Title: The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man's Changing Vision of the Universe (Arkana)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) June 1990
0140192468 / 9780140192469
Seller ID: 20090707158700
A lively and personal history of cosmology from the Babylonians to Newton with emphasis upon the tragic and unnecessary estrangement of science and religion. Particularly interesting are the sections on Copernicus and Kepler. Many instructive lessons about the inertia of the human mind and its resistance to innovation as well as about the wild zig-zags science makes towards progress. Koestler is most provocative and at his humane and noble best when considering what science has lost in the aftermath of its divorce from faith: a sobering look at the progressive spiritual desiccation at the center of our modern world.
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