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The roving mind

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1983.
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This anthology of 62 essays, ranging from the polemic to the persuasive, from the speculative to the realistic, begins with an attack on the most controversial of pseudosciences -- creationism. The book devotes sections to religious radicals, discussions about the possibility of extraterrestrial life, ecology, the roles of science in the modern world, explanation of current scientific theories, scientific  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992.
Roving mind.
Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1983
(OCoLC)558553250
Online version:
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992.
Roving mind.
Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1983
(OCoLC)603745183
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0879752017 9780879752019
OCLC Number: 9503941
Description: ix, 350 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: The religious radicals : The army of the night --
Creationism and the schools --
The Reagan doctrine --
The blind who would lead --
Creeping censorship --
Losing the debate. Part II: Other aberrations : The harvest of intelligence --
That old-time violence --
Little green men or not? --
Don't you believe? --
Open mind? --
The role of the heretic. Part III: Population : The good earth is dying --
The price of survival --
Letter to a newborn child. Part IV: Science: Opinion : Technophobia --
What have you done for us lately? --
Speculation --
Is it wise for us to contact advanced civilizations? --
Pure and impure --
Do we regulate science? --
For public understanding of science --
Science corps --
Science and beauty --
Art and science --
The fascination of science --
Sherlock Holmes as chemist. Part V: Science: Explanation : The global jigsaw --
The inconstant sun --
The sky of the satellites --
The surprises of Pluto --
Neutron stars --
Black holes --
Faster than light --
Hyperspace --
Beyond the universe --
Life on earth. Part VI: The future : Transportation and the future --
The corporation of the future --
The future of collecting --
The computerized world --
The individualism to come --
The coming age of age --
The decade of decision --
Do you want to be cloned? --
the hotel of the future --
The future of plants --
Bacterial engineering --
Flying in time to come --
The ultimate in communication --
His own particular drummer --
The future of exploration --
Homo Obsoletus? --
Volatiles for the life of luna --
Touring the moon --
Life on a space settlement --
Payoff in space. Part VII: Personal : I am a signpost --
The word-processor and I --
A question of speed --
A question of spelling --
My father.
Responsibility: Isaac Asimov.

Abstract:

This anthology of 62 essays, ranging from the polemic to the persuasive, from the speculative to the realistic, begins with an attack on the most controversial of pseudosciences -- creationism. The book devotes sections to religious radicals, discussions about the possibility of extraterrestrial life, ecology, the roles of science in the modern world, explanation of current scientific theories, scientific forecasting and a group of five personal essays. Asimov presents an exciting and realistic view of what awaits humankind -- a technologically sophisticated future with cloning, bacterial engineering, interplanetary travel and space colonization. He also sheds light on questions such as: How can society differentiate between real science and pseudoscience? How can we overcome technophobia? What are the consequences of an advanced technological society? ISBN 0-87975-201-7 : $17.95.

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