Re: David Brin's latest novel, and a TED talk
^And a real puff piece.
Its not very rigorous, don't expect it to be, it's a short article in Time. However, it can make a good entry point for the meme after all it's likely to be one of the two most important events in human history.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan