Life Is Simple by Johnjoe McFadden: Thoroughly fascinating

A journey from medieval philosophy to the outermost reaches of today’s quantum speculations

Most of Johnjoe McFadden’s work has been carried out in the science of medicine, but he has a firm grasp of the complexities of many branches of science.

Most of Johnjoe McFadden’s work has been carried out in the science of medicine, but he has a firm grasp of the complexities of many branches of science.

In our schooldays, most of us knew of William of Occam and his razor, but few of us knew why we knew, and fewer still knew what it was the famous razor was supposed to shave, other than its owner’s beard.

Johnjoe McFadden’s sweeping subtitle, How Occam’s Razor Set Science Free and Unlocked the Universe, will startle many a reader possessed of no more knowledge of the subject than us chislers of yesteryear. However, his thoroughly fascinating book goes a long way to justifying his claims.

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