Physics on the Fringe
- Smoke Rings, Circlons, and Alternative Theories of Everything
- Narrated by: Christine Williams
- Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-01-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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Centuries ago, natural philosophers puzzled out the laws of nature using the tools of observation and experimentation. Today, theoretical physics has become mathematically inscrutable, accessible only to an elite few. In rejecting this abstraction, outsider theorists insist that nature speaks a language we can all understand. Through a profoundly human profile of Jim Carter, Wertheim's exploration of the bizarre world of fringe physics challenges our conception of what science is, how it works, and who it is for.
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By Errol on 04-14-16
Is there anything you would change about this book?
The first part of the book was interesting but then deteriorated when there was no evidence to support his claims.
If you’ve listened to books by Margaret Wertheim before, how does this one compare?
This is the only one I have read/listened to.
Was Physics on the Fringe worth the listening time?
No. I was intrigued by the Carter character but annoyed that there was no scientific basis for his beliefs.I don't understand how someone with training in physics can write about nonsense just because the fellow is very bright. .
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