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The Relativity of Wrong by Isaac Asimov
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Aug 28, 11

bookshelves: science, essays, nonfiction, 52-books
Read from August 26 to 28, 2011

I've decided to read this collection of essays after a person recommended that I read Asimov's article: 'The Relativity of Wrong' since I loved this quote of his and used it many times:

"When people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together."

This book contains that title-essay (which was the most important one, in my opinion), in addition to the other 16 articles that were scientific but very simple, detailed, and required no previous deep knowledge of any sciences. Asimov divided his essays into three groups: Isotopes and Elements (I liked this one the least, since I am not very interested in Chemistry), The Solar System, and Beyond The Solar System. What I really loved about his writing style is that he included an interesting and fun anecdote in the beginning of each article.

Read 'The Relativity of Wrong' (essay, not the whole book) here: http://depa.pquim.unam.mx/amyd/archiv...

I can't wait to read Asimov's fiction!
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