Ci sono cose note, che sappiamo di sapere. È scontato poi che ci siano cose che sappiamo di non sapere. Ma nessuno sa che ci sono anche cose ignote che non sono note, cioè cose che non sappiamo di non sapere. In una carrellata entusiasmante di fatti incredibilmente ignoti, il campione di scacchi e matematico William Hartston ci conduce tra le pieghe della storia, della biologia, della fisica, della musica o della religione, mettendoci inesorabilmente di fronte alla nostra comune, irrimediabile, universale ignoranza.
- ISBN: 8833923304
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 403
I gave this book 4 🌟 because I found that some topics that I read had completely gone in one ear and out of the other. I also found that some topics were just dragging on and there were no real answer to it, the topic was being talked about but not in a way that you’d think that topic was being talk Leggi tutto
This is a nice book which has a long list of unknowns. However, it does not delve into an of those in detail - each of the topics gets about 1/2 to 3/4 of a page. There are many mysteries I doubt any one will care about such as people's hair, colour etc. It seems that the list is pushed to get to 50 Leggi tutto
This is just delightful. You know how “they” always say the more you know, the more you know that you don’t know? And you have actually felt that way yourself as you lived and studied and did whatever through life. Well, to explore how abysmally, unqualifiedly, irredeemably ignorant we really are ta Leggi tutto
Full of sloppy factual and scientific errors, not to be taken seriously...
It was quite good but the beginning was a bit boring.
You can't really complain that this book doesn't give you answers when the title is "Things Nobody Knows." With that in mind, it's a fun read. I may not know why lesbian albatrosses are common but I'm glad to know that they are.
This was an interesting book to read in short bursts. None of the questions had very in depth answers, but they did prompt me to want to learn more about a few different topics.
It's fun to read about life's mysteries, it is even better when those mysteries are ridiculously mundane. The Things That Nobody Knows is packed with these kind of mysteries and a fun and compact read because of it. The only downside is that it feels slightly outdated already! 3 Stars, fun as a side- Leggi tutto
“What you don’t know would make a great book.” - Rev. Sydney Smith (1771-1845) The book started by defining known unknowns and unknown unknowns, where acknowledgement of the latter humbles us. And if that didn’t help, the rest of the book went on to show that there are many things we don’t even know Leggi tutto
As it is mentioned in the very last couple of questions, this book is definitely good as a starting point for further curiosity and discovery. It presents a diverse range of topics, and even though "like" and "dislike" are subjective conceptions, I think quite a few subjects are of little interest a Leggi tutto
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