By John Brockman
- Release Date: 2014-07-08
- Genre: Astronomy
The Universe John Brockman Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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Book review of The Universe
By Stop the Rats
Collection of essays by top-rated scientists and other leading thinkers. The breath of topics is extensive, but some articles were first published several years ago and developments have already surpassed predictions. This is not a criticism, but rather an indicator that progress seems to be advancing ever faster. The authors are among those at the forefront of the advance. We owe them much for their contribution.
I still grieve when I recall the abandonment of the Supercollider by Congress. Plato's Republic trumps America democracy, but power will have to be taken from the current political class. They flounder in their crude attempts to hold onto personal power. Donald Trump is a modern barbarian, but mainly reminds that a majority of the population are, by definition, below average in intelligence. If America is to survive, we must put as much effort into redeeming our government as theoretical physicists put into their work.
Finally! I have a book that is a little mentally challenging. It is great for updating yourself on new theories in physics. As a science book reader, I'm happy this book is deeper than just stars and relativity, and instead gives an even greater picture of our universe and others around ours-from gravitational fluctuations to dimensional energies.😎🔬🔭
By Tad Banyon
If you’re seriusly into astronomy and physics and all that universe stuff, its a fascinating book. But fair warning: its not the world’s easiest read. You may find yourself having to go back and re-read chapters because the weighty concepts themselves, coupled with the scientific terminology, may not always slide quickly into your mind like a well lubricated suppository. But the effort is worth it. We know an awful lot about the universe now, and there’s an awful lot we still don;t know, and its fascinating to learn the specifics of both.