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Free read Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic uandaries Neil deGrasse Tyson ì 4 review Free download · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ì Neil deGrasse Tyson A vibrant collection of essays on the cosmos from the nation's best known astrophysicist One of today's best popularizers of science Kirkus ReviewsLoyal readers of the monthly Universe essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusia Within my skull where all of those vital pieces of data surrounding science are supposed to be stored there is instead a vast beaker shaped void of ignorance In high school while we were supposed to be studying the musculature of the formaldehyde soaked amphibians pinned ignominiously to their coffinesue metal trays I was far interested in studying the effects of adding fire to small green buds During my brief time wandering the hallways of the University world I was able to do away with my prereuisite reuirement by taking an Arts of Science course tailor made for those interested in empathy than entropy and while I did manage to get a crocodile on my report card all I took away from that class was an abiding hatred for hippies The long and the short of all this is that I didn t know a uasar from a neutron or a brown dwarf from a red giant though Red Dwarf was a magnificent television seriesAs a devout lover of science fiction and hi tech gadgetry of all sorts this was a matter of not a little shame for me To resolve this I decided that it was time for me to fill in some of the immense gaps in my education the best way I know how via book Yet how to avoid having my eyes glaze over the moment someone started explaining cell structures or complex wave fields Fortunately as it often does my television provided a solution when Stephen Colbert took a visit to the American Museum of Natural Historys Hayden Planetarium and spoke with its Director Neil deGrasse Tyson Tyson while just as geeky as you would expect from an astrophysicist is phenomenally skilled at taking incredibly complex scientific theories and translating them into a Common English that even Stephen Colbert is able to understand My fate was sealed This man was the ideal author to ease myself into the brave new world of stellar science Death by Black Hole is a collection of essays the Tyson penned for Natural History magazine over the course of several years Each essay addresses a different topic running the gamut from the birth of the universe the history of astronomical discoveries humankind s fixation on the red hills of Mars and the life bringing water that may lay frozen away all the way to the Pluto Wars it s amazing just how contentious Pluto s status as planet is Of course there s some overlap between the chapters and some facts get repeated but rather than bugging me I found it to be a good refresher of what had come before that helped solidify my basic understanding of the concepts at hand Most interesting to me policy junkie that I am is the closing essay in which Tyson writes about the plague of scientific ignorance sweeping the country After almost brutally doing away with that Bible in textbook clothing anachronism that is intelligent design he makes great points about America s waning prestige in scientific research and the future costs both economic and academic that we will have to pay due to ceding our intellectual priority to advance knowledge I m not much interested in sustaining American supremacy in any field but I can always get behind an argument for strengthening educationWhat I most enjoyed was the excitement that Tyson has for his field He doesn t get bogged down in the minutiae of atomic weights and the like but thrills at the possibilities of uantum mechanics and takes an almost excessive amount of joy in ruminating over the possible ways that people can be killed in space from the atom splitting nullification of crossing a black hole s event horizon to the persistent fear of a species leveling asteroid striking Earth Tyson is a man possessed of a childlike sense of wonder at the mysteries of the universe that sees the current limits of our scientific understanding not as having reached the final frontiers of science but as hurdles to be vaulted over in our uest to know His enthusiasm is uite contagious and I challenge any reader to emerge from this book without being excited about science

