Science starts to get interesting when things don't make sense. Even today, there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past, similar anomalies have revolutionised our world: in the 16th century, a set of celestial irregularities led Copernicus to realise that the Earth goes around the sun and not the reverse.
In 13 Things That Don't Make Sense, Michael Brooks meets 13 modern-day anomalies that may become tomorrow's breakthroughs.
Is 96%of the universe missing? If no study has ever been able to definitively show that the placebo effect works, why has it become a pillar of medical science? Was the 1977 signal from outer space a transmission from an alien civilization? Spanning fields from chemistry to cosmology, psychology to physics, Michael Brooks thrillingly captures the excitement and controversy of the scientific unknown.
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Too much non-science for my taste.
- Robert Patterson
If you want science dont bother
Unfortunately the author does not seem to understand the "Scientific Method"
David Deutsch "The beginning of infinity"
The concept of the book is fine. Unfortunately it seems to have been written by someone without any science education. It rambles along with vagaries and then degenerates into an advertising promotion for Homeopathy