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Creative outsiders with half baked ideas We know them as cranks The author spends times exploring these mavericks shunned by the scientific know them as cranks The author spends times exploring these mavericks shunned by the scientific probably rightly The people who buck the establishment sometimes win big but failure is much common than those who succeed This is the sad truth almost tragic truth for people who tilt at windmills and seek to upend the consensus Sometimes the consensus is wrong and your idea is a winning lottery ticket but most lotto tickets wind up as sad confetti of dashed hopes of riches
One takeaway is something that heads know about tripping don t takeaway is something that heads know about tripping don t alone Budding scientists please don t theorize alone Interesting topic strange book Author seems to hold that theoretical physics variations on strings branes etc is for its non empirical rounding no or less valid a kind of storytelling than the many outsider physics theories she has reviewed and one in particular she spent years off and on immersed in studying It s a facile analogy she draws though and although not altogether wrongheaded an ultimately unsatisfying critiue she offers Roughly a third of the book the author s reflections on the phenomenon of outsider science in relation to insider science is uite interesting A lot of the book too much of the book is devoted to profiling one particular outsider whose science nor whose life are especially compelling save evidently to the author There s no shortage of padding in this material what do I care eg that said fellow panned for old or dove for abalone much as I understand the author s intention to draw parallels between her subject s life and his mind This stuff and there s a lot of it I found a bore The book aside I can only marvel at how much time the author has
Dedicated To Collecting Readingto collecting reading thinking about outsider science and the time she has spent etting into the life and mind of the one outsider scientist at the center of this book I can t help but feel she might have. For the past fifteen years acclaimed science writer Margaret Wertheim has been collecting the works of outsider physicists many without formal training and all convinced that they have found true alternative theories of the universe Jim Carter the Einstein of outsiders has developed his own complete theory of matter and energy and ravity that he demonstrates with experiments in. Ching for a truth they could understand Turns out however that what I was attracted to was Freeman Dyson s writing His review is ten times better than WHAT WERTHEIM PRODUCES HIS WRITING IS Wertheim produces His writing is and powerful and finds a connection between science and art I thought Werthiem s book was slow and plodding and boring She managed to take a highly imaginative and interesting human and bore me to sleep with his life Shame There was such promise No I had a large number of problems with this book many of which are covered in the reviews of others but my main problem is the author s drawing
OF AN EUIVALENCE BETWEEN PHYSICS AND PSEUDO PHYSICS EVENan euivalence between physics and pseudo physics Even the myriad problems with string theory mainstream theoretical physics is not merely a form of storytelling The demarcation problem is a real problem but this book is incapable of throwing any real light upon it Instead in its small way the book reinforces the destructive but increasingly popular idea that science is merely a discourse which is no truth conducive than any other discourse No Not at all as describedThis book posed as an exploration in fringