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Lee Smolin is one of the really creative thinkers about physics.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a general interest in the subject as being one of the best books that you can read, understand and enjoy.
Lee Smolin offers plenty of reasonable evidences along his book that this is the case for string theory.
I've got the old version, blue cover, from when this was first released. I'd read it a couple times then and moved on. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Jeremiah Donaldson
This book will likely be discarded by most of today's academic physicists, fascinating for interested laypeople, and embraced by non-conventional thinkers in the physics community. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Edward A. Draper
Excellent, in depth critique of current focus on String Theory. Especially good on the results of the narrow focus on this theory in the academic world.Published 3 months ago by PVreader
The emperor has no clothes - and Smolin illustrates it perfectly. There must be some truth in what he says as the string theorist are reduced to throwing stones.Published 4 months ago by Peter Coates
He's O K for a theoretical physicist. Ken Kendall, PhD, Experimental PhysicistPublished 4 months ago by ken kendall
This book does an excellent job of explaining the trouble with physics which I think is the point of the book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Book Fanatic
Smolin gives us a history of science lesson and then goes on to show what the problems with String Theory are. Very readable. String Theory is a money and mind black hole. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Brian Eckert
I read this, trying to update my lapsed chemistry with an understanding of physics. Not reading it for the exact argument he was making, it became my best tutorial in... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Advocate
I enjoyed reading this book because of the way the author asks questions about the way science is done. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Cynthia