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Loving uncertainty!

book cover image: the quantum moment: how Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty

What do you get when you put a philosopher and a physicist together? You get The quantum moment : how Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty which is a monumental work that traces the quantum's path from scientific theory (and idea born in the early 1900's) to public understanding (we are all familiar with terms such as quantum leaps, alternate universes) and this work is quite readable and perfect for anyone who is interested in exploring new, old, familiar and unfamiliar ideas.  The work explores quantum's manifestations in everything from art and sculpture to John Updike and David Foster Wallace. You can find out if a "quantum leap" is a big leap or a small leap or how uncertain is the uncertainty principle. The combined philosophy and physics discipline is written all over that equation. I love reading science material that is written for my non-scientific bent. I can't wait to sign it out but you can beat me to it because it will be the fall before I get to put a hold on it.