Cool Science Radio - November 12, 2015
The first guest this morning is Andrea Wulf, author of The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World. Humboldt lived in the early 1800s. He was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age yet not too many people know of his work. The 2nd guest this morning is Jim Baggot, author of Origins: The Scientific Story of Creation. Baggot starts with the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago and travels right up to the emergence of humans as intelligent beings. The book Origins recounts what we currently know of our history, highlighting the questions science has yet to answer. There are many different versions of our creation story. This book tells the version according to modern science.