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Theory Of Nothing
The "Theory of Nothing" explores the radical idea that the reality we see around us is but one of an infinite "library" of alternate realities, the sum of which contains no information and is in fact "Nothing." The necessity for observed reality to be consistent with the observer's existence implies a strong connection between fundamental physics and cognitive science. A r ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published May 15th 2006 by Booksurge Australia
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Aug 17, 2015 Peter Mcloughlin rated it it was amazing
I love this book. I should be wary of books that tell me stuff I want to hear but this book is pretty rigorous and tells me stuff I want to hear. First it upholds a materialist view of reality with out any magic and this is in line with my secular outlook. Second it gives a reasonable answer to the orderliness of the universe by using the idea of a multiverse. If we live in a multiverse with overwhelming majority of dead worlds. We are forced to live in the lucky few universes in this random me ...more
I read this as a follow up to Max Tegmark's The Mathematical Universe. Unfortunately, this became difficult going when the discussion started to include math equations. These were barely legible in the ebook edition I was reading and it became too distracting for me to continue. The formatting in general was poor as well, as there was no functioning table of contents and the footnotes were run on, making them hard to read. I hate it when that happens!