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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Reader's Diary #2277 - Michio Kaku: The God Equation

 

There's a point in Michio Kaku's The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything where he admits to having cried once when he saw a math equation which he described as "beautiful."

The man is enthusiastic.

He's also a good science writer. He may even be great. I will say though that his idea of dumbing something down is a little more optimistic than mine. Here he gives a history lesson on some of the most important theories in science: gravity, nuclear, relativity, quantum; how these have impacted us in our daily lives; the quest to find a single theory that unites them all; and what that would mean to us. 

No, I didn't understand it all. I feel like I stayed with him up to a point and then more and more started going over my head. It was enough however that it ignited my imagination and started me philosophizing. I've read books like this before and that's honestly all I expected and hoped for. 

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