Conclusion: Living in a World of Uncertainty

True thinking is thinking that looks disorder and

uncertainty straight in the face.

—Edgar Morin1



One of the people who read a draft of an earlier version of this manuscript asked me how the writing of this book had changed my own view of science. The short answer is that my view of science has become more complex and, as a result, science is now even more interesting and exciting to me. I now see the scientific enterprise as a possible way to live with the total human situation; a vision in which science itself is an unfolding of the creative potentials of the universe. For a good deal of my ...

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