Reviewed by Ann Fallon:
Science has a special relationship to the physical world. Slowly and methodically it puts forward questions and hypotheses which are tested and assessed, and which have advanced our knowledge to the extent that we can now perform successful heart and brain surgery, we can immunise people against dangerous disease, we can begin to explore the depths of the oceans and the movements of the planets.
But science, in order to document and communicate its findings must use the methods of logic and draw language from the communal language pool. This is the aspect of science which the poet Gerard Beirne engages with in his new collection of poetry Games of Chance.