- Paperback: 86 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 3, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1492766763
- ISBN-13: 978-1492766766
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,576,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cosmology and Buddhist Thought: A Conversation with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson Paperback – October 3, 2013
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I'm only sorry it cost Neil deGrasse Tyson an hour of his life (the time the author spent pontificating at him.) I cannot, in good conscience, call it an "interview". I only regret that it cost me four hours of my own life before I'd finally realized that it wasn't going to get any better. It became almost painful to read his obvious interview gaffes, one after another.
What a disappointment for such a promising title! Two of my favorite subjects! It looked like the literary equivalent of that old Reese's commercial "Two great tastes that taste great together!" In a more competent writer's hands, this could have been really intriguing but by chapter four it was clear the guy only loved to hear himself talk and was only interested in showing off for Tyson (and frequently having to be corrected by Tyson because he'd gotten it wrong...again). What do we call it when a scientist enters into an experiment with an end result in mind, then attempts to "stack" the experiment to produce those results? That's right: bad science. The author started with a preconceived outcome in mind and then came his ham-fisted attempt to force the outcome of the interview to support his own preconceptions. That's what I call "bad writing."
My takeaway: Go find books by Thich Nhat Hanh (whom the author frequently quotes in the beginning) and Neil deGrasse Tyson, and avoid any other books by this author. I had briefly thought "Now THAT would be the dialogue I'd love to read!" but quickly realized that wouldn't happen. Neither would feel the need.
If I could assign "no stars" with an understood meaning of "don't waste your time," I would.
Worse still, the raw transcripts of the interview are pathetically transcribed, not well proof read, and not edited for flow.
Worst of all, Freedman uses 32 of the books 80 pages as a soapbox for his various and incoherent ideas on many topics.