Everything All at Once

Everything All at Once

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Bill Nye believes that "everyone has an inner nerd just waiting to be awakened by the right passion. In [this book, he] will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: [Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale, [2017]
ISBN: 9781623367916
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Characteristics: ix, 374 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Powell, Corey S. 1966-- Editor

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miketany
Mar 06, 2019

This book was severely underwhelming when it came to science as I expected it to be, but it ended up teaching me about the foundation and meaning of science rather than its contents. It was rather a biography and taking significant events in his life and using them to explain what science is truly about. My favourite part of the book is when he says that science is never the correct answer; it is only our best guess. I think that this is a crucial statement that can be applied to almost everything in life. This really sparked thought in me and encouraged me to question everything I have been taught. This is how humanity pushes forward in our understanding of the universe. A good analogy for the theme of this book is driving in a thick fog. We have a very blurry image of what is ahead of us. This is just like our understanding of science. We have an idea of the universe but we cannot see with clarity of what is there in front of us.

This book does not teach you what we know now, but how to find out what you do not know. I think this is more important to society because new innovation leads to better living standards which benefit the entirety of humanity. I believe that this book can teach you about how to deal with everyday problems with a non-standard outlook on them. Many people are quick to give up and delegate difficult problems to people who are "smarter" than them and forget whatever they saw that day. I think this built into our human nature as a species designed to work together. I say that we all should learn to solve problems and so we can move forward as a species and involve everyone in learning and understanding the world we can see and the one we cannot. I rated this book a 10/10 because of it's powerful statement to society and how imperative it is for us to work as a team, because it's essential.

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rldudley_0
Feb 13, 2019

OK, I am a retired research chemist; I really don't like Bill Nye and I did not have very high expectations for the book. On the other hand I was hoping the book exceeded my expectations. It did not. Maybe he should go back being a stand-up comic.

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