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While the book may be a bit too simple at times, more quantitative detail is available in the notes at brin end of the book which I strongly recommend you read, to get more detailand bibliographic references are pretty good.

I can only recommend it to anybody who does not have a formal degree in science and wants to learn more about cosmology but is a bit frustrated about the lack of depth popular accounts of this topic typically provide. It’s too late now, and I’m too dumb in too many areas of knowledge but I should have been a theoretical physicist. This, of course, is nonsense. And for the wonders of the human mind to work out these things. His book is very readable and he has a great gift of explaining complex subjects with an amazing clarity.

Even cosmic inflation seems to have inflated the universe to a ridiculous extent in the first nanosecond of the universe.

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

Often, the section would end with an ultimatum: Hushour rated it cosmks was amazing. Furthermore, and this may be more a publisher’s error, but the book promised discussion on black holes and the like- my favourite of all astronomical topics.

Parmenides himself couldn’t be in a chronologically later dialogue, since he was an old man when Socrates was a youth. I can treene about three-branes, the Many Worlds hypothesis and impress my friends with my knowledge of the eleven spacetime dimensions. In fact, I have many problems with modern physics and believe that the only way I could really understand it more would be to go back and finish off a degree in this stuff.


It is amazing how he manages vosmos convey potentially complex subjects, such as quantum mechanics and relativity, in a simple but at the same time rigorous manner. Want to Read saving….

The Fabric of the Cosmos

However, Brian Greene is a brilliant man with a teacher’s magic talent of sussing out how to simplify and explain difficult complexities of scientific thought. Sometimes finding the errors will strengthen a theory and teach us more — Edwin Hubble’s original calculations of distant galaxies seemed to show greens universe to be about 1.

Einstein was in on the joke at the start, but ended up thinking it had all gone on for far too long.

Watch Episode The Elegant Universe: While I cannot therefore give an expert opinion about it’s accuracy, it was fascinating and I feel like I understand the world a lot more now. See all 4 questions about The Fabric of the Cosmos…. Who would have thought. The Simpsons characters, Mulder and Scully from the X-Files, and former President Bill Clinton all appear on multiple occasions and eggs, snowflakes and bowling balls all serve as props. But it’s definitely a book I’d recommend to anyone who is interested in learning how the universe might work, and how in a lot of ways it does.

It made a nice change for me to read a book about a subject I tejiro so little about.

Published by Alfred Knopf first published Pop sci books on physics have a nasty habit of either aiming too general and leaving the reader with only a fuzzy sense of awe or aiming too specific and leaving the reader with a few random facts and a general confusion over how scientists can get so excited about algebra and atoms.

Instead, when he refers to it again, he summarizes it quickly, as if reminding a friend walking with him down a forest path. I even thought this position was enlightened, and quite clever.

I never really understood the big bang, that the universe was expanding, not that things were just getting flung further out into space. Pushing the pieces together again is pushing negatively charged electrons against negatively charged electrons and they will repeal each other, not just nicely bond.

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Starting with a seemingly simple problem or I would think it’s simple, but it took a few hundred years and Einstein to adequately understand it, apparently not that I could figure it out about why the water in a bucket pushes up against the side of the bucket when you spin the bucket around really fast, Brian Green creates a narrative I’m using this in it’s normal comos, not in the science as narrative way that I use it when I want to piss people off, this book is a history of science book in quite a few ways that shows how this bucket filled with some water paved the way for Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Uncertainty, the Big Coskos, String Theory, M-Theory, Branes and other concepts that helped move forward theoretical understandings of the whole universe.

Now, I have always thought that this is no mystery, the fact that we are here to observe this universe is the reason we may puzzle about these finetuned conditions, but they are just one in many, equally possible, universes, and our surprise is therefore of our own making.

Apr 11, Wayne Barrett rated it really liked it Shelves: Physics is not only about observations and experiments, it is mostly about interpreting horribly complicated maths. Which is why Briann Relativity replaced Newton’s Laws of Gravitation as the best description we have for how gravity works — although NASA still use Newton’s calculations most of the time, for the same reason you don’t need to understand Gaussian Quadratic Maths to balance your chequebook.

Of course, as Greene points out, much of what physics proposes is theory that has not been experimentally verified. Now what about free will or agency? I’m fairly certain that most people never use most of the information they learn in science classes.