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Randomness and Choice

Leonard Mlodinow

Randomness and Choice

Fundamental forces of physics somehow determine everything that happens, “from the birth of a child to the birth of a galaxy.” Yet physicist Leonard Mlodinow has an intriguing perspective on the gap between theory and reality — and the fascinating interplay between a life in science and life in the world. As the child of two Holocaust survivors, he asks questions about our capacity to create our lives, while reflecting on extreme human cruelty — and courage.
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  • Leonard Mlodinow

    Leonard Mlodinow

    is a physicist and the author of several books including The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesSubliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior, and his latest, The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos.