This book did not impress me. To me the narrator, James Adams, sounds really bored throughout the book.
Maybe it has to do with my own opinion that "Science" knows a lot less than it thinks it does and that much of what is currently accepted as irrefutable truth will soon be recognized as being wrong. So a book of 13 things that science does not know is not very impressive to me.
I am not sure why I bothered buying this book, it is obviously not something that I would be interested in, but for some reason I thought it would be.
From the publisher:
Science starts to get interesting when things don’t make sense.
Science’s best-kept secret is that there are experimental results and reliable data that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past, similar "anomalies" have revolutionized our world, as in the 16th century, when a set of celestial anomalies led Copernicus to realize that the Earth revolves around the Sun and not the reverse, and in the 1770s, when two chemists discovered oxygen because of experimental results that defied the theories of the day. If history is any precedent, we should look to today’s inexplicable results to forecast the future of science.
In 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense, Michael Brooks heads to the scientific frontier to meet 13 modern-day anomalies and discover tomorrow’s breakthroughs.
©2008 Michael Brooks; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
I rate this book a 4 out of 10 and don’t recommend it to anyone.