Glynn presents a range of elegant scientific theories and experiments. He remarks on, for example, “[t]he simple elegance and staggering wide-ranging explanatory power of Newton’s law of universal gravitation and his three laws of motion.” (p. 59) (See the table of contents for scientific fields from which Glynn draws his examples.)
Elegant solutions can be mistaken, a problem acknowledged and briefly discussed at the end of the book in an epilogue. Further development along this line would have been welcome.
The book is quite readable and would appeal to a broad audience.
Dennis Lomas has studied computer science, mathematics, and philosophy.