Friday, March 14, 2014

A book about nothing

Zero, zip, nada. Actually, nothing is fascinating.

Check out a book called NOTHING: Surprising Insights Everywhere from Zero to Oblivion, with contributions from 21 leading scientists and writers.

This spans the fields of medicine, physics, neuroscience, biology, and cosmology.

You will find out where oblivion can be found and what it can teach us.

Why does nothing work on illnesses--nothing meaning a sugar pill?

How can clearing the brain of all thoughts cause structural changes in the brain--some call this meditation.

What came before the Big Bang?

Why was it so hard to invent the zero?

This gem is published by the New Scientist--a rag I sometimes pretend to half-understand. There are copies on my desk as I write this. have nothing left to say about nothing. And that's saying something.