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That’s somethingright? Starting with the concept of space and how that’s changed over the years, then time and how that’s changed and now the concept of spacetime, and cosmow the universe itself.

The important thing is that the Let’s start with the positives: It is a pity physics has become so esoteric — I would like to be one of its great defenders, to use grenee as a basis to understand the universe, but I come away from these books feeling someone is having me on. But what irks me is that for all the pages of science books devoted ocsmos this subject, no one has pointed out that for us to experience moments sequentially assuming those moments don’t themselves move our mind has to move through those moments.

Well I finished this book. We’ve all been deceived.

Having trouble explaining the vibrations of one dimensional strings? Instead, when he refers to it again, he summarizes it quickly, as if reminding a friend walking with him down a forest path.

My problem is exacerbated by the fact that it seems that greenee time there is a problem in Physics we are having trouble solving we just make up something invisible to solve it. Even complicated physical processes were surmountable — even understandable — when they were put into the context of something familiar, say, traumatic experiences of young adulthood.

That aside I thought this was a beautifully written book.

Parmenides is never mentioned in this book, but at almost every step through the book he kept popping into my mind. Furthermore, Greene is obviously passionate about the subject matter, and that is something that is contagious. The task then for any science writer is to couch these concepts in colloquial terms and familiar experiences, and no one does it better than Brian Greene.

I read the hardcover version, and even here they are small, with no colour and in fairly awful quality. Those who have faith that God exists don’t, or shouldn’t, need science to back Him up. Greene’s writing and willingness to share himself have grown since “The Elegant Universe.


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

View all 3 comments. A common transgression is to sacrifice accuracy for sensationalism under the misconception that science fiction is the only way to engage the average reader.

While in The Grand Design, Hawking and Mlodinov managed to convey a sense of wonder and discovery on a par with Carl Sagan’s writings a plaudit I don’t throw around lightly! See all 4 questions about The Fabric of the Cosmos…. Unfortunately, Greene is unable to translate all his ideas into legible text. For the most part, I enjoy theoretical physics. A point, if you would. I’m starting to wish I never listed this here because if I hadn’t I could give up without feeling so bad or anyone knowing.

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.

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Unfortunately, though, I have a feeling this enlightenment is but a moon’s dim reflective glow, gone as soon as the sun rises.

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

I had no idea that the arrow of entropy was double headed or that inflation was the main cause of order in the young universe. Greene keeps returning to the bucket and its implications throughout the book, to superb explanatory effect.

Thus, overall, the book is extremely engaging and exciting, and it’s one of those books that are very much, in many ways, unputdownable. I wish someone had told me about the weird shit greenr people try to figure out, explained who Parmenides was and the basic gist of his Poem was, and then told brlan 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.

The Fabric of the Cosmos. Frynman introduced some slapstick into the equations in a fine American tradition — but, as always, it takes an Irishman John Bell to put the final touches on the comedy and to make it truly surreal. When a weakness is found the theory must be re-examined.


I know because I have a genuine interest and have read numerous books purporting to make these theories understandable. Once again, as in “The Elegant Universe,” Greene has done an exemplary job of presenting a “popular” explication of deep science particle physics and cosmology that is neither condescending nor watered down.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. You get the impression that without the math, a lot of this just isn’t really possible to convey properly. Fuck, it sounds like he knows what he’s talking about.

I have always thought it curious that descriptions of God or angels appearing to people seem to be accompanied by bright light and that the supernatural grewne just appears out of nowhere.

Upon reflection this seemed to me very much like them coming out of another dimension.

I think inflationary cosmology is neat. Indeed, some scientists such as Lee Smolin are saying out loud that string theory has been given too much rope for too long, and it is time to face the reality that it has not produced any crisp, testable hypotheses nor is cossmos likely to for a while.

And this was an greehe lesson to me. Mar 13, Greg rated it it was amazing Shelves: When it does, the surface becomes increasingly concave, moved outward by what why now call centripetal or centrifugal force. It’s like all of the crazy shit that philosophers have thought up over the years can be actually studied and not just argued about using a mismash of concepts and logic, but possibly measured and articulated with math and shit!

If you want to learn about nature, to appreciate nature, it is necessary to understand the language that she speaks in. Much of what we thought we knew about our universe—that the past has already happened and the future is yet to be, that space is just an empty void, that our universe is the only universe that exists—just might be wrong. That said, don’t expect a book without mathematics to convey a full picture of our current understanding of physics.