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Dreams of a Final Theory : The Scientist's Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature

Steven Weinberg

Find this book at buch7.de | eurobuch.com | buchhandel.de | books.google.com ASIN=0679744088, Category: Science, Language: E, cover: PB, pages: 352, year: 1994.

Book Description
The Nobel Prize-winning physicist and bestselling author of The First Three Minutes describes the grand quest for a unifying theory of nature--one that can explain events as disparate as the cohesion inside the atom and the gravitational tug between the sun and Earth. About the Author
Steven Weinberg won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1979. Currently a professor at the University of Texas he was recently was awarded the Lewis Thomas prize, given to the scholar who 'best embodies the scientist as poet'.

Review © (2007) by interesting-books-selector.com

Weinberg is abviously an atheist. see the chapter about God near the end of the book the consolation mentioned at the end of this chapter is a quite poor consolation for the pointlessness of his life in which he believes. at least he believes something.

Hope the reader will not be too distracted by this chapter. Nevertheless I like the writing of the rest of Weinberg's book more than S. Hawking's eventhough Hawkings knowledge about history of physics is quite good.

On page 187(2nd ed.?) Weinberg references "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" by Thomas S. Kuhn. (Kuhn's book was also recommended by [the partner of] the man who loves the writings of B.A. Russell.)