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Game of Knowns: Science is Coming

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Game of Knowns

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743533789
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/10/2014
  • Category: Mathematics & science / Science: general issues
    Mathematics & science / General
    Mathematics & science / Popular science
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 304
  • Price: $19.99

There are Known Knowns, Known Unknowns, and Unknown Unknowns. And then there is Dr Karl.

"Dr Karl is Australia's incumbent President of Science" The Age

"There's no topic on which Dr Karl does not have an interestingly expressed opinion" The Weekly Review

The inimitable Dr Karl, Master Geek and National Living Treasure, reigns once more in his Dynasty of 34 Science Books with scintillating science scenarios, techie tales and tasty morsels to sate even the most haemoglobin-thirsty of his army of followers.

In Game of Knowns, he divulges why psychopaths make good kings, how smartphones dumb down our conversations, why the left side of your face is the most attractive, how the female worker bee gets a raw deal and why we drink beer faster when it is served in a curved glass. He discloses the amazing opportunities that 3D Printing will bring, the magic of hoverboards, solemnly shares why dark matter matters, and spills the scientific basis of wealth distribution.

Thereby Science is decreed to be the only true ruler of the kingdom, and there is none better to claim the Throne than Australia's most trusted and knowledge-thirsty scientist - Dr Karl.

Fans of Adam Spencer will love Game of Knowns.

Author Information

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney. He is a qualified medical doctor, engineer, physicist and mathematician. This MasterGeek appeared in the Top 10 list of Most Trusted Australians in 2014, and has been named one of Australia's National Living Treasures.

AUTHOR EVENTS

18 November 2017

This event is part of Skepticon Australia 2017, a two-day convention that allows the public to question outlandish claims, like the earth is flat or chemtrails are a real thing, with reason and rationality to get closer to the truth. Day One, Session One starts off with a Welcome Address by the Australian Skeptics' President Eran Segev and an Introduction by the host, Lawrence Leung. Following this, Dr Karl will be expounding on some of the great moments in skepticism, including the potential for alien life, the negative effects of big pharma, the phenomenon of gravitational waves, and all the most fascinating political conspiracies with his session Great Moments in Skepticism. Following Dr Karl, former 'doctor' of naturopathy turned industry whistleblower, Britt Hermes, will be investigating the questionable ethics and pseudoscience that drove her out of the profession.

9:00 AM

City Recital Hall
2-12 Angel Place Sydney NSW 2000

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