Adequate Wisdom by Ronald P. Smolin
Essays on the Nature of Existence: A Layman's Observations of Life & the Cosmos

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Written for the general reader, the book provides a broad overview of the structures, events and ideas in the world with the goal of achieving an adequate (workable) understanding of the cosmos and the human condition.

It includes sections on physical and biological existence, God and religion, and humanity. Among the many subjects covered are free will and determinism; design and chance; the synergistic and holistic trends in evolution; the quantum universe and the implications of an infinite world; human personality; atheism and agnosticism; and love, attraction and friendship.

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Published February 12, 2012 by Trans-Atlantic Pubns. 366 pages
Genres: Science & Math, Law & Philosophy.

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It would be very easy, due to the nature of many of the topics, for the author to give skewed, opinionated views, but more often than not he succeeds in steering clear of giving his personal opinion, presenting instead a wide collection of possibilities.

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“The obvious motif of this work is to embrace all components of the world and to suggest that everything is contingent upon everything else, while paradoxically allowing forms and processes to express themselves individually.” Most of the discussions cover scientific information and philosophica...

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