- Paperback: 324 pages
- Publisher: Harpercollins; Reprint edition (August 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060972572
- ISBN-13: 978-0060972578
- Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.4 x 7.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #620,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Three Scientists and Their Gods: Looking for Meaning in an Age of Information Reprint Edition
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From Publishers Weekly
What is the meaning of life? Award-winning essayist Wright addresses this daring question in an engaging and accessible look at the work and beliefs of three leading American scientists: Edward Fredkin, Edward O. Wilson and Kenneth Boulding. "This is a wonderful, thought-provoking book," wrote PW .
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It is always good to read about E.O. Wilson, but there are other books which offer interesting profiles, including his own.
The section I came back to is the one on Fredkin -- the one who thinks the universe is "digital." I think he's right in thinking that spacetime is discrete as opposed to analog. As string theory founders, or at least doesn't seem to be going anywhere into what you'd call testable, it's worth thinking about the idea I thought was pretty outrageous the first time I read it, of a truly digital universe. (If you get REALLY into exploring that set of ideas, you can find his website on line, with his papers and a forum.)
But that's only one of the ideas packed into this book. I found on revisiting it that I'd put about 100 placemarkers and marginal notes in this the first time I read it. I didn't AGREE with everything said in this book, but it did stimulate quite a bit of thought.