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Physics for Future Presidents book

  1. Aug 11, 2008 #1

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    Do you think McCain and Obama have purchased copies?


    Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines

    http://www.amazon.com/Physics-Future-Presidents-Science-Headlines/dp/0393066274

    Product Description
    Learn the science behind the headlines—the tools of terrorists, the dangers of nuclear power, and the reality of global warming.

    We live in complicated, dangerous times. They are also hyper-technical times. As citizens who will elect future presidents of the most powerful and influential country in the world, we need to know—truly understand, not just rely on television's talking heads—if Iran's nascent nuclear capability is a genuine threat to the West, if biochemical weapons are likely to be developed by terrorists, if there are viable alternatives to fossil fuels that should be nurtured and supported by the government, if nuclear power should be encouraged, and if global warming is actually happening. This book is written in everyday, nontechnical language on the science behind the concerns that our nation faces in the immediate future. Even active readers of serious journalism will be surprised by the lessons that the book contains. It is "must-have" information for all presidents—and citizens—of the twenty-first century. 50 illustrations.

    About the Author
    Richard A. Muller is professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a past winner of the MacArthur Fellowship. This book is based on his renowned course for non-science students.
     
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  3. Aug 11, 2008 #2

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    More to the point has it been tested on George Bush?

    Is it a picture book?
     
  4. Aug 11, 2008 #3

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    That man bear pig guy was well educated in the science was he not.
     
  5. Aug 11, 2008 #4

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    Pop-up book, I think. :biggrin:

    Seriously, though, I might buy it for my plane trip home at Christmas.
     
  6. Aug 11, 2008 #5
    Why not buy it now?
     
  7. Aug 11, 2008 #6

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    There are too many other things to read right now for school. Must wait for vacation.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2008 #7
    I'm not voting for you for president whether you read the book or not
     
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  10. Aug 12, 2008 #9
    Yes!!! otherwise i would be out of job :biggrin:
     
  11. Aug 15, 2008 #10
    Anyway forgot to post that the other day, but I consider Richard Muller to be a great scholar. His most important quote in my opinion is:

    Advise to give that a real, real, good thought.

    He is also the only scientist, I know of, who happily published a paper debunking his own hypothesis. That's real top class.
     
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  12. Aug 15, 2008 #11

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    I had a Biology professor who called that "falling in love with you hypothesis."
     
  13. Aug 18, 2008 #12

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