'The Reality Problem'; my new, free popular-science book
This year, along with some other writing projects, I've written a new popular science book called 'Solving Reality'. It covers similar ground to my other book 'How science shows…', but this book doesn't include the historical element. This new book is also, I think, easier to understand, especially when it comes to the physics. It's also smaller in size, physically and digitally, as its illustrations are all black-and-white and it about 40,000 words long. Think of it as a pocket tome, full of fascinating and significant ideas. The contents are as follows:
Part 1: Problems and Solutions
Problem #1: The Life-Entropy Problem
Problem #2: Maxwell’s Demon
Problem #3: Boltzmann’s Well-Ordered Universe Problem
Problem #4: The Big Bang and the Law of Conservation of Energy
Problem #5: The Baryon Asymmetry Problem
Problem #6: The Fine Tuning Problem
Problem #7: Human Psychology
Problem #8: The Observer Problem
Problem #9: Schrödinger’s Cat
Problem #10: Wigner’s Friend
Solution #1: Minds create reality
Problem #11: Laplace’s Demon
Solution #2: Reality is a crazy recording.
Part 2: Evidence
Part 3: Meaning
Why are we alive?
What happens after death?
Readers who have already read my earlier popular-science book, 'How Science shows that almost everything important we've been told is wrong' (I'm so pleased I've chosen a shorter title for this new book) may still enjoy this new book. I've made an effort to explain the quantum physics parts of it in a clearer way, or as much as one can. I've also tried to focus on the key physics and reality topics in this book, and their spiritual and scientific consequences, and not gone off in other directions.
The reason I'm giving this book away for free is because I think it needs to be read by as many people as possible; I think its ideas would help us greatly as a thinking species. I'm also giving this book away because it's not that long a book. In the future, if there's sufficient interest, I may write a longer version and sell that one but that's only a future possibility at the moment.
Anyway, here's the book for download.