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The Relativity of Wrong

Isaac Asimov Ý 7 review

Hemistry and nuclear reactivity were a challenge but each essay built into the next so that at the end the reader had some of the tools to understand our place in the universe When reader had some of the tools to understand our place in the universe When right wrong What will fuel interstellar space ships How are new stars born In the pages of this book readers embark on a fascinating journey that takes them from the center of the human brain to the outer reaches of the universe Brimming with the legendary Asimov wit this sweeping collection of real life wonders is a delightful potpourri of conundrums puzzles and awesome astronomical anomalies all uaranteed to thrill readers who long to comprehend the incomprehensibleHighly recommended Most of what Asimov writes follows a story meandering along down different lines of diverting uestions Indeed through exploring how our understanding of certain uestions Indeed through exploring how our understanding of certain evolved from scratch skillfully painting a picture of how scientists at the time were thinking with the limited information they had Asimov uides the reader on a stroll through history letting it all play out like a mysteryBut if it was Asimov that lured me to open the book it was the discoveries and their backstories that kept me turning the page These were often so unusual or interesting that I forgot that I might be learning something Not sure if I agree with the final premise presented in the last essay about rightness and wrongness existing on a spectrum instead of being absolutes but the rest of the essays in the book are fantasti. Ome astronomical anomalies Asimov is as formidable and readable as ever Kirkus Review. .
Ions one on biology and one on space The biology section was a bit too much detail for me but the space section was reat I ve decided to read this collection of essays after a person recommended that I read Asimov s article The Relativity of Wrong since I loved this uote of his and used it many timesWhen people thought the Earth was flat they were wrong When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat then your view is wronger than both of them put togetherThis book contains that title essay which was the most important one in my opinion in addition to the other 16 articles that were scientific but very simple detailed and reuired no previous deep knowledge of any sciences Asimov divided his essays into three roups Isotopes and Elements I liked this one the least since I am not very interested in Chemistry The Solar System and Beyond The Solar System What I really loved about his writing style is that he included an interesting and fun anecdote in the beginning of each article Re This is a collection of science essays by Asimov so of course s pretty cool He tries to make the concepts understandable to laymen but honestly struggled with some of the essays The book is about half laymen but honestly I struggled with some of the essays The book is about half and half physics and I found most of the physics interesting There are numerous chapters on planets and stars and those were super found most of the physics interesting There are numerous chapters on planets and stars and those were super Some of the essays about Says delivers a delightful potpourri of chemical conundrums alactic puzzles and awes. .