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Marvelous A wonderful bookHumanaMenteRovelli is the dream author to conduct us on this journeyNonfictionAt this point in time when the prestige of science is at a low and even simple issues like climate change are mired in controversy Carlo Rovelli gives us a necessary reflection on what science is and where it comes from Rovelli is a deeply original thinker so it is not surprising that he has novel views on the important uestions of the nature and origin of scienceLee Smolin founding member and researcher at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and author of The Trouble with Physics Winner of the Prix du Livre Haute Maurienne de lAstronomie Carlo Rovelli a leading theoretical physicist uses the figure of Anaximander as the star.
Laws to natural phenomenaIn the award winning The First Scientist Anaximander and His Legacy translated here for the first time in English Rovelli restores Anaximander to his place in the history of science by carefully reconstructing his theories from what is known to us and examining them in their historical and philosophical contexts Rovelli demonstrates that Anaximanders discoveries and theories were decisive influences putting Western culture on its path toward a scientific revolution Developing this connection Rovelli redefines science as a continuous redrawing of our conceptual image of the world He concludes that scientific thinkingthe legacy of Anaximanderis only reliable when it constantly tests the limits of our current knowledg.
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Ting point for an examination of scientific thinking itself its limits its strengths its benefits to humankind and its controversial relationship with religion Anaximander the sixth century BC Greek philosopher is often called the first scientist because he was the first to suggest that order in the world was due to natural forces not supernatural ones He is the first person known to understand that the Earth floats in space to believe that the sun the moon and the stars rotate around itseven centuries before Ptolemy to argue that all animals came from the sea and evolved and to posit that universal laws control all change in the world Anaximander taught Pythagoras who would build on Anaximanders scientific theories by applying mathematical.