The Human Touch : Our Part in the Creation of a Universe, Paperback

The Human Touch : Our Part in the Creation of a Universe Paperback

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What would that universe be like if human beings were not here to observe it?

Would there be still be numbers, or scientific laws?

Would the universe even be vast, without our tininess to give it scale?

The author of award winning novels (such as Spies), plays (Copenhagen and Noises Off) and films (Clockwise) here produces his first work of non-fiction, one which explores all of the ideas behind his brilliant, funny and hugely popular work.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular science
  • ISBN: 9780571232185



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Frayn must be the first author of a serious book of philosophy who has also written a hugely successful farce. Though not an easy read, this is very convincing on how deeply subjective assumptions are built into science. I found his analysis of physics more interesting and original than his discussion of academic philosophy.

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