Really, Really Big Questions
Stephen Law & Nishant Choksi
Kingfisher, 2010 (2010)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
his book of questions includes some truly weird material that, if nothing else, will get youngsters aged nine and older thinking. As the author explains in the book's introduction, some of these questions have definite answers but many of them are still things people continue to puzzle over.
Is time travel possible? Will money make me happy? Can a robot think? How can I tell right from wrong? What is it like to be a bat?
' These are just a sampling of the questions you'll discover as you page through this book.
he questions are arranged in four sections -
The Great Big Universe Puzzle
Mysterious Minds and Robots That Think
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Seeing and Believing
. Each section features between seven and fourteen questions and the accompanying commentary.
ool illustrations, brainteasers and quirky quotations add to the book's question-and-answer format. Stephen Law, a philosophy professor in London, England and the editor of the Royal Institute of Philosophy's journal
, provides the text for this provocative book.
f you've ever wondered '
Is it okay to eat animals?
' or '
Can you bend a spoon with your mind?
', this is the book for you!
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