David Sayre is the author of The Flatland Dialogues (Peter E. Randall Publisher 2018), a companion book to the children’s picture book Flatland, illustrated by Rebecca Emberley and recommended by Parents’ Choice (Two Little Birds Books, 2014); the essay sequence Something There Is: Seeking a Rational Faith for Our Children (Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2014); and the mystery novel The Great Improbability (Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2010).
Sayre is an engineer, entrepreneur, and writer, the father of five children and five businesses. His inventions and companies have changed the way we use energy and communication—those two sciences that contend with “entropy,” which measures both disintegration and ignorance. Sayre’s nonprofit organizations have also contended with entropy, in the human struggles with criminal justice, job creation, and mental health.
Finding intelligent life beyond our Flatland is all about reducing entropy. In his autobiographical Something There Is, Sayre described the progress made in that search by our greatest scientists. But suddenly evolution itself is in our hands. Sayre’s Dialogues confront that existential challenge.