WHY US?: HOW SCIENCE REDISCOVERED THE MYSTERY OF OURSELVES

WHY US?: HOW SCIENCE REDISCOVERED THE MYSTERY OF OURSELVES

By: Fanu, James Le

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The triumph of science in explaining man's unique place in the universe mig ht seem almost complete. But in this lucid and compelling account, James Le Fanu describes how in the recent past science has come face-to-face with t wo seemingly unanswerable questions concerning the nature of genetic inheri tance and the workings of the brain-questions that suggest there is, after all, "more than we can know." "Scientists do not 'do' wonder," he writes in his introduction. "Rather . . . they have interpreted the world through the prism of supposing there is nothing in principle that cannot be accounted for." But Le Fanu argues that there is nothing so full of wonder as life itself. As revealed by recent scientific research, it is simply not possible to get from the monotonous sequence of genes strung out along the double helix to the infinite beauty and diversity of the living world, or from the electrical activity of the brain to the richness and abundant creativity of the human mind. Le Fanu's exploration of these mysteries, and his analysis of where they might lead us in our thinking about the nature and purpose of human existence, form the impassioned and riveting heart of Why Us?

Title: WHY US?: HOW SCIENCE REDISCOVERED THE MYSTERY OF OURSELVES

Author Name: Fanu, James Le

Categories: General Science,

Publisher: Pantheon: 2009

ISBN Number: 037542198X

ISBN Number 13: 9780375421983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000041630