A Different Universe

A Different Universe
by Robert B. Laughlin

The Artful Universe Expanded
by John D. Barrow

The goal of “reductionism” is to take all of nature apart to see all the cogs and levers moving matter and energy around. A thorough going materialist could hope that reductionism is the path, however arduous, to a complete understanding of the universe. A more modest version of materialism would allow that some aspects of the universe will inevitably remain opaque to our inquiries, but still insist that looking for the underlying cogs...

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