|I cannot live without books. -Thomas Jefferson||Reading Lists|
|In the world of politics, the degree to which scruples are exercised is in inverse proportion to the degree to which moral rectitude is claimed. -Thomas A. Wiebe||Quotes|
Book Book Review, Title What Is Life?, Author Erwin Schrödinger, Rating 4.5,
I recently re-read portions Erwin SchrÃ¶dinger's amazing little book What is Life, which was a post-war stimulus for a number of physicists to switch from physics to biology and look hard for a physical understanding of living organisms.
Book Book Review, Title The Origins of Modern Science, Author Herbert Butterfield, Rating 4.0,
Doctor Moriarty, that is physicist Phil Moriarty, holds forth on the various ways of misapplying quantum mechanics, to philosophy, religion, and just about anything but the world of the atom for which it was constructed.Â He is charmingly cranky about such "Woo".
. . . from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
I was asked once by someone close to me why I read the kinds of things I read, or why I would read some things more than once, when much of it didn't seem immediately useful.Â Upon some thought, I replied that I was simply curious, and that not everything of interest is necessarily or immediately of practical value.