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Hidden In Plain Sight: The fundamental link between relativity and quantum mechanics
Hidden In Plain Sight: The fundamental link between relativity and quantum mechanics
by Dr Andrew H Thomas
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5.0 out of 5 stars A excellent attempt along the lines of DesCartes Discourse on Method ..., March 28, 2015
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A excellent attempt along the lines of DesCartes Discourse on Method to derive quantum mechanics and relativity by accepting the facts that nature has no access to absolutes and everything is defined by its relationship to something else. He also does an excellent job debunking the Many Worlds Theory.


The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon
The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon
by Bhikkhu —āṇamoli
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buddha almost gets it right but not quite., September 24, 2014
This is the closest to the original words of the Buddha you can get. The problem with his teachings became clear to me. He and his earliest disciples were sheltered rich princes who were unprepared to handle any unpleasantness such as illness , aging or death. These are all part of life. They sacrificed all pleasure just to avoid any unpleasantness. The real truth is that you have to learn to tolerate unpleasantness in life rather than avoiding it at all costs by forsaking pleasure. Epicurus who was his contemporary in Greece had this right. Im not saying that all of the Buddhas teachings were wrong. He was good at avoiding getting sucked into the petty drama of everyday life. I do agree with his contribution of Moderation or the middle path as well as the 8 right paths to being a good person. Too bad they didn't have hallucinogenics in ancient India. he could have achieved Nirvana without all the self deprecation. Also for a selfless person he was pretty full of himself, calling him self the perfect one etc. like all of the self deluded prophets. None of the religions really understand the real truth of life just a portion of it.If you read the early religious texts of the various religions with a grain of salt in their historical context there is some definite value in them.


Elevation 2.0 Training Mask, Medium
Elevation 2.0 Training Mask, Medium
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, September 21, 2014
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Mercks 1899 Manual Facsimile Ed
Mercks 1899 Manual Facsimile Ed
by Merck
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm glad I wasn't a patient back in the 1800's, October 16, 2013
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Being a physician, I have always been interested in the history of medicine. The Merck manual is the book that I carried during medical school and residency. When I founf out about this ancient Merck Manual, I just could resist buying it and taking it to work to show my colleagues the state of the art of medicine back in 1899. Basically they had a few good drugs like digoxin, and morphine. The rest of what the doctors gave to patient s was a combination of toxic heavy metals as well as bleeding patients. When I look at the photographs of the distinguished physicians from the 1800's on the wall of my hospital, it gives me a new perspective. They were unnecessarily bleeding and poisoning their patients. It makes me glad to be able to be able to practice medicine in these modern times.


From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
by Sean M. Carroll
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book shows that entropy is in the eye of the beholder, October 15, 2013
I have read most popular physics books. I found this one to be particularly challenging and mind blowing. I bought it because I am interested in the true nature of time. The book was more about the various definitions of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics which states that The total entropy of a closed system increases in time, which is the main reason for the unidirectionality of time. It explored multiple definitions of entropy and how they effect theories of cosmology. It was very up to date and well written. I wouldn't recommend it for your first book on modern physics. It assumes that you have a reasonable understanding of modern physics already. It also has some math but nothing too difficult. This book is cutting edge. I have read other books by Sean Carroll and find him to be an excellent writer with a good understanding of modern physics and cosmology. No other book that I have read has done such a detailed treatment of entropy which is a very difficult topic.


The Unobservable Universe: A Paradox-Free Framework for Understanding the Universe
The Unobservable Universe: A Paradox-Free Framework for Understanding the Universe
by Scott M. Tyson
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars A new paradigm hypothesized for the existence of space and mass, April 23, 2012
I found this book refreshing and even inspirational. Dr. Tyson proposes a new paradigm " The Hemiverse Theory" which attempts to explain what space is made up of , the sum of unobservable potential energies of indeterminate probablities and relates that to the age of the life cycle of the universe oscillating between the observiverse and the voidverse which we can only view indirectly using our limited senses. I have read most of the popular physics books available and this book is not just another book on string theory, multiverse theory, or particle physics. It is the first book that actually tries to tackle the fundamental questions of physics such as the causes and fundemental properties of space-time, dark energy, quantum entanglement and gravity. He also introduces his own equation which he calls "The Unity Expression" to explain how energy is transferred from one hemiverse to the other. Things that I would like to see in the next edition would be more elaboration and usage of the unity expression in calculations, although popular physics books generally tend to avoid high level math. Also I hope that Dr. Tyson gets a chance to have his theory debated by the mainstream physics establishment and suggest how it could be tested. I think that his gravity hypothesis that gravity is a property of space might be tested using astronomical data of the interactions of bodies in deep space. In conclusion, if you want a book that proposes a totally new theory of everything without paradoxes, I can reccomend this book without reservations.


The Story of Writing: Alphabets, Hieroglyphs & Pictograms
The Story of Writing: Alphabets, Hieroglyphs & Pictograms
by Andrew Robinson
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to writing but could have been more comprehensive, September 16, 2011
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This book gives the basic history of the dicyphering of a number of ancient scripts. It has some nice photos and illustrations. It is not a dictionary or an encyclopedia by any means. It covered the mainstream ancient scripts such as Cuneform and Egyptian, but barely touched on the more ancient,esoteric and mysterious scripts such as ,Neolithic pictographic, Sumerian pictographic, ancient Greek linear A, and the Indus valley scripts. I would have enjoyed it more if it push the envelope a little more.


Hecho En Puerto Rico
Hecho En Puerto Rico
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5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece!, August 15, 2011
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If listening to salsa makes you happy, then this CD is guaranteed to make you ecstatic. Each song is a masterpiece in itself and the arrangements set the standard for all other salsa songs to aspire too. The arrangements mostly have a 2 or 3 minute intro followed by an off-the-hook chorus which repeats later on in the song. If you love salsa, you won't be able to not dance and sing along to this CD. This is probably Willie Colon's best solo album.


Siembra
Siembra
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Salsa CD's of all-time, August 15, 2011
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If you love Salsa and Latin-Jazz like I do, then you need to own this CD. This CD represents the pinnacle of Fania's best duo, Wille Colon and Ruben Blades. It has Ruben Blades' best songs on it such as Siembra, Pedro Navarro and Plastico. It's one of those albums that makes you so happy, that you can't help singing along with it.


The Hiram Key: Pharaohs, Freemasons and the Discovery of the Secret Scrolls of Jesus
The Hiram Key: Pharaohs, Freemasons and the Discovery of the Secret Scrolls of Jesus
by Robert Lomas
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of those books you can't put down until you finish it, August 15, 2011
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I picked up this book after reading "Holy Blood Holy Grail", which truned out to be a fraud but was the inspiration for the "Da Vinci Code" which I also couldn't put down. The Hiram Key gives an in-depth history of the Freemasons and Knights Templar from the insiders viewpoint of rogue Freemasons. It is a well written narrative which is also thought provoking. One of the best books I've read.
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