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

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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blkhawk (author)2012-03-12

You can also watch the series on line.

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Goodhart (author)blkhawk2012-03-12

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.

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blkhawk (author)Goodhart2012-03-12

Did you read Carl Sagan's Cosmos? That is an extraordinary good book on the subject.

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kelseymh (author)2012-03-08

Well, on behalf of whomever it was, "You're welcome!" :-)

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Goodhart (author)kelseymh2012-03-09

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 :-)

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Lithium Rain (author)Goodhart2012-03-09

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?

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2012-03-10

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

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2012-03-09

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. 

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Kryptonite (author)Goodhart2012-03-10

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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Goodhart (author)Kryptonite2012-03-10

I loved I, Robot but if you saw the movie, be prepared if you read the book of short stories.....the robot stories are more psychological (robotological as coined by the famous Roboticist in most of the stories) and so they get you to "think" which is why I loved them so much. Car (or spaceship) crashes and chases and explosions are great for movies; but when I take the time to read, I want to be ENGAGED :-)

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caitlinsdad (author)Lithium Rain2012-03-09

somewhere on the Scientology homeworld, a thousand heads looked up...

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2012-03-09

Probably somewhere on Terminus (Second Foundation).

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caitlinsdad (author)2012-03-08

I learned the zipcode of some place from Austin Brian Green.

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2012-03-08

concerning theoretical physics....I think that also makes YOU a bit green :-D

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caitlinsdad (author)Goodhart2012-03-08
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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2012-03-08

Hmm? Oh dimension....for a moment there I thought you'd written "dementia"

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