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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.
Some Fantasy or Sci Fi
Victor Bevine or Rosalyn Landor
I am a Secular Buddhist and my background is in the sciences (biology, but I know the basics of physics). It seems that the scientific history and concepts explored were accurate enough and the discussion on the size of the atom was really well done. However, the discussion of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism had some serious inaccuracies. I tried to finish this work (because I always try to finish books), but it got to the point where the inaccuracies were almost offensive.
I had heard so much about this book and was really hoping it would go into further depth with its exploration of the "wibbly wobbly" world of quantum mechanics and how it could correspond to Buddhist (and other) thought. I was deeply disappointed that it stayed at a very basic level (in its talk of science) and that it didn't even properly explain the religions it talked about. It was a huge disappointment. Do not read. Or, at the very least, do not take anything it says about the religions discussed as accurate.
Finally, the narration had a "droning" quality. It was not the worst narration I've ever heard (that dishonor belongs to Dana Rosenburg), but it wasn't the best either. If the book had been good, though, I would have forgiven it.
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.
I would not.
Disappointed in it's unbacked assertions and conflicts with it's own assertions.
It took me a long time to listen to this book. At time I had to just quit listening and other times I had rewind to re-listen because I couldn't believe what I heard.
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