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The Big Bang Theory and the Blackwell Philosophy of Culture series make a perfect match, although the main character in the hit show would insist that the book be called Dr. Sheldon Cooper and Philosophy. Certainly, this indefatigable physicist qualifies on several levels as a deep thinker. Who among us except a philosopher, indeed, would say, "I don't need sleep, I need answers. I need to determine where in this swamp of unbalanced formulas squateth the toad of truth." And like a true Aristotelian, Sheldon devotes himself to discovering the algorithm of friendship, the nature of time, and the rudiments of truth and lying. Quite logically then, he occupies a prominent place in several of these inquisitive essays on science, language, technology, abnormal psychology, and other subjects. Not that other characters and other issues are neglected. Leonard, Penny, Amy, Bernadette, Howard, Raj, and, yes, even Wil Wheaton and Kripke emerge philosophically, as do string theory, mother-child relations, and gender relations. Reading this book probably won't win you a date with Summer Glau, but it will raise your Super Geek IQ.