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We are on the threshold of a new understanding—of where we are in the cosmos, and what we are made of. We just have to accept that there is more than one of us in the universe. Plume Books. Most physicists haven’t even recognized the uncomfortable truth: physics has been in crisis since 1927.
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Charged under an obscure blasphemy law in a small New Jersey town in 1919, Vijay Sahni is challenged by a skeptical judge to defend his belief that the certainty of mathematics can be extended to all human knowledge--including religion. Plume Books. Picador USA. As grandfather and grandson struggle with the question of whether there can ever be absolute certainty in mathematics or life, they are forced to reconsider their fundamental beliefs and choices.
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