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Greg Chaitin: Reading Berlinski “As the Lights of Western Civilization Go Out”

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Here is a bold statement about Human Nature, the latest from David Berlinski. The endorsement is by Gregory Chaitin, a pioneer of algorithmic information theory and metamathematics:

As the lights of Western civilization go out, it is nevertheless a treat to read these deep reflections on what we can be proud of, and where we went badly astray. Wonderfully unconventional and stimulating, with David Berlinski’s characteristic wit and penetrating insight!

Dr. Chaitin is Emeritus Researcher with IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York. The festschrift Unravelling Complexity: The Life and Work of Gregory Chaitin is forthcoming.

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