Paradigms Regained

by John L Casti

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | April 26, 2001 | Trade Paperback

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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 scientific thought.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.11 × 6.11 × 1.11 in

Published: April 26, 2001

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0380731711

ISBN - 13: 9780380731718

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Paradigms Regained

by John L Casti

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.11 × 6.11 × 1.11 in

Published: April 26, 2001

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0380731711

ISBN - 13: 9780380731718

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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 scientific thought.

About the Author

John L. Casti received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Southern California in 1970. In 1974, after holding positions at the RAND Corporation and the University of Arizona, he became one of the first research staff members at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna, where he stayed until 1986. Since 1992, he has been a professor and resident researcher at the Santa Fe Institute. He is also a professor at the Technical University of Vienna. The author of numerous books, he divides his time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Vienna.

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"A fascinating (and often mind-blowing) treatise that probes the dark corners of science."-- "Details"
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