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Farewell to Reality: How Modern Physics Has Betrayed the Search for Scientific Truth - Jim Baggott
Farewell to Reality: How Modern Physics Has Betrayed the Search for Scientific Truth
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From acclaimed science author Jim Baggot, a pointed critique of modern theoretical physics.In this stunning new volume, Jim Baggott argues that there is no observational or experimental evidence for many of the ideas of modern theoretical physics: super-symmetric particles,super strings, the... show more
From acclaimed science author Jim Baggot, a pointed critique of modern theoretical physics.In this stunning new volume, Jim Baggott argues that there is no observational or experimental evidence for many of the ideas of modern theoretical physics: super-symmetric particles,super strings, the multiverse, the holographic principle,or the anthropic cosmological principle. These theories are not only untrue, it is not even science. It is fairy-tale physics:fantastical, bizarre and often outrageous, perhaps even confidence-trickery.This book provides a much-needed antidote. Informed,comprehensive, and balanced, it offers lay readers the latest ideas about the nature of physical reality while clearly distinguishing between fact and fantasy. With its engaging portraits of many central figures of modern physics, including Paul Davies, John Barrow, Brian Greene, Stephen Hawking,and Leonard Susskind, it promises to be essential reading forall readers interested in what we know and don’t know about the nature of the universe and reality itself. graphs and charts
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781605984728 (1605984728)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
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Increasingly often, modern science is being attacked by people accusing it of failing to honor its own rules. The opening salvo was Smolin's The Trouble with Physics, which caused some damage; it was taken seriously within the scientific establishment and widely read outside it. Other authors attemp...
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