Paradigms Lost: Images of Man in the Mirror of Science

Author(s): John L. Casti


Intended for both the layman and the scientist, this book presents an overview of some of today's great scientific questions, from the way in which we acquire language and the fundamental nature of our thinking processes, to the possible existence of life elsewhere in the universe. Each chapter is constructed in the form of a trial, with the conventional scientific wisdom presented by the prosecution and alternative views put forward by the defence . The author, who aims to be both informative and entertaining, subsequently steps in to act as juror , offering explanations of his verdicts.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780349105444
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Abacus
  • : 0.464
  • : September 1991
  • : 4.5 Centimeters X 12.6 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John L. Casti
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 592