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Not for the layperson
on July 26, 2017
Elliptical in its descriptions, this book doesn't have a throughline argument more than 'string theory is complicated,' which of course we knew: I knew from the outset this was going to be a fraught read since
A) the books spends more time telling us what it will talk about rather than creating a logical sequence of discussion and
B) the chapter on energy doesn't define what energy is in any reasonable manner.
I get it. It's a hard subject. But if you intend on writing a book for the general public, you need to actually do that. The ironic thing is that the author goes out of their way to not talk about math, but the sections of the book where the author actually discusses some of the math involved are easily the best written and enjoyable parts.