Dawkin’s Law of the Conservation of Difficulty

obscurationism in an academic subject expands to fill the vacuum of its intrinsic simplicity  quoted in The Human Touch: Our Part in the Creation of A Universe by Micahel Frayn

This seems to be quite a charming little book. I have read the first section called “Prospectus” which has compelled me to go on to the next section (“Principles”). The prose is easy to read and he poses some interesting basic philosophical questions in words I can understand.

Here are a couple of online reviews:

A Not So Starry Night: Michael Frayn steps out of character to ponder our place in the universe by Richard Panek Seed Magazine, 4/8/07
Self Centered by Jim Holt NYT 2/18/07

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