Catherine Caufield, 18 May 1989
Show More Three Scientists and their Gods: Looking for Meaning in an Age of Information by Robert Wright.
Times, 324 pp., $18.95, April 1988, 0 8129 1328 0Show More
Coming of Age in the Milky Way by Timothy Ferris.
Bodley Head, 495 pp., £14.95, May 1989, 0 370 31332 1Show More
Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St John by Isaac Newton.
Modus Vivendi, 323 pp., £800Show More
What do you care what other people think? Further Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman.
Unwin Hyman, 255 pp., £11.95, February 1989, 0 04 440341 0Show More
“... Are you ready for digital physics? Physics that says that the universe is a huge computer? For those of us who never quite mastered the old physics, the idea of tackling a new version may not be terribly tempting. But Ed Fredkin, the controversial scientist whose brain-child it is, insists that digital physics is simpler than the ordinary kind. In fact, its simplicity, its elegance is one of the main reasons why Fredkin believes in it ...”