By Herman Wouk
"More years in the past than I care to reckon up, I met Richard Feynman." So starts THE LANGUAGE GOD TALKS, Herman Wouk's gem on navigating the divide among technology and faith. in a single wealthy, compact quantity, Wouk attracts on tales from his existence in addition to on key occasions from the 20 th century to deal with the everlasting questions of why we're right here, what function religion serves, and the way medical truth matches into the image. He relates exceptional conversations he is had with scientists comparable to Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Freeman Dyson, and Steven Weinberg, and brings to existence such pivotal moments because the 1969 moon touchdown and the Challenger catastrophe. Brilliantly written, THE LANGUAGE GOD TALKS is a scintillating and full of life research and a invaluable addition to the literature.
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Elie Wiesel “In The Language God Talks, Herman Wouk has supplied an enjoyable and thought-provoking essay meant to either unsettle the complacent and plant a defiant flag of deathless trust. ” —James E. individual Jr. , Washington occasions “As attractive as Wouk’s megaselling old novels. challenging to not like. ” —Booklist “This is a unprecedented e-book approximately technology in its so much human shape. Wouk’s recounting of conversations with Richard Feynman isn't to be overlooked. ” —Stanley B. Prusiner, Nobel Laureate, Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative illnesses, college of California, San Francisco * Steven Weinberg, dealing with Up: technological know-how and Its Cultural Adversaries (Cambridge, MA: Harvard collage Press, 2003). * Then handsome profit. —HW, 2009 * Feynman’s distinctive account is in What Do You Care What folks imagine? (New York: Norton, 1988). * My novel A gap in Texas (New York: Little, Brown, 2004) is a rueful comedy in this grave topic. * Freeman Dyson, nerve-racking the Universe (New York: Harper & Row, 1979). ** George Dyson, undertaking Orion: the genuine tale of the Atomic Spaceship (New York: Henry Holt and corporate, 2002). * Wolfgang Kohler, The Mentality of the Apes (New York: Routledge, 1978). ** Jared Diamond, The 3rd Chimpanzee (New York: HarperCollins, 1992). * “The conquest of the world of the nebulae is an fulfillment of significant telescopes. ”—Edwin Hubble * Ronald Florence, the right laptop: development the Palomar Telescope (New York: HarperCollins, 1995). * Charles Sherrington, guy on His Nature (New York: Cambridge college Press, 1940). * for 3 wartime years I sailed these southern seas, stood countless numbers of evening watches, and not spotted the Magellanic Clouds. unluckily, the astronomy path I dropped. —HW * Richard Feynman was once then years outdated. i used to be 5. —HW * Edwin Hubble, the world of the Nebulae (Silliman Memorial Lectures) (New York: Yale college Press, 1936). * Gale E. Christianson, Edwin Hubble: Mariner of the Nebulae (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995). * Hubble stolidly used galaxy to intend the Milky manner simply. the entire others have been continuously “extra-galactic nebulae. ” * Sir Fred Hoyle, 1915–2001. * Gale E. Christianson, Edwin Hubble: Mariner of the Nebulae (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995). * Robert P. Kirshner, The Extravagant Universe (Princeton, NJ: Princeton college Press, 2002). * completely moderate Deviations from the crushed music: The Letters of Richard Feynman (Cambridge, MA: easy Books, 2005). * A. M. Auerbach, humorous males Don’t snicker (New York: Doubleday, 1965). * Cambridge, MA: easy Books, 1998. * Vitalism: a doctrine that the techniques of lifestyles should not explicable by means of the legislation of physics and chemistry on my own. —Henri Bergson * I. Bernard Cohen is the writer of The Newtonian Revolution (New York: Cambridge collage Press, 1983). Cohen taught heritage of technological know-how at Harvard for sixty years. * James Gleick, Genius: The existence and technological know-how of Richard Feynman (New York: classic, 1993). * Frank Press and Raymond Siever, Earth, Fourth version (New York: W.