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This stuff is from about page — I did learn some interesting stuff from this book — even about entropy. I wish someone had told me about the weird shit these people try to figure out, explained who Parmenides was and the basic gist of his Poem was, and then told me I could work on these problems for the rest of my life if I started to pay attention in math class and gave a shit about my science classes, that there was cool stuff I’d get to later on.

Universe not expanding fast enough? Brian adds a copious body of footnotes and in this way relegates a more rigorous discussion to the back of the book. That is not to say that I assume the author is more knowledgeable than me simply because he has more letters after his name, but because he grounds his claims with background and the weight of evidence that is needed for a scientific hypothesis to become a generally accepted theory.

The important thing is that the concepts are explained in a manner which is understandable. Tfjido had no idea that the arrow of entropy was double headed or that inflation was the main cause of order in the young universe. I understand a whole lot more about General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, and why they make sense and are such powerful tools in describing our universe. Btian 24, Derek Davis rated it it was amazing.

The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality by Brian Greene

He says himself that he will grreene use metaphors to explain the ideas, but even so he remains respectful of his subject, he does not dumb things down, and I found the metaphors for the most part evocative and helpful. However, black holes are only mentioned in depth in the last twenty odd pages.


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The Fabric of the Cosmos

I realized that most of the ways books in the new age section use greebe terms to validate their ideas and how they cosmow to be drawing on cutting edge research is bullshit, that they are just picking terms out and using them in ways to sell books on hokum. But – this was on offer as well! My only criticism is that Greene can’t figure out who his audience is: Jan 12, Larry Webber rated it really liked it.

Brian is definitely one of the best science popularisers about, hands down. Sawyer shortly before this book. But sometime soon after my immediate annoyance at these kinds of meaningless games something clicked in me and I started to try to think through what Parmenides could mean by the whole universe being an unchanging, undivisible, timeless thing.

Well I finished this book. Physics is not only about observations and experiments, it is mostly about interpreting horribly complicated maths. This is hands down the best popular intro to modern physics I’ve found. First as a young man by Parmenides of Elea the guy I’ve been writing about in Parmenides and second by the Eleatic Stranger in The Sophist and The Statesman these two dialogues are like a part one and part two to each other.

I can’t, in any way, overestimate the worth of this ability.

Lists with This Book. As for 1most pop sci books on physics focus on trying to convey one or more specific theories quantum theory, special relativity, string theory, etc and may discuss space or time in the context of one of these tejiso but don’t make connections between them.

Well researched, interesting and well written. The Fabric of the Cosmos: Coemos it’s pretty much impossible to know exactly what Parmenides thought, because of thanks to those motherfucking Christians and Moslems you know for their multiple burnings of the Library of Alexandria and Christians for their wanton destruction of ‘heretical’ literature we have only a scant few fragments left from Parmenides work, and most of it is second hand from the post-Socratic arch-materialist Aristotle materialist meaning something sort of different in the Ancient Greek sense than one would think of a materialist today.


Whether you realize it or not, you just visualized some of the more important natural phenomena that govern the world around us.

The very talented Michio Kaku of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton the same place Einstein spent the last few decades of his life is a repeat offender. Although the book is maybe a bit too simple at times, I really enjoyed how Greene is able to present some very difficult concepts by gradually building up ideas.

I feel awkward giving it five stars because I lack the critical acumen to know if Brian Green is really telling the whole story, or if there is a huge bias here because I’m an tejidk when it comes to matters like this. As to the actual content? That said, for much of this book I’m unsure how much background would be needed etjido understand the explanations.

He starts — as modern physics in so many fields must — with Isaac Newton, and particularly Newton’s Bucket. That said, don’t expect a book without mathematics to convey a full picture of our current understanding of physics.

So, what to my surprise again, I learn that physics suggests that space and time are not independent but should be considered spacetime. See all 4 questions about The Fabric of the Cosmos…. Jan 26, Paul Perry rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Greene keeps returning to the bucket and its implications throughout the book, to rejido explanatory effect. Jul 24, DJ rated it really cosmis it Shelves: