Science and Certainty

Science and Certainty

by John T.O. Kirk


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780643093911
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John T.O. Kirk is a former Chief Research Scientist and Assistant Chief of Division (Plant Industry), CSIRO and a former Lecturer in Biochemistry at the University of Wales. Since 1997 he has devoted his time to two business interests: Clonakilla Vineyard & Winery, Murrumbateman, and Kirk Marine Optics research consultancy. He has a wide range of research experience gained over the last half century, ranging from biochemistry and molecular biology of plants to the physics of solar radiation in the ocean, with forays also into plant breeding and viticultural climatology.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1) Origin of the Cosmos and the Solar System; 2) Origin of the Biosphere and Homo Sapiens; 3) The Nature of Physical Reality; 4) The Physical Basis of Conscious Reality; 5) Environmentalism; 6) Science and Environmental Concern; 7) Gaia; 8) ‘-isms’; References and Further Reading; Index.

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