Here’s a review of physicist Roger Penrose’s new book. I won’t spin out all of what I think about Penrose, but I will say that despite the fact I admire his dedication to the ability of “everyman” to understand what the hell he’s talking about, he sometimes also talks about stuff that, it seems to me, he’s pulling straight out of his arse. When I attended a talk by him, I got this impression very clearly; he was pushing the microtubules-in-the-brain-quantum-computing stuff and I got the feeling nobody in the room was biting. He fielded some pretty harsh questions, which I thought were fair. Ah well. Anyway, his new book is huge and this review seems at least sort of favorable.
I found this over on Arts & Letters Daily.