Holes In My Head

BLACK HOLE BLUES (Levin 2016)This new book by Janna Levin (2016), who also wrote the brilliant A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines (2007), is a wonderful and even mystifying account of the science of black holes, which seem to defy human experience. It’s also intriguing for its account of the development of a discipline, including the human components of this history of ideas. It’s additionally useful, I realized after I finished it, because it offers a metaphor of the teenage mind, something hypothesized as a result of its effects but unable to be documented directly, something that is massively destructive and threatens our survival.

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