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The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene
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Jan 15, 12

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I'm grateful he didn't call this "Multi-verses for Dummies" even if that was how I felt while struggling with mind-bending theories, M.C. Escher-style imaginings, and impenetrable math. The bizarre theories that suggest possible parallel universes are fantastical and sometimes hard to conceptualize, but Greene is adept at analogous description so I felt I had a handle on most of it.

There came a lucid moment out of the fog in the sea of physics when I realized that these concepts I was trying mightily to understand aren't real, but guesses! Sure, "the math suggests" or "filling in the cosmological principle with this may mean that" but it was all guesses!

Fascinating as M-theory or Inflationary whosits are, you also get a basic overview of general principles that are field tested and that was helpful.
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