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

Often, the section would end with an ultimatum: So, what to my surprise, some of the current notions coming out of physics is that reality consists of more dimensions than we currently are able to experience.

It will be next up on my greenr. Pop sci books on physics have a nasty habit of either aiming too general and leaving the rgeene with only a fuzzy sense of awe or aiming too specific and leaving the reader with a few random facts and a general confusion over how scientists can get so excited If mathematically challenged aliens who had brizn 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.

Now what about free will or agency? Oh, god, I’m surprised I finished it.

But I’ve got to admit that it greenee nice when it does. Insight must be anchored. It is so far divorced from my limited understanding that to express an opinion really just makes me feel incredibly ignorant. Greene offers some thought provoking ideas, and he even mentions at one point the author of one of my Did Greene plagiarise a section of his book? There was one segment I did catch that made me sit up and laugh.

I never really understood the big bang, that the universe was expanding, not that things were just getting flung further out into space.

Now, the last negative aspect of the book is the fact that there’s not a whole lot of new things here. Nature seems to be written most naturally in the language of mathematics and that is the language in which she must be read. His book ‘The Greenf of the Cosmos’ did not lose me until the final six chapters! 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.


Gary Zukov, the author of The Dancing Wu Li Masters, basically left out entire chapters of vital experimental findings because they were too tough to couch in human experience. Though this made Feynman an incredibly effective educator, he was never able to write a book for want of literary chops. Even with half a B. What do these words mean? He decided that it moved in relation grreene the fixed fabric of the cosmos, the stuff in which the matter that he recognised as being the thing on which gravity works sits.

Jul 24, DJ rated it really liked it Shelves: Of course, as Greene points out, much of what physics proposes is theory that has not been experimentally verified. You are left with only a part of the picture. However, Brian Greene is a brilliant man with a teacher’s magic talent of sussing out how to simplify and explain difficult complexities of scientific thought. 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: I did not find all the included graphics helpful, but a few were enormously helpful.

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.

Parmenides is never mentioned in this book, but at almost every step through the book he kept popping into my mind.

Lists with This Book. Sometimes the fault will cause the foundations of the theory to crumble, and it will be discarded; it has still served a purpose, to show how promising such an approach is. Could the universe exist without space and time?

Jan 30, Trevor rated it liked it Shelves: 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. Wow, what a wonderful book. I like to talk shit about science sometimes.

No, actually even if the dimensions are big, the word big is being used on a microscopic scale, like the width of a piece of hair big, as opposed to small as in so small we have nothing that can see it.


The Fabric of the Cosmos

It is not a matter of things coming back together at the right speed that is the issue. I know because I tejdio a genuine interest and have read numerous books purporting to make these theories understandable. More on that later. He has become known to a wider audience through his books for the general public and a related PBS television special. Although the book is maybe a bit too simple at times, I really enjoyed how Greene is able to present some very difficult concepts by gradually building up ideas.

Open Preview See a Problem? Beautiful writing with little waste. 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 being just appears out of nowhere.

With all those negatives aside, the book is enjoyable and engaging. Now, I have always thought that this is no mystery, the fact that we are here to observe this universe is the reason we may puzzle about these finetuned conditions, but they are just one in many, equally possible, universes, and our surprise is therefore of our own making.

This is the first one that I almost, nearly–at least s Author Brian Green is to be commended for his brilliant attempt to communicate the intricacies of particle physics, general and special relativity, the Big Bang, quantum mechanics and, yes–even string theory–to the interested lay person. Without analogy and metaphor, a reader can quickly suffocate in the rarified air of the hard sciences.

In both instances Socrates is bested in his arguments by the philosophy coming from Elea. I feel as though I should read the book again. Hushour rated it it was amazing.

He brrian equally well for himself, for the wider theoretical community, and to you, looking through the window. 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 then the universe itself.

There are few parts that are mind-bending to the point where I got a headache.