Presents original thinking about a remarkable range of ideas past and present. Essays tackle topics such as health and welfare, humans and climate, the racialisation of everything, the interdiscipline of music theology, the Earth's DNA, the stateless African society, stem cells, existential feelings, extreme pornography, and housing.
Thinking About Almost Everything brings together original thinking on a staggering range of topics across the sciences, arts and humanities, grouped into nine imaginative and sometimes startling thematic categories. Entries on terror, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and climate change are juxtaposed in the (Un)settlement section, while Presences brings together plant genetics, race, humans and animals, music theology, and the Willmore Conjecture. The short (often just one-page) essays are written in a lively and accessible style, and the book is illustrated with original and challenging images. Thinking About Almost Everything shows how even the most intricate and complex knowledge can enliven public curiosity and spark new thinking on issues either known or yet to be discovered.