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This was a very intriguing discussion integrating modern concepts in physics with ancient eastern philosophies. The author talked about some of the differences between eastern and western thought, particularly how eastern thinking is more open to the intuitive/spiritual nature of things while western thinking relies heavily on rational thinking. He showed how ancient eastern beliefs are being revealed in recent discoveries in quantum mechanics. I am a believer in the web of life, the interconnectedness of everything, and thoroughly enjoyed how the author fit everything together.
The book was very understandable for the lay person and the narration was well done too for such a difficult topic. I look forward to listening to the author?s other audible book, The Web of Life.
I have a primary love of music and pretty much an insatiable curiosity of history, art, science, current affairs, and all things bicycling.
A clear and concise introduction to quantum physics.
Unfortunately this recording is a transcription of the cassette tapes which came out with all the noise associated with it. It would have been better to have rerecorded this abridged version of the book or to have digitally washed it to improve the sound quality. Now to the abridgment. I read the book when it first came out and found it very informative, clearly written, and easy to understand. The abridgment cuts way to much out of the original narrative in an apparent effort to reach the widest audience possible. An unabridged version would be appreciated.
This is not the "Tao of Physics" it is simply a narrated summary of the book with "selected excerpts". If you want the reader's digest cliff notes this is it. But it is not the real book.
This book is understandable even in it's discussion of physics and is so skillful in interweaving physics and mystical knowledge; it is a backbone in my library of delving into ancient and truth seeking works.
Tao is the fundamental study of the environment and our place within it. This text is an excellent resource for understanding the iinter-relationship between the universe and consciousness.
I kept thinking the kindle was jumping back, replaying parts over. It only serves as a summary, repeated several times with slight variations. I recommend one buy the actual book.
Very profound and interesting thoughts in this book. It was about time someone wrote about the similarities between science and Eastern mysticism. I am a student of Vedanta, with a fascination for science so this book is the perfect synergy of thoughts of the the two.
"A good listen"
It was clearly spoken. Easy enough to understand for the non physicist, and not long. I feel educated by the experience.
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