First of all, the graphics must be included to support his analogies. Second, I don't understand why so much time was put into describing what something is not. The tone of the book can be misinterpreted by those with an agenda. He uses the term "fine-tuned" far too much and in a misguided way. I have been looking for a book with good thought experiments as engaging as Einstein's were but the ones in the book did not connect with me.
I was disappointed since "The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World" is a great book. The flow of the two books couldn't be more different.
This book felt like John Kerry explaining entropy to me.
I highly recommend Sean Carroll's other books
"A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing" It's similar but is far more confident and explains the concepts in a simpler manner.
The Trouble With Physics: is still one of my favorite books. Read it first if you haven't already.
There is nothing wrong with this book. I would be quite interesting to someone new to Dawkins. If you have read many of his books and watched the BBC specials, then you are already familiar with a good portion of the story.
I would have said his performance was excellent except that I went to an appearance where he read from the book. His performance in person was quite funny, lively and emotional. The Audible read was more reserved.
I found the book didn't grab my attention until he wrote about his graduate work and beyond. It seemed to end abruptly as well. I have a feeling an authorized 3rd person biography would be much more interesting.
You know you're going to read it anyway. Why bother reading these reviews? It's good, it's just not his best
eye opening how irresponsible the media is when publishing a story
yes. andrew wakefield should be held accountable for the damage he has caused.
the rest of the mail order quacks should be publicly ridiculed for their nonsense. I'm talking about you Chopra
I'm extremely picky about which audio books I download so they are all really good or I return them. This one stands apart. I could easily rank it in my top 5
Richard Lenski's experiment
The timbre of his voice and the refinement of the performance is "like wiping your ass with silk"
only an intelligent friend that enjoys both history and science
I liked the timeline of timekeeping and it's effects on society
honestly I think Adam frank did a better job explaining time that Sean Carroll did in his book. The two books are very different though
yes. it's a great book. It is a tad brief but still enjoyable
my 3 word summary: people believe that?
It was eye opening. I had no idea how far people's marbles were rolling.
I laughed a lot
follow his blog at discovermagazine
without hesitation. It allows the reader to look at different beliefs/superstitions from the outside
the tone and pacing of the book were just right. I listened to it with my 7 year old
bayesian statistical predictions.
I am being forced to write additional words to meet a 15 word minimum even though I was asked to sum up the book in 3 words
just read it. it's fun for all ages!
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