The Nature Equation

Nature, Mathematics and Metaphor

2013 was the year in which, in an experiment in the Canary Islands, one of quantum mechanics' most profound implications was empirically confirmed: that cause and effect in time and space is not fundamental to nature. The Nature Equation looks critically at our attitude to nature in science and mathematics, in the light of this newly established knowledge. The book peruses at a non-specialist level some interesting corners of modern mathematics in relation to our ideas about the brain, the evolution of intelligence, and the "nature of nature".