13 Things That Don’t Make Sense by Michael Brooks

13 Things that Don't Make Sense

13 Things That Don’t Make Sense is a book that explores 13 scientific mysteries that science has not been able to solve. The book is written by Michael Brooks, who holds a PhD in Quantum Physics and is an editor and consultant for New Scientist magazine. The book takes the reader on a journey of scientific mysteries that have puzzled scientists for centuries.

The book covers a wide range of topics, including astronomy, theoretical physics, and homeopathy. It discusses the ultimate fate of the universe, the search for understanding dark matter and dark energy, and the work of researcher Madeleine Ennis involving a homeopathic solution.

The book also delves into the limitations of science, including its inability to decide values or morals, or tell a person how to live their life or what to believe.

The main themes of the book are the limitations of science, the mysteries that science has not been able to solve, and the importance of investigating documented anomalies. The book encourages readers to think critically about the world around them and to question what they know.

What I Liked

This book was fascinating and highly readable. The entire book was blowing my mind at every page. I love how the book sets out to show that even though we know so much about our world, there are a ton of massive, unknown questions in science.

Also – I was mentioned on the Slate Political Gabfest thanks to this book! That was one of my Very Minor Goals for the year – achieved!

What I Did Not Like

Nothing – great book! I do wonder how it will age as knowledge and science keep progressing.

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