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The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet: Tools of Scientific Revolutions

By: Freeman J Dyson

124 pages, no illustrations

Oxford University Press USA

Paperback | Jun 2001 | #170976 | ISBN: 0195139224
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Hardback | Dec 1999 | #97771 | ISBN: 0195129423
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Delivers an impassioned statement on the nature of scientific work, stating that science operates like a craft industry and produces frequent small-scale tool-driven revolutions which have innumerable practical applications. This book argues that science should be used in the pursuit of justice, peace, and the betterment of societies the world over.

"Writing with great passion and compassion of his view of solar energy, genetics, and the Internet, Dyson shows how each fits into an ethical science of the 21st century. Anyone who believes that science and a happier, more equitable world are incompatible must read this book." --John L. Casti, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, author of The Cambridge Quintet and Paradigms Lost
"There could be no better guide to what the new century and millennium may hold than Freeman Dyson, who bring a rare lucidity and humanity, along with wide-ranging scientific and historical intelligence, to everything he writes. In The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet Dyson considers the potential impact of new scientific and technological advances on individual lives and on society in general; it is a most engaging and important book, as accessible as it is profound."--Oliver Sacks, M.D.
"Freeman Dyson, a legendary figure in the sciences, has given us a thoughtful and thought-provoking glimpse into t



1. Scientific Revolution
2. Technology and Social Justice
3. The High Road

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