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Andrew Crumey
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Andrew Crumey is a novelist with a PhD in physics, and the former literary editor of Scotland on Sunday. His latest novel is The Secret Knowledge (2013).

Written by Andrew Crumey

Essay/
History of ideas
The sun does not rise

How magical thinking haunts our everyday language, and fossilised ideas live on in even the most sophisticated science

Andrew Crumey

Essay/
Physics
Parallel worlds

If human history turns on the tilt of the multiverse, can we still trust our ideas of achievement, progress and morality?

Andrew Crumey