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Dreams of Earth and Sky characters ó 107 ☆ In this seuel to The Scientist as Rebel 2006 Freeman Dyson—whom The Times of London calls “one of the world’s most original minds”—celebrates openness to unconventional ideas and “the spirit of joyful dreaming” in which he believes that science should be pursued Throughout these essaIn this seuel to The Scientist as Rebel 2006 Freeman Dyson whom The Times of London calls “one of the world’s most original minds” celebrates openness to unconventional ideas and “the spirit of joyful dreaming” in which he believes that science should be pursued Throughout these essays which range from the creation of the Royal Society in the seventeenth century to the scientific inuiries of the Romantic generation to recent books by Daniel Kahneman and Malcolm Gladwell he seeks to “break down t. This is only notionally a book of book reviews In truth it's a set of insights and opinions from a one in a million intellect who's stood at the nexus of science for most of the 20th century Freeman Dyson provides insights into the nature of human inuisitiveness politics vanity the future and many other topics Rewarding read

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He barriers that separate science from other sources of human wisdom”  Dyson discusses twentieth century giants of physics such as Richard Feynman J Robert Oppenheimer Paul Dirac and Steven Weinberg many of whom he knew personally as well as Winston Churchill’s pursuit of nuclear weapons for Britain and Wernher von Braun’s pursuit of rockets for space travel And he takes a provocative often politically incorrect approach to some of today’s most controversial scientific issues global warming the cur. Good overview and history behind of a variety of modern topics in science technology and politics I really like that Dyson offers responses to readers comments at the end of each section Sometimes the sections leave you wanting a little bit info but fortunately he does leave references

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Dreams of Earth and SkyRent calculations of which he thinks are probably wrong; the future of biotechnology which he expects to dominate our lives in the next half century as the tools to design new living creatures become available to everyone; and the flood of information in the digital age Dyson offers fresh perspectives on the history the philosophy and the practice of scientific inuiry and even on the blunders the wild guesses and wrong theories that are also part of our struggle to understand the wonders of the natural worl. A new hero for me