What We Still Don't Know
Rees (Martin)
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  1. Science in the twenty-first century inherits a fantastic record of accomplishment. Yet there remain enormous questions to answer - some of them revealed by those very past successes. Why is 95 per cent of the universe undetectable dark matter', and does it control the cosmos - how it began, its eventual fate and whether it is finite or infinite? Is our universe the only one, or could there be an infinity of others? Do other universes operate on different physical laws? Is there complex life in other star systems. If so, how far could it outstrip our intelligence? Could a sufficiently advanced life form even create new universes to its own design? In this playful and accessible book, Britain's best-known commentator on the most profound questions in science looks at whether they could be answered and asks, if they are, will the human brain be capable of comprehending the results? What we Still Don't Know looks beyond the edge of current scientific understanding, and poses problems for a new generation of inquiry.
  2. Author: Sir Martin Rees has been a world-leading astrophysicist and cosmologist for thirty years. He is the author of many popular books including:-
    "Rees (Martin) - Before the Beginning: Our Universe and Others",
    "Rees (Martin) - Just Six Numbers - The Deep Forces that Shape the Universe",
    … Our Cosmic Habitat, and
    "Rees (Martin) - Our Final Century: Will the Human Race Survive the Twenty-First Century?".
    He is the UK's Astronomer Royal and a Fellow of King's College Cambridge, where he is Royal Society Professor. He presented the Channel Four TV series1 What We Still Don't Know, which inspired this book.

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Footnote 1: This was recommended by my brother, and I watched the three episodes on YouTube – his recommendation was the third - Link. I found this the weakest of the three – though it was interesting to see Simon Conway Morris and Nick Bostrom in action.


Allen Lane, 2013 - but not available yet? Originally Allen Lane, 2004. Checked again 09/08/2019.

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COMMENT: Time booked to this Book / Paper is that related to viewing and discussing the three associated Channel 4 Programmes.

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