Isaac Asimov’s death on April 6, , was a great loss to the world of literary science and freethought. The prolific author’s vision is unmatched. Isaac Asimov’s death on April 6, , was a great loss to literature, science, and freethought. The vision of one of America’s most prolific authors is unmatched. Read the full-text online edition of The Roving Mind (). Isaac Asimov’s death on April 6, , was a great loss to literature, science, and freethought.
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May 07, Hollis rated it really liked it Shelves: From his clear arguments for teaching good science vs creationism to his call for good humor and non violence and the need to seek a deeper wider calling from humanity. Write a customer review.
I personally feel the comparison ends there. Asimov had some prescient thoughts, natch, but these essays show how he sometimes got i An enjoyable collection of essays on many subjects, showcasing Asimov’s breadth of knowledge, his abundance of opinion, and the ease with which he could explain the science.
The book is a collection of articles published over a 15 year span and covering a wide range of topics jsaac Religion, Science, Population, the Future and some personal stories.
He uses the word “hologram” a little too much, but he comes really close to predicting a world where something like the internet exists.
The Good Doctor gives his opinion on a variety of science-related topics from debunking pseudo-science to forecasting future scientific advances. There are a few essays about what the world will be like in the year Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A.
The 62 essays of The Roving Mind take the reader on a tour of Asimov’s views on dozens of topics. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I have walked away from this read with a different outlook on matters that we all should be concerned with.
Idaac a problem loading this menu right now. These essays also demonstrate how much of the religio-politico-scientific divides that we experience today were in fact in full swing during the Reagan years.
Particularly beautiful is his discussion of how total solar eclipses on Earth are unique in the solar system. He penned numerous short stories, among them “Nightfall”, which in was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor. Not as much as I had hoped for at least. A pleasure to read. They must have spanned many decades, going over Asimov’s thoughts on dozens of topics.
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English Choose a language for shopping. It was a lot of fun to read his arguments against the social or scientific injustices of his day, and to reflect on the progress or lack thereof mankind has made since then.
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I was a little concerned that the essays might prove tired or dated. Providing the dates each essay was published would have provided some perspective for the reader. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a mijd. I have read all the foundation and robot series and they were remarkable.
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Definitely made me think about a lot of different things. Trivia About The Roving Mind. After all, he wrote these essays during the height of the cold war.