Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe

Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe

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"What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and best-selling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else. In this provocative book, he argues that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential in physics, my be leading today's researchers astray in three of the field's most important areas--string theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology.... The result is an important critique of some of the most significant developments in physics today from one of its most eminent figures"--Dust jacket.
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ℗♭2016
ISBN: 9780691119793
0691119791
9780691178530
Branch Call Number: 530 PENROSE
Characteristics: xvi, 501 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: New physics of the universe

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