The Resource Farewell to reality : how modern physics has betrayed the search for scientific truth, Jim Baggott, (electronic resource)

Farewell to reality : how modern physics has betrayed the search for scientific truth, Jim Baggott, (electronic resource)

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Farewell to reality : how modern physics has betrayed the search for scientific truth
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Farewell to reality
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how modern physics has betrayed the search for scientific truth
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Jim Baggott
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From acclaimed science author Jim Baggot, a pointed critique of modern theoretical physics In this stunning new volume, Jim Baggott argues that there is no observational or experimental evidence for many of the ideas of modern theoretical physics: super-symmetric particles, super strings, the multiverse, the holographic principle, or the anthropic cosmological principle. These theories are not only untrue; they are not even science. They are fairy-tale physics: fantastical, bizarre and often outrageous, perhaps even confidence-trickery. This book provides a much-needed antidote. Informed, comprehensive, and balanced, it offers lay readers the latest ideas about the nature of physical reality while clearly distinguishing between fact and fantasy. With its engaging portraits of many central figures of modern physics, including Paul Davies, John Barrow, Brian Greene, Stephen Hawking, and Leonard Susskind, it promises to be essential reading for all readers interested in what we know and don't know about the nature of the universe and reality itself
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Presenting portraits of many central figures in modern physics, including Stephen Hawking and Leonard Susskind, this critique of modern theoretical physics provides the latest ideas about the nature of physical reality while clearly distinguishing between fact and fantasy
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Farewell to reality : how modern physics has betrayed the search for scientific truth, Jim Baggott, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11549996
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781453299142
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11549996
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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