Notes from the Holocene: a brief history of the future

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Chelsea Green Pub.,
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[2007]
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In a thought-provoking, humorous, and engaging style, Dorion Sagan combines philosophy, science, and an understanding of illusion to probe the deep questions of existence. Operating on the precept that the universe is far weirder than we might imagine, Sagan ñ son of acclaimed scientists Carl Sagan and Lynn Margulis ñ uses his knowledge of philosophy, science, sleight-of-hand magic, and the fantastical writings of Philip K. Dick to explore some of the deepest questions we face on Earth. He provides fresh insights as to why we are here, the nature of technology, the prognosis for humanity, the living nature of our planet, and a reasoned explanation to why our universe is probably just one of an infinite number. Notes from the Holocene is a prime example of the writing coming from a new generation of scientific writers. It will inspire readers to think for themselves while leaving them chuckling with tongue-in-cheek anecdotes - a rare combination that Sagan delivers with ease. And yes, as geneticist J.B.S. Haldane says, ìthe universe is not only stranger than we imagine, but stranger than we can imagine.î
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