An excerpt posted on Edge, from physicist Freeman Dyson's new book, Many Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe, expounds on his self-described heretical theories as a scientist. Words of wisdom from an 82-year-old heretic whose scientific ideas bridge many disciplines: "The main lesson that I would like them to take home is that the long-range future is not predetermined. ...

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