First Edition of The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Francis Crick
The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul.
Item Number: 5615
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “Best wishes to Prof. Ross Edinburgh Francis Crick.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. The recipient is James Ross, who was Professor of Liver Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh.
Traditionally, the human soul is regarded as a nonphysical concept that can only be examined by psychiatrists and theologists. The Astonishing Hypothesis, Nobel Laureate Francis Crick boldly straddles the line between science and spirituality by examining the soul from the standpoint of a modern scientist, basing the soul's existence and function on an in-depth examination of how the human brain "sees."