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[ Books ] The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos, by Brian Greene - Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming
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[ Books ] The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos, by Brian Greene
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the CosmosThe Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos by Brian Greene

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I enjoyed this but of course I'm a layman -from outside, the idea of the various types of parallel universe posited here seems almost absurd, a sort of mathematical game. Greene goes some way to explain how some of these ideas could make sense and perhaps be proved (to the extent that positing the existence of realms of reality -sorry- that are completely inaccesible to us could be done at all). One little point: he tries to put together arguments for and against each of these postulates (and of course, again, many look very reasonable but I haven't got the tools to judge) but he seems to put a bit more weight (and expound much more at length) in the arguments for than against. A good read nonetheless and one that offers breathtaking vistas and thoughts on what may be reality and the universe(s).



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scifi_mel From: scifi_mel Date: June 25th, 2015 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Brian Greene is great. We saw him speak in Seattle years ago. I really like his books he explains things really well.
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: June 28th, 2015 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Re-reading Neal Stephenson's Anathem and looking at his page on influences and inspiration for the plot.. the bibliography stemming from that is a bit daunting but very interesting. Another one, in addition to Greene, that I'll be checking up is David Deutsch, who is almost as entertaining in person, don't know whether as good a writer just yet.
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