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Darwin Meets Einstein

On the Meaning of Science

Frans Saris

176 pages
Amsterdam University Press
In contrast to physicists, biologists already have the Theory of Everything. This is one of the underlying messages that physicist and author Frans W. Saris expresses in a collection of his essays, columns, diaries, and a play, published for the past twenty-five years in Dutch newspapers, journals and books. In the physics of Einstein, Bohr, Teller, Weinberg, B. Manfred Ullrich and the biology of Darwin, Tinbergen and De Waal, this witty and searching book explores in many dimensions the question: Why Science?
Frans W. Saris argues that in our postmodern times we have lost the meaning of science and he puts science in an evolutionary perspective: science is not in the interest of intellectual or commercial competition, not for creating wealth, not even for fun. It is essential for our survival, the survival of humans, and the survival of life itself.

Frans Saris in the Media:

NRC Handelsblad van 02 december 2010.

Delta (Weekblad van TU Delft) van 17 december 2009.

RTL Nieuws van 24 november 2009.

RTV Noord-Holland van 24 november 2009.

BNR Duurzaam van 25 november 2009.

Radio 1, Feiten en Fillet, België. Luister hier naar het audio fragment.

Hoe?Zo! Radio van 27 november 2009.
Trouw van 27 november 2009.

de Volkskrant van zaterdag 21 november 2009.

De Morgen van 27 november 2009.
Author Bio
Frans W. Saris is emeritus professor of physics and Dean of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Leiden. www.FransWSaris.nl