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← How do computers work? Book recommendations please

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I am not quite sure if this suggestion is exactly what you are after, but you might like it; you may wish to consider a book titled "THE FABRIC OF REALITY" by David Deutch, one of the founders of the theory of quantum computation.

In the book Deutch defends an explanation based view of science (as opposed to a prediction and modelling view) and seeks to show that there are four basic strands of thought that are essential for understanding the universe:

1) Quantum Physics 2) Evolution 3) Epistemology 4) Computation

Deutch describes and defends his view of these four strands and the idea that they are intimately connected. The book is intended for a lay audience, but attempts to keep the dumbing down to a minimum.

Mon, 03 Jan 2011 18:01:30 UTC | #572786