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The Resource What we cannot know : explorations at the edge of knowledge, Marcus du Sautoy

What we cannot know : explorations at the edge of knowledge, Marcus du Sautoy

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What we cannot know : explorations at the edge of knowledge
Title
What we cannot know
Title remainder
explorations at the edge of knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Marcus du Sautoy
Title variation
Explorations at the edge of knowledge
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Language
eng
Summary
"Every week, headlines announce new breakthroughs in our understanding of the universe, new technologies that will transform our environment, new medical advances that will extend our lives. Science is giving us unprecedented insight into some of the big questions that have challenged humanity ever since we've been able to formulate those questions. Where did we come from? What is the ultimate destiny of the universe? What are the building blocks of the physical world? What is consciousness? 'What We Cannot Know' asks us to rein in this unbridled enthusiasm for the power of science. Marcus Du Sautoy explores the limits of human knowledge, to probe whether there is anything we truly cannot know. Are there limits to what we can discover about our physical universe? Are some regions of the future beyond the predictive powers of science and mathematics? Is time before the big bang a no go arena? Are there ideas so complex that they are beyond the conception of our finite human brains? Can brains even investigate themselves or does the analysis enter an infinite loop from which it is impossible to rescue itself? Are there true statements that can never be proved true? " --
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Dewey number
121
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD161
LC item number
. D8 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
What we cannot know : explorations at the edge of knowledge, Marcus du Sautoy
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What we cannot know : explorations at the edge of knowledge, Marcus du Sautoy
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-429) and index
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volume
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nc
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txt
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25 cm
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Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9780007576661
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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