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New Theories of Everything by John D. Barrow
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Jun 09, 2011

really liked it
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Read in June, 2011

I know that this was published in 1991 but I really didn't think he did that great of a job at going over a lot of the approaches that people are taking in looking for a single Unified Theory. He covered string theory fairly well, but missed a lot of other opportunities to explore other ideas out there. I am going to give him a pass on that because of the publish date, as I know that the last ten years have provided a whirlwind of new ideas in this field. Since that was supposed to be the premise of the book I am not even going to bother asking how the god question came into this work, or try to make a guess as to how he was linking his ideas about mythology to the rest of it. If those were supposed to be "past" theories of everything, ok then I get it, but to put them in the mid- end of the book seemed a bit out of order. Perhaps he should have started with that or left it out altogether?
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