Category Archives: Book Reviews – Science

Review of Roy Scranton’s, Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization

Roy Scranton served as a private in the US army from 2002 to 2006, including a term in Iraq. In his new book, Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization, he reflects on one of the greatest threat to humanity—climate change. Scranton argues that, as we destroy the climate that sustains us, we destroy ourselves. We are our own worst enemy. Continue reading Review of Roy Scranton’s, Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization

Review of Phil Torres’, The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us About the Apocalypse

The basic theme of Phil Torres’ new book, The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Apocalypse, is that powerful new technologies threaten the survival of the entire human species. Continue reading Review of Phil Torres’, The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us About the Apocalypse

Review of Marcelo Gleiser’s, The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning

There is a new book on the intersection between science and the meaning of life: The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning by Marcelo Gleiser, the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. Continue reading Review of Marcelo Gleiser’s, The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning