Farewell to Reality: How Modern Physics Has Betrayed the by Jim Baggott

By Jim Baggott

From acclaimed technology writer Jim Baggot, a pointed critique of contemporary theoretical physics.

In this gorgeous new quantity, Jim Baggott argues that there's no observational or experimental proof for plenty of of the tips of contemporary theoretical physics: super-symmetric debris, large strings, the multiverse, the holographic precept, or the anthropic cosmological precept. those theories are usually not in simple terms unfaithful; they aren't even technological know-how.

They are fairy-tale physics: fantastical, strange and sometimes outrageous, even perhaps confidence-trickery. This booklet offers a much-needed antidote. trained, finished, and balanced, it deals lay readers the newest rules in regards to the nature of actual truth whereas basically distinguishing among truth and fable.

With its attractive graphics of many vital figures of contemporary physics, together with Paul Davies, John Barrow, Brian Greene, Stephen Hawking, and Leonard Susskind, it delivers to be crucial interpreting for all readers drawn to what we all know and don't find out about the character of the universe and truth itself.

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Hoey has declined comment due to a confidentiality agreement he and other editors signed with the CMA last year. The Ottawa-based journal is now under its third acting editor, and only three of nine section editors remain on staff. Noni MacDonald, a pediatrician and medical professor in Halifax, Nova Scotia, says she stepped in as editor after the CMA promi s e d t o i nve s t i g a t e h ow t h e j o u r n a l i s managed and adopt guidelines employed by the Journal of the American Medical Association to protect editorial independence.

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