Briane Green is an excellent writer. I haven't read "The Elegant Universe" but I recently picked up his "The Fabric of the Cosmos" at my local used book store and am about 2/3 of the way through it. I highly recommend the book for anyone interested in obscure things like "Bell's Theorem". Green's explanation of "spooky action at a distance" is simply the best I have ever read.
It is worth noting that you can buy a used copy of the hardcover version of this book for about $7 including shipping on Amazon. That's less that half the price you would pay for the paperback at the local Borders.
Brian Greene once appeared on PBS' normally content-thin, glacially-paced NOVA program and ROCKED it
It was the best NOVA program, and one of the clearest explanations of Quantum Mechanics, that I'd ever seen.
I certainly agree with all of the praise offered for “The Elegant Universe.” It was virtually my only companion during a rainy week in Virginia Beach, and I was fascinated and entertained by it from cover to cover. Green’s string theory was elegant, but it was, by definition, impossible to observe and to verify. Too bad because the rising possibilities inherent in it of alternate universes really appealed to me. It was quite soothing to think that somewhere, in one of those alternate universes, I was in Virginia Beach with the hottest babe in the world and we were indescribably happy together. :)
To: LibWhacker; AdmSmith; bvw; callisto; ckilmer; dandelion; ganeshpuri89; gobucks; KevinDavis; ...
At last! A string theory topic instead of "also of interest". It's been slim pickings on the news search since the LHC had its little problem. Thanks LibWhacker!
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To: GodGunsGuts; LibWhacker
To GGG: Regarding your keywords belongsinreligion and
notasciencetopic - when you start posting your threads into religion or chat, you can add such keywords. Until then, dont.
Greene hoped that something in the theory would eventually rule out most of the possibilities and single out one of these universes as the real one: ours.
Gosh. What if ours is not the real one?
posted on 11/18/2009 10:34:27 AM PST
Sorry for the hijack of your string theory thread.
GodGunsGuts (GGG) is a creationist that spams the news forum with several creationist threads every day.
He believes anything that is not in line with a 6000 year old earth or the rest of the bible to be an atheist, liberal, Nazi, communist, racist, etc (people have been called all of those by GGG or his groupies)plot.
Please ignore him and go back to your interesting discussion.
posted on 11/18/2009 12:20:32 PM PST
posted on 11/18/2009 12:41:18 PM PST
(Lib arguments are neither factual, logical, rational, nor reasonable. They are, however, creative.)
posted on 11/18/2009 12:46:41 PM PST
(What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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