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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2011, 13:22:14 PM »

I’m not aware of any up-to-date non-specialist reading as such, but Amir Aczel’s God’s Equation, Michio Kaku’s Beyond Einstein and Kip Thorne’s Black Holes and Time Warps, although about a decade old, may be helpful in giving some essential grounding and locating other suitable sources.  Roger Penrose’s The Road to Reality is probably unsuitable for being highly technical and making extensive use of mathematics.

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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2011, 13:40:36 PM »

I’m not aware of any up-to-date non-specialist reading as such, but Amir Aczel’s God’s Equation, Michio Kaku’s Beyond Einstein and Kip Thorne’s Black Holes and Time Warps, although about a decade old, may be helpful in giving some essential grounding and locating other suitable sources.  Roger Penrose’s The Road to Reality is probably unsuitable for being highly technical and making extensive use of mathematics.
Thanks.  I have The Road to Reality (I'm not an arithmophobe); I'll keep a lookout for the others.  It's infuriating, though, that the science sections in our bookshops are invariable so poorly populated, and even then they contain volumes on astrology and rubbish like 'quantum healing'.  I'll probably have to order from overseas, pay a fortune and wait 6 weeks...
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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2011, 20:30:14 PM »

It's infuriating, though, that the science sections in our bookshops are invariable so poorly populated, and even then they contain volumes on astrology and rubbish like 'quantum healing'.  I'll probably have to order from overseas, pay a fortune and wait 6 weeks...
Yes, the dark side of give-the-people-what-they-want-never-mind-what-they-need free market enterprise rears its hydrocephalic head.  Who needs reality when a comforting fantasy can make you feel so-o-o-o much more special!?  It’s just like religion – with a less formal clergy and less regimented funds collection strategy.

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