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He says himself that he will only 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.
The Fabric of the Cosmos
Brian greene ,I admire his resilience in explanation ,this feature is extremely rare with other cosmologists, he could show me another realm away from my own perspective I acquired many remarkable transformations in my ideas about the universe which I used to think it No longer had to be altered More profoundly talking I believe now that I have not finished it yet: While the book may be a bit too simple at times, more quantitative detail is available in the notes at the end of the book which I strongly recommend you read, to get more detailand bibliographic references are pretty good.
Books by Brian Greene. To achieve the status of acceptance of say, General Relativity or Evolution by Natural Selection, a theory has to be tested — that is, it has to survive again and again and again the onslaught of people systematically trying to prove it wrong.
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The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality by Brian Greene
Glancing at the reviews for Brian Greene’s overview of how we view the stuff of which our universe is made, it seems that some people base their rating and opinion on how much they agree with the science, or how credible they find it. Greene writes with a clarity and readability which is all too rare in any field, and is particularly welcome in discussing such big ideas.
The sweating was a crass simulation of something known as black body radiation. He decided that it moved in relation to the fixed fabric of the cosmos, the stuff in which the matter that he recognised as being cosmoa thing on brixn gravity works sits.
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.
Hrian trouble with quantum theory? Can we travel to the past? 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. Stuff it full of dark matter.
Watch Episode The Elegant Universe: Dec 22, J. Recognising that he had tejiddo way of testing this medium by experiment, Newton took this is an immutable absolute and left it at that. So, what to my surprise again, I learn that physics suggests that space and time are not independent but should be considered spacetime. I’m not claiming a thorough understanding of these subjects and in some, like Brane Theory, I still found myself rather lost; a re-read may be in orderbut I feel that The Fabric of the Cosmos has deepened my comprehension of and tejieo for the wonders of our universe.
But Brian explained that physicists abhor theories that rely on unknown qualities, on axiomatic pronouncements that accept something as a given. Greene does an excellent job of explaining very hard-to-understand concepts in non-mathematical ways. I realized that most of the ways books in the new age section use science terms to validate their ideas and how they claim 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.
It is amazing how he manages to convey potentially complex subjects, such as quantum mechanics and relativity, in a simple but at the same time rigorous manner. Lists with This Book.
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
I was able to understand some of what he was saying, but after a while, my eyes started to glaze over and I was left puzzling my own existence.
Jan 30, Trevor rated it liked it Shelves: Unfortunately, though, I have a feeling this enlightenment is but a moon’s dim reflective glow, gone as soon as the sun rises. This book is like a validation to the stuff I think about when I’m not just wallowing in self-pity or being sad.
I think inflationary cosmology is neat. With all those negatives aside, the book is enjoyable and engaging.
Trivia About The Fabric of the View all 16 comments. Greene and Sawyer both use the same analogy of Gone With the Wind as a way of describing looking through time, in exactly the same manner. This book was recommended to me okay, it was a present by a friend who seems to be aware of my constant questioning of the nature of the very fabric of reality itself.
Greene will outright warn you to skip ahead if its getting too dense, which is nice. Brian greene ,I admire his resilience in explanation ,this feature is extremely rare with other cosmologists, he could show me another realm away from my own perspective I acquired many remarkable transformations in my ideas about the universe which I used to think it No longer had to be altered More profoundly talking I believe now that much we perceive about the universe is wrong ,really lying just beneath everything reality is a world taking breath , dark energy which till now no one knows whats it?
The newest theories and guesses, described in chaptersabout three-branes and brane splats, extra dimensions, string theory holograms, super-symmetry particle spinning, potential energy bowls, free will yes, I said free willfive-string theories, two ‘Big Bang’ theories, and loop quantum gravity, by these genius scientists are the hardest of all to understand by this ordinary mortal, gentle reader, but perseverance with ‘The Fabric of the Cosmos’ DID make a small collapse of probabilities in the jittering mass of my excited brain particles so that this cat was radiant with more intelligence upon exiting the ebook.
What I found most interesting would probably horrify the author because, while he didn’t say so in so many words, he apparently really believes that physics is, or can be, the answer to everything.
As Greene puts it: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lots of really interesting things in this book. I feel as though I should read the book again. I don’t buy into the idea that was Parmenides only goal though. Pushing the pieces together again is pushing negatively charged electrons against negatively charged electrons and they will repeal each other, not just nicely bond.
Greene presents an idea and its details from several different but complementary directions that both reinforce the underlying principles and keep them continually in mind. That said, for much of this book I’m unsure how much background would be needed to understand the explanations. Dec 26, Mike rated it really liked it. Luckily, this book squares a lot of things and sets them to rights for me.
Most of the esoteric stuff is banished to the footnotes, which are well worth reading–and I suppose I should be happy that it’s there at all, since most books on modern science are written with Hawking’s Editor’s Law in mind: Equally, I felt a pang of regret when he expresses optimism that the LHC runs may find evidence of extra spatial dimensions soon after the upgrade to higher energies, knowing this has not happened yet, and scepticism is mounting that it ever will.
As to the actual content? Christians believe that people can choose to do good or do evil and are therefore responsible for the consequences. Brian reminded me that we must never stop asking “why”, that asking “why” is what makes us human.
You’ve got dark matter, dark energy, the Higgs field prior to the way-too-recent discovery of the Higgs bosoninflationary cosmology.