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Free read Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic uandaries Neil deGrasse Tyson ì 4 review Free download · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ì Neil deGrasse Tyson Sm Here Tyson compiles his favorite essays across a myriad of cosmic topics The title essay introduces readers to the physics of black holes by explaining the gory details of what would happen to your body if you fell into one Holy Wars examines the needless friction between science and religion in the context of historical conflicts The Search for Life in the Universe exp I have often lamented the passing of my favorite popular scientist Carl Sagan by talking about how necessary he is right now We are at a point in our history where scientific illiteracy is growing where people are not only ignorant of how science works but are proud of their ignorance What we need is someone who can reach the majority of Americans who are not especially scientifically literate the people whose automatic reaction to science is to think That s just too hard for me to deal withEnter Neil deGrasse Tyson an astrophysicist and the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City He s appeared on countless television programs including The Daily Show and The Colbert Report to talk about the current state of astronomy and astrophysics He s an engaging and entertaining man who claims that Pluto was asking for its demotion who seems to take perverse pleasure in describing all the terrible ways the universe could take us out He knows that we re in a precarious position here on Earth and he revels in it rather than worrying about it Whereas Sagan seemed to come from the point of view that the universe was a place of infinite wonder where one could look anywhere and be awed and humbled Tyson s attitude is of the universe as an infinite theme park a place where you could see your electrons stripped from your body watch gas clouds larger than our own solar system collide and ignite or see planets crumple under cosmic bombardment Tyson s universe is an adventure as big as it getsThis book is a collection of essays that Tyson wrote for Natural History magazine over a ten year period on a variety of subjects related to science and scientific inuiry In many ways it s similar to every other pop science book out there and there are so very many of them but it is his perspective and his voice that makes this one stand out from the crowdHe s grouped his essays into seven sections on topics ranging from the difficulties inherent in actually knowing anything about the universe to the understanding of how life went from little mindless bacteria to we clever Homo sapiens to the intersection of science and religion Most of it is accessible to the average non scientist though he does get a little technical at points But he understands that and he tries to compensate for for the fact that by and large the public is intimidated by real science In the essay entitled Over the Rainbow he discusses this particular challenge by using spectroscopy as an exampleIn spectroscopy astrophysicists look at the spectrum of a star hunting for telltale dark lines that indicate the physical properties of stars It s like looking at a rainbow with bits blackened out of it as though the CIA had somehow gotten to it first Those black lines contain all the vital information about the star s composition and importantly speed Very little can be gleaned by just looking at the star as it turns out He notes five levels of abstraction starting from the star itselfLevel 0 A starLevel 1 Picture of a starLevel 2 Light from the picture of a starLevel 3 Spectrum from the light from the picture of a starLevel 4 Patterns of lines lacing the spectrum from the light from the picture of a starLevel 5 Shifts in the patterns of lines in the spectrum from the light from the picture of a starThese descending levels of abstraction can apply to any branch of science not just astrophysics The challenge as he notes is getting people past level 1 which is easy to understand but is not the level at which true science is done It is up to educators he says to help make people comfortable with looking at real science and not just pretty picturesIndeed there are several sections of the book dedicated to the intersection between science and the public He talks about how easily we are baffled by numbers why are below ground floors not labeled 1 2 3 etc and how casually we disregard actual scientific facts He brings up some of his favorite moments in bad movie science and how he single handedly saved Titanic from ignominious astronomical shame At least on its DVD re release He addresses the historically shifting centers of science in human history how things like NASA are truly a global endeavor Without the discoveries made through history by people all over the planet from England to Greece to Baghdad there would be no NASA nor any science that we recognize And to assume that the United States will always be the center of scientific discovery is to willfully ignore historyAnd of course there s a section dedicated to the conflict between religion and science a never ending battle that has existed since science began Tyson believes that there can be no common ground between the two science relies on facts religion relies on faith This is not to say that one is better than the other any than say a hammer is better than a screwdriver It s just that you can t use them interchangeably And he points out that becoming a scientist doesn t reuire you to give up your faith There have been and still are countless scientists who are believers in the Divine It s just that most of them know enough not to confuse science and spirituality The place where they meet historically is on the boundary of ignorance Isaac Newton having figured out gravity couldn t uite work out how you could have a multiple body system like our solar system without the whole thing falling into chaos His conclusion God must from time to time step in to keep things on the right path Having done that Newton went on to do other things and it wasn t until the next century that Pierre Simon laPlace decided that he wasn t satisfied with Newton s Insert God Here argument and did the math for himselfIn other words God is a marker on the boundaries of ignorance and the best of us are tempted to let Him answer the uestions that we can t To do so however impedes the path of science and stops progress in its tracks What if Newton had said No I m going to figure this damn thing out Would we be a century ahead in our technology by now Maybe maybe not What if the Catholic Church had listened when Galileo said The Bible tells you how to go to heaven not how the heavens go Might progress have been made So many great thinkers have come up to the boundaries of their knowledge and humbled by what they do not know chose to allow The God of the Gaps reassure themBut that s the whole point of science and it s what this book and others like it are trying to instill in people The unknown is not horrible it is not terrifying and it s not a place to just stop It s a place of awe and wonder and bafflement and opportunity To say I don t understand it it must be God is short changing ourselves and our heirs out of even greater knowledge of the universe

  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic uandaries
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • English
  • 13 October 2020
  • 9780393062243

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