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Both authors insist, from a rather different perspective , that a scientist's focus on the generality of experience ought to be intertwined with the focus on its uniqueness to humans provided by the societal or the philosophical context. Gott, a philosopher, begins with an autobiographical chapter that establishes his orthodoxy and asserts the primacy of Marxist-Leninist thought.
An extensive discussion of the validity of dialectic materialism, as opposed to Machist Idealism and neo-Thomism , is followed by chapters on the role and characteristics of scientific concepts.
The laws and principles of conservation and symmetry that permeate scientific formalism as well as the importance of recent discoveries in subatomic physics and cosmology are addressed. The book ends with a brief review of areas of physics that can be expected to bear fruit in the future, such as high energy physics, controlled fusion, high temperature semiconductors.
Overall, the book is likely to be of rather limited interest to nonspecialists. I found the translation excellent. Cloud, a biogeologist, gives a spirited overview of scientific knowledge by means of vignettes ranging from the structure of the universe and the origin of elements to the ascendence of Homo Sapiens and the survival problems facing the species.
The book is aimed at educated laypersons with basic scientific literacy.
The major subdivisions are Cosmos, Earth, Life and Man. The treatment is, of course, not comprehensive but rather provides an overall structure of current knowledge, punctuated by detailed examinations of questions either still controversial or whose resolution has been particularly important. Addressed in turn are the properties and origin of the elements. A basic thrust is that, although some of the intermediate steps are still unclear, the overall picture is known for example, 'the question is not whether evolution happened but how it happened'.
Already humans intervene actively, by accident, through their activities ranging from agriculture to testing of nuclear weapons. In fact, a large effect on the equilibrium of nature, which had provided a niche for humans, is inevitable. The arithmetic indicates that even the essential activities necessary for feeding and housing the unavoidable population of the next century is bound to drastically change the face of the planet.
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