Steven Weinberg is likely to be the world's such a lot authoritative proponent of the concept physics is hurtling towards a 'final theory,' an entire clarification of nature's debris and forces that may suffer because the bedrock of all technology forevermore. he's additionally a strong author of prose that may illuminate--and sting...He lately bought the Lewis Thomas Prize, provided to the researcher who most sensible embodies 'the scientist as poet.'" either the intense scientist and the provocative author are absolutely found in this publication as Weinberg pursues his vital passions, theoretical physics and a deeper realizing of the tradition, philosophy, background, and politics of technology.

each one of those essays, which span fifteen years, struggles in a single means or one other with the need of dealing with as much as the invention that the legislation of nature are impersonal, with out trace of a distinct prestige for people. protecting the spirit of technological know-how opposed to its cultural adversaries, those essays exhibit a perspective that's reductionist, realist, and devoutly secular. each one is preceded through a brand new advent that explains its provenance and, if beneficial, brings it brand new. jointly, they find the money for the overall reader the original excitement of experiencing the excellent experience, figuring out, and data of 1 of the main fascinating and forceful medical minds of our period.

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