Human beings are scientific creatures, using reason and intuition to forge ever greater autonomy over the powers of nature. The scientific method provides humanity with a tool with which to elucidate the objective truths of nature. But we are as much spiritual beings as we are rational, with an entrenched desire to believe in something beyond ourselves. In this work, Neil English provides glimpses of the powers and mystery of the universe and describes current advances in knowledge that have put us close to linking the properties of matter with an understanding of life. Addressing humanity's desire to give a wider context to its own existence, Dr English then explores issues such as astrology, UFOs, alien abductions and the use of psychoactive drugs to alter our perception of reality. This book brings into context many of the scientific phenomena that are of broad interest to society. It is aimed particularly at those who have a predilection for science, but the jargon-free presentation makes it accessible even to the uninitiated, who will discover that not everything is predestined by laws of nature and that our evolutionary journey contains a strong element of serendipity.
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Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97807188298411.0
Descripción Lutterworth Press, 2000. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0718829840