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I seem to do best with constants and tangible ideas
on July 5, 2016
I've had college level physics and chemistry, I watch documentaries on astrophysics, and I recently read the A Short History of Nearly Everything, and this book maxed out my knowledge and abstract thinking. And I admit that abstract thinking is not my strong-suit, I seem to do best with constants and tangible ideas.
There tends to be long paragraphs of very complex material that isn't explained to the greatest potential, and that's after me re-reading some passages multiple times in order to get it.
Also, I don't think it would do a good job of convincing any religious person of forgoing the Genesis version of creation. The points the authors make on how the universe can be explained by what we know about physics alone are usually very good, but comprise a sentence or two at the end of a very long chapter. At that time I get the "Ah Ha!" moment, but since I didn't understand the material well enough, I don't retain the knowledge once I start on the next chapter. Those looking for reasons to brush this book off as science mumbo-jumbo could do so easily.
A positive is that I did get some good insight into the word of quantum physics, and I will be better prepared to understand material like this in the future.
At $14, it's one of the more expensive e-books I've bought and I can't really say it was worth it. Instead, if your interested in an easy-to-read book on things like this, and more, I highly recommend reading the book I mentioned above: