The bestselling author of Free
Radicals takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the most controversial areas
of modern science
The atom, the big bang, DNA, natural selection—all are ideas
that have revolutionized science; and all were dismissed out of hand when they
first appeared. The surprises haven’t stopped in recent years, and in At the
Edge of Uncertainty, bestselling author Michael Brooks investigates the new
wave of radical insights that are shaping the future of scientific discovery.
Brooks takes us to the extreme frontiers of what we understand
about the world. He journeys from the observations that might rewrite our story
of how the cosmos came to be, through the novel biology behind our will to
live, and on to the physiological root of consciousness. Along the way, he
examines how it’s time to redress the gender imbalance in clinical trials,
explores how merging humans with other species might provide a solution to the
shortage of organ donors, and finds out whether the universe really is like a
computer or if the flow of time is a mere illusion. Download and start listening now!