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Some Things They Forgot to Mention

(The Other Side of the Spectrum)

BySteve Lee

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Somehow, somewhere along the line, most of us seem to have fallen victim to the notion that science and technology have all-but figured everything out. What with the advent of the smart phone, the smart watch, smart dog bowl, and now the smart refrigerator, what else is there? Compared to a refrigerator that texts me in the middle of my meetings with the Queen to announce to the world we are almost out of bratwurst, walking on the moon seems almost trite. In the midst of this panacea of smartness however, "Some Things They Forgot to Mention" offers a cold hard dose of reality, demonstrating for us the fact that not all smart things are as they seem. As it turns out, much of what we think we know about "science" and the world around us is, at the very least, incomplete. Examples underscoring this fact include many of the key details about how the universe operates, not the least of which are some of the most fundamental forces that govern nature and thereby directly affect life itself. Using a range of select curiosities in math, science, biochemistry, and current events, "Some Things They Forgot to Mention" takes us on a journey of discovery, even as it addresses some of these assumptions head-on. As this discussion works its way across our "spectrum of acquired knowledge", we eventually land hard at the "darker" end of this spectrum where we find the less logical and baser aspects of human nature festering in the realm of "Political Science". In this sea of gross dysfunction and corruption we see the seeds of our undoing -- an end largely fueled by our own hubris and ignorance. This, even as the animal side of our nature now threatens to undo much of what our ancestors struggled to achieve over the past 1000 years -- many paying the ultimate price for those gains with the blood of their own sons and daughters. Drawing from both ancient history and current events, "Some Things They Forgot to Mention" offers us some serious food for thought about what all of this is telling us. Foremost of these things, is the glint of an understanding that causality implies there are certain consequences for the choices we make. As we begin our downward slope of the whole "Rise and Fall" pattern in history, we are now beginning to see the effects of these consequences, and the hint of the certain immutable long-term repercussions they bring that could easily cripple civilization for the next 1000 years -- if not destroy it altogether.

Details

Publication Date
Dec 30, 2022
Language
English
ISBN
9781387396498
Category
Science & Medicine
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Steve Lee

Specifications

Pages
371
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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