Notes on Complexity: A Scientific Theory of Connection, Consciousness, and Being (Hardcover)
- FOR READERS OF... Carlo Rovelli, Yuval Noah Harari, Suzanne Simard, James Gleick, Sean Carroll, Alan Lightman, Brian Greene, Lisa Randall, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, and Richard Feynman. Other comps include: The Hidden Life of Trees, Finding the Mother Tree, Sapiens, The Gene, Underland, Braiding Sweetgrass, Being Mortal, and The Soul of an Octopus.
- FIRST OF ITS KIND: This is the first trade book to introduce complexity theory, one of the pillars of modern science (along with relativity and quantum mechanics), to a general audience.
- ACCESSIBLE, LIVELY, AND CLEAR: Everything you want a science book to be-eye-opening, brilliant, informative, awe-inspiring, and fun.
- WHERE SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY MEET: Complexity theory addresses the mysteries that animate science, philosophy, and metaphysics: how this teeming array of existence, from the infinitesimal to the infinite, is in fact a seamless living whole and what our place, as conscious beings, is within it. It is for the science reader and the meditator alike.
- ILLUMINATES THE INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF ALL THINGS: Theise draws connections between ant colonies and economic bubbles, cancer and traffic patterns, murmurations of starlings and crowds walking down the street. Complexity theory reframes our perspective, from the metaphysical to the everyday.
- THEISE DISCUSSES COMPLEXITY THEORY IN THIS FASCINATING VIDEO: https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaGuSZz-Fzw&t=997s
Neil Theise is a professor of pathology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Through his scientific research, he has been a pioneer of adult stem cell plasticity and the anatomy of the human interstitium. He is also a longtime student of Zen Buddhism. Dr. Theise's studies in complexity theory have led to interdisciplinary collaborations in fields such as integrative medicine, consciousness studies, and the science-religion dialogue. He lives in New York City.