This exploration forces the reader to rethink what "reality" is.
It makes me anxious to retire so that I can attend lectures at the Santa Fe Institute and explore the mesmerizing landscape of nortern New Mexico.
The book was sometimes hard to read for any length of time because it was so packed with information.
What is endlessly fascinating about this book -- which lays out the human search for patterns and meaning -- is the quality of the writing. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Victor Aral
Great thesis tying the human need to find structure and order to science and religion. Atheists can learn from the religion drivers, and religious folks can have a succinct and... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Turkish Rabbi
When Steven Johnson wrote "Emergence" Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software, I found myself pulled into the concept that ordered systems could... Read morePublished on August 13, 2010 by Mark A. Moorstein
This book flirts with profundity, but in the end never really crosses over into the "epiphany" category for me. Read morePublished on June 8, 2010 by Robert Carlberg
I'm reading this book for the third time in under 10 years. Even with this third reading, the passages in the book tickle the neurons in my head with new thoughts and perspectives. Read morePublished on April 9, 2008 by S. Stern
Fire in the Mind passionately relates mans quest for understanding. Johnson sits backs, smiles and equivocates the Anasazi's expressions of order through their beliefs with... Read morePublished on March 22, 2006 by Peyton E. Phillips
Only 7 years have passed. However an interest to the good book can not become outdated. In Russia usually speak any paper owes to have pins and needles in one's arm. Read morePublished on July 15, 2003 by Victor V.Vasiliev
This was a wonderful book - couldn't put it down! The contrast between the Tewa indians and the scientists at Los Alamos made a wonderful backdrop from which to explore the... Read morePublished on May 9, 2001 by Bert R. Onstott