The Grand Design

The Grand Design

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The Grand Design

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First of all, this book is very profound and if you have an open mind you can understand what chemistry and physics can do without some ultimate being being responsible. All of these 1 and 2 star ratings are from the wacko jobs of the far right who are trying to ruin our country. Maybe sista Sarah will have a comment sooner or later. I am surprised these jerks aren’t trying to burn this book just like the Christian brotherhood of Gainsville. By Ludlum fan

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The Grand Design is great for those people who may not be too familiar with the Standard Model of physics. While we are not yet at a true unified field theory of the universe, the standard model does match experimental results and even predicted several new particles that have since been discovered. There is some humor thrown in now and then, but it seems a little out of place with the rest of the physics info. I just wish he would have talked more about god and the fact that we don’t need her. A great book for people new to cosmology. By Tom Walden "TW"

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As other reviewers said, this book is a quick read of modern physics presented by geniuses. Their approach to explaining the historical progression of theories that lead to M Theory is quite entertaining. They thankfully leave out the math and stick to logic, leaving the beauty of the theories to shine through. Taken as a nice summary quantum physics primer the book is worth the read. 
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\r\n Unfortunately the authors make a fundamental mistake in declaring that free will is nothing more than the inability of scientists to do the calculations for the interactions of the thousand trillion trillion particles that make up a person. Apparently the authors’ particles made them write this book without any choice in the matter. They want to reduce consciousness to mere biology. Too bad they rely on model-dependent realism – apparently subatomic interactions force us to create models as well. Their theory devolves into particle determinism, not realism. The Game of Life proves it! Yeah, right. 
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\r\nPhilosophy as a profession is dead, but philosophy as a branch of knowledge is not. M Theory may explain the underlying physics of the universe but it has no ability to explain consciousness. The authors correctly arrive at atheism as truth, yet miss completely on free will and consciousness.  By Dinsdale

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