To Whomever recommended that I read The Elegant Universe (by Brian Greene), A BIG thank you....

I "thought" it was Kelseymh that pointed me towards this book, but I am not sure. 

If it was....well, whoever it was, I am enjoying the book and finding my "perspective expanding" with each chapter.  

Thanks again !

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blkhawk5 years ago
You can also watch the series on line.
Goodhart (author)  blkhawk5 years ago
Yes, thank you. I am interested in detail at the moment though; this is now my 5th book on Astro-theoretical/particle physics that I've read (though I am not finished with this one yet). At my age I have no hopes nor misconceptions of becoming a theoretical physicist, but I do like to know some detail about things I am interested in.
Did you read Carl Sagan's Cosmos? That is an extraordinary good book on the subject.
Goodhart (author)  blkhawk5 years ago
I haven't yet but have read The Varieties of Scientific Experience
kelseymh5 years ago
Well, on behalf of whomever it was, "You're welcome!" :-)
Goodhart (author)  kelseymh5 years ago
Actually, I HAD figured it was you, but didn't want to assume :-) .

I find this as fascinating as many others find their "fictional" stories :-) Tis wonderfully written, too (so far :-)
It's an awesome book (it's been a few years since I read it, though).

I do want to ask - do you mean to devalue fiction?
Goodhart (author)  Lithium Rain5 years ago
Addendum: my reply to Kelseymh did not imply in any way that "fictional stories" are of no use nor of any value to others; actually quite the contrary; that "I" don't value them as having too much use, but that others do. ;-)

*/ analysis  :-D
Goodhart (author)  Lithium Rain5 years ago
It depends really: Isaac Asimov's "I, Robot" was fantastic....also "The Rest of the Robots" etc. I also liked the "Foundation" trilogy. But 99.99999% of all my reading is factual and on the order of one of my interests.... programming, theoretical physics, genetics, quantum mechanics, electronics, etc.

I don't hold a lot of value in fiction myself (truth IS stranger then fiction many times), and string theory kind of demonstrates that LOL 

It has a use, but I don't have the time for it, really. 
I feel bad for having a collection of Asimov's (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation, The stars, like dust, The Naked Sun and I, Robot) sitting under my monitor to raise it, though I've only read very little of I, Robot and nothing else.
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