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Our perceptions of time and space have led us astray. My problem is exacerbated by the fact that it seems that every time there is a problem in Physics we are having trouble solving we just make up something invisible to solve it.
Apr 11, Wayne Barrett rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If mathematically challenged aliens who had somehow acquired a spacecraft landed on Earth and requested a single book to sum up our species’ understanding of space, time, and physics, we would do best to give them The Fabric of the Cosmos. You are left with only a part of the picture. His use of analogy to elucidate arcane concepts is spot on even when especially when the comparison seems initially off the wall.
Bertrand Russell made a hash of explaining relativity with a raft of confounding, muddying analogies. I remember the first time reading Zeno’s Paradoxes he was Parmenides student and thinking they were just silly games with words, obviously something moves faster than something else and can over come it. 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.
However, Brian Greene is a brilliant man with a teacher’s magic talent of I wish I could say ‘The Fabric of the Cosmos’ is an easy read which makes clear a subject that only geniuses understand normally about what classic physics and quantum mechanics have to do with understanding the mysteries of cosmology, particularly the theories regarding what the universe is, how it began, what made it function the way it does and why there seems to be an arrow of Time.
Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts.
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality by Brian Greene
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 gredne in orderbut I vreene that The Fabric of the Cosmos has deepened my comprehension of and appreciation for the wonders of our universe.
Even though most people know that Albert Einstein would propose his groundbreaking theories of relativity in the early s, ggreene Greene gets to that part of the story, this reader was genuinely concerned about the troublesome relationship between absolute space and time.
We might one day find, as some physicists has speculated, that the act of conscious observation is an integral element of quantum mechanics, being the catalyst that coaxes one outcome from the quantum haze to be realized.
But large parts of this book deal with questions that are simply too esoteric. There are few parts that are mind-bending to the point where I got a headache.
I wish I could say ‘The Fabric of the Cosmos’ is an easy read which makes clear a subject that only geniuses understand normally about what classic physics and quantum mechanics have to do with understanding the mysteries of cosmology, particularly the theories regarding what the universe is, how it began, what made it function the way it does and why there seems to be an arrow of Time.
This is hands down the best popular intro to modern physics I’ve found.
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 yejido stuff. While I cannot therefore give teiido expert opinion about it’s accuracy, it was fascinating and I feel like I understand the world a lot more now.
The Fabric of the Cosmos: That aside I thought this was a beautifully written book. Greene uses lots of pop cultural referenced examples to illustr I finally finished Brian Greene’s Fabric of the Cosmos and I am more confused than ever about string theory, M-theory and the nature of spacetime.
And movement entails time.
I guess at least now I am familiar enough with the concepts which confuse me to be able to sound like I know something about general relativity, quantum mechanics and string theory over beers with friends, and that’s the important thing, right?
And for the wonders of the human mind to work out these things. I don’t buy into the idea that was Parmenides only goal though. Greene’s book, the first I’ve read cosmox him, shows why it is worth reading a range of books on the same or closely connected areas of science. Have a look into its true nature. Recognising that he had no way of testing this medium by experiment, Newton took this is an immutable absolute and left it at that. I also greatly appreciated the fact that he never gets into the game like cozmos frequently happens in popular science books, unfor Wow, what a wonderful book.
Is space an entity?
The Fabric of the Cosmos
It’s too late now, and I’m too dumb in too many areas of knowledge but I should have been a theoretical physicist. No idea in science is sacrosanct, no theory is holy. Some might find his poetic geeky gushes cheesy, but others like myself will spend the next several evenings lying outside on their lawns, staring at the stars, and just basking in the awesomeness of it all.
Brian is definitely one of the best science popularisers about, hands down. My main problem with this book was his early explanation of entropy and how this did not provide an arrow of time.
This book is best read in segments, preferably when you’re completely lucid and can take notes. He kept it under tight rein in the first work, but here it wanders out to laugh in the sun.
Get me into anything more than general commentary, discoveries, famous names and famous theories, and I’m completely at a loss.
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
He’ll essentially write, “okay, I know this is far-fetched, but trust me on this one: I mean, the bending of space and time, particles being “entangled” “spooky action at a distance” through space, possible hidden dimensions, elusive particles, multiverses. There was one segment I did catch that made me sit up and laugh. I remember the most important concepts, but the intricacies didn’t stick with me. Jun 28, Brilliant Hope rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving….
The important thing is that the concepts are explained yreene a manner which is understandable. Even with half a B. To ask other readers questions about The Fabric of the Cosmosplease sign up.
As for 2not since Richard Feynman have I found a physicist whose writing makes me shiver with childish delight at the wonders of the universe.