John L. Casti's Paradigms Lost framed each Big Question
as a mock jury trial with prosecution, defense, and verdict
rendered. Now Paradigms Regained reexamines each of these
questions as an appellate brief and decides whether or not the
previous verdict still holds based on a decade's worth of new
evidence from the scientific world's top minds.
In Paradigms Regained, noted mathematician and
researcher John Casti boldly tackles the Big Questions of science
and sets our sights on a thrilling new millennium of discovery.
Exploring the extraordinary "what ifs" of the natural world -- the
origins of Life, the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence,
our genetic destiny, the roots of Language and Learning, the limits
of knowtedge -- he debates, with penetrating insight, the diverse
and competing theories that exist today.
Brilliant, accessible, and totally engrossing, Paradigms
Regained offers important new insight into contemporary