This book comes from two authors with scientific backgrounds. It recognises the huge advances made through science and their beneficial impact on society. However, it also expresses concern that the essentially tentative nature of scientific conclusions is being replaced by a growing tendency to accord to science the last word on a range of subjects. While the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic of 2020 has shown some of the uncertainties associated with scientific research, this book demonstrates that these become more apparent in such fundamental areas as the origin of both life and the universe, as well as the abiding mystery of mind and consciousness. The authors argue persuasively that we should recognise the limitations of science as well as its unquestionable strength.
David Galloway MD DSc was a Consultant Surgeon and is currently Honorary Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He was, until recently, the President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow.
Alastair Noble PhD spent most of his career in science education and educational management and was latterly the Field Officer for School Leaders Scotland