Barrow's book is a fairly tough read, delving into topics as varied as theology, art, mathematics, and cosmology in its quest to define impossibility. But for those who have noticed that, "Scientists seem no longer content merely to describe what they have done or what Nature is like; they are keen to tell their audience what their discoveries mean for an ever-widening range of deep philosophical questions," Impossibility is an intriguing look at the evolution of our thoughts on knowing everything. Without limits, there would be no science, and though our imaginations may roam freely through the realms of impossibility, we may find in the end that "what cannot be known is more revealing than what can." --Therese Littleton
The book is bookmarked.
1 The art of the impossible 2 The hope of progress 3 Back to the future 4 Being human 5 Technological limits 6 Cosmological limits 7 Deep limits 8 Impossibility and us 9 Impossibility: taking stock
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