Throughout the book’s five chapters, a physicist and a philosopher move between science and consciousness, exploring topics ranging from the scientific method to the role of the technology that shapes the world, up to the reflection on the existence of a Creator God.
The dialogue begins by examining contradictory attitudes towards science and technology. On the one hand, science makes it possible to explain matter and the Universe, thanks to the mesmerizingly perfect laws of physics; yet, there is plenty of scepticism towards the very knowledge that provides the keys to interpret reality. On the other hand, technology has a dramatic impact on everyday life, embracing everything between the extremes of those who cannot do without it and those who flat out reject it. Scientific thought meets philosophy, poetry and art, providing complementary food for thought to settle timeless disputes between science and philosophy or between science and religion.