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One of my favorite science writers is theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder, who blogs at BackReaction. Her book on the sorry state of fundamental physics, Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray, is a must read for anyone interested in current philosophy of science.




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