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Big questions in science

Author: Harriet Swain
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, leading scientific thinkers address 20 of the really big questions that people have been asking for hundreds of years. The contributors include John Sulston, Susan Greenfield, John Barrow and David Buss.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harriet Swain
ISBN: 0224062352 9780224062350
OCLC Number: 50215817
Description: xii, 242 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface / Harriet Swain --
Introduction / John Maddox --
Does God exist? / John Polkinghorne --
Introduced / Julia Hinde --
How did the universe begin? / Martin Rees --
Introduced / Martin Ince --
What is time? / John Barrow --
Introduced / Mark Buchanan --
What is consciousness? / Susan Blackmore --
Introduced / Keith Sutherland --
What is a thought? / Susan Greenfield --
Introduced / Anthony Freeman --
What is a dream? / Stephen LaBerge --
Introduced / Mandy Garner --
What is intelligence? / Robert Plomin --
Introduced / Harriet Swain --
How did language evolve? / Geoffrey Miller --
Introduced / Sean Coughlan --
Are we shaped by nature or by the environment? / Michael Rutter --
Introduced / Geoff Watts --
How are men and women different? / Janet Radcliffe Richards --
Introduced / Aisling Irwin --
What makes us fall in and out of love? / David M. Buss --
Introduced / Tim Birkhead --
What causes aggression? / Dolf Zillmann --
Introduced / Chris Bunting --
Is it right to interfere with nature? / Mary Warnock --
Introduced / Caroline Davis --
Can we end disease? / John Sulston --
Introduced / Mandy Gamer --
Will we ever be pain-free? / Ronald Melzack --
Introduced / Geoff Watts --
Can we end hunger? / Brian Heap --
Introduced / Julia Hinde --
Are we still evolving? / Michael Ruse --
Introduced / Mark Buchanan --
Is there life on other planets? / Colin Pillinger --
Introduced / Geoff Watts --
How will the world end? / John Leslie --
Introduced / Aisling Irwin --
What is life about? / Steven Rose --
Introduced / Jon Turney.
Other Titles: Times higher education supplement.
Responsibility: edited by Harriet Swain ; introduction by John Maddox.

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