Life is simple : how Occam's razor set science free and shapes the universe
(Book - New (14 Days))

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New York : Basic Books, 2021.
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First US edition.
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376 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Round Rock Public Library - Adult New Non-fiction (2nd floor)NF 500 MCFADDE 2021Checked OutJanuary 26, 2022

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Book - New (14 Days)
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English
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1541620445, 9781541620445

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Centuries ago, the principle of Ockham's razor changed our world by showing simpler answers to be preferable and more often true. In Life Is Simple, scientist Johnjoe McFadden traces centuries of discoveries, taking us from a geocentric cosmos to quantum mechanics and DNA, arguing that simplicity has revealed profound answers to the greatest mysteries. This is no coincidence. From the laws that keep a ball in motion to those that govern evolution, simplicity, he claims, has shaped the universe itself. And in McFadden's view, life could only have emerged by embracing maximal simplicity, making the fundamental law of the universe a cosmic form of natural selection that favors survival of the simplest. Recasting both the history of science and our universe's origins, McFadden transforms our understanding of ourselves and our world.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

McFadden, J. (2021). Life is simple: how Occam's razor set science free and shapes the universe (First US edition.). Basic Books.

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McFadden, Johnjoe. 2021. Life Is Simple: How Occam's Razor Set Science Free and Shapes the Universe. New York: Basic Books.

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McFadden, Johnjoe. Life Is Simple: How Occam's Razor Set Science Free and Shapes the Universe New York: Basic Books, 2021.

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McFadden, Johnjoe. Life Is Simple: How Occam's Razor Set Science Free and Shapes the Universe First US edition., Basic Books, 2021.

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