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Leonard Mlodinow was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1954. He received bachelor's degrees in math and physics and a master's degree in physics from Brandeis University and a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a Bantrell Research Fellow in Theoretical vis mere Physics at the California Institute of Technology, and then became an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Munich, Germany. In the 1980s, he wrote for numerous television shows including MacGyver, Star Trek: the Next Generation, and Night Court. In 1993, he decided to switch to computer gaming and became producer, executive producer and designer of several award-winning games. From 1997 to 2003, he was the vice president for software development and then vice president and publisher for math education at Scholastic Inc. In 2005, he began teaching at the California Institute of Technology. He is now a full-time writer. His books include Euclid's Window, Feynman's Rainbow, A Briefer History of Time with Stephen Hawking, The Drunkard's Walk, The Grand Design with Stephen Hawking, and War of the Worldviews with Deepak Chopra. He has also written two children's books with Matt Costello: The Last Dinosaur and Titanic Cat. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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The Grand Design (2010) 3,319 eksemplarer
A Briefer History of Time (2005) 2,589 eksemplarer
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 (2011) — Bidragyder — 290 eksemplarer

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A fine book by an excellent writer, although I would've titled it "Instinctual" , as it's main premise is the dominance of the unconscious mind over the conscious one - of instinct over intellect. He makes a compelling case, but artfully dodges the obvious (to me, anyway) implications: the demise of morality and free will. Not sure I believe a lot of this, but well reasoned and well written - it makes you think, which is exactly the purpose of a book.
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dhaxton | 22 andre anmeldelser | Jan 26, 2024 |
Very interesting deep-dive into randomness and the role it plays in our lives.
 
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EZLivin | 85 andre anmeldelser | Jan 18, 2024 |
This will be one I reread from time to time. It discusses how amazing humans are at recognizing patterns. To the extent that we pretty much constantly search for them, even when they are not there. This causes problems.

My favorite example of this was a survey which tracked misconceptions. Most of which seem obvious if you think about them, but our brains are geared to lizard brain them before we actually think about them. One of the questions asked if the respondent thought there were more words in the English language that contain the letter "n" or more that end in "ing"

The overwhelming majority answered "Ing," because they recognized it as an oft-repeating pattern, and blanked right over the fact that there's an "n" in "ing"
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Moon_Cthulhu | 85 andre anmeldelser | Nov 9, 2023 |
An absolutely fascinating read ! I've often heard that we only use 10 % of our brains and that statement has always bothered me Well, as the author of this book demonstrates,time and time again,our subconscious mind is constantly at work. It drives us and influences in so many surprising and usual ways, that that statement is something that's no longer going to trouble me. A very encouraging read. Beacuse after all, the mind is a terrible thing to waste.
 
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