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Saleem Ali on Natural Laws and Human Life

Saleem Ali discusses his sweeping, globally integrative new book, Earthly Order: How Natural Laws Define Human Life. Earthly Order explores patterns of deep structural linkages between natural order and human-constructed order, between the environment and society; it shows how natural laws operate at all levels of the majestic hierarchy of human existents, from the quantum…

Tim Palmer on Doubt: From Quantum Physics to Climate Change

Tim Palmer discusses his new book, The Primacy of Doubt: From Quantum Physics to Climate Change, How the Science of Uncertainty Can Help Us Understand Our Chaotic World. In it, he challenges conventional wisdom on quantum mechanics, free will, and more. Order The Primacy of Doubt now. Tim Palmer is a Royal Society Research Professor…

Manil Suri on How to Build the Universe with Math

Mathematician Manil Suri talks about about his insightful new book, The Big Bang of Numbers: How to Build the Universe Using Only Math. He explores if math describes the universe or creates it, what “nothing” mean to a mathematician, and if all mathematically consistent systems create universes. He also tackles arithmetic, geometry, algebra, patterns, physics,…

Sean Carroll on the Biggest Ideas in the Universe

Sean Carroll talks about about his terrific new book, The Biggest Ideas in the Universe: Space, Time, and Motion. He also dives into the importance of equations in popular science writing, conservation, Noether’s Theorem, the mechanics of space, the nature of time, black holes, gravity, and many other topics. Order The Biggest Ideas in the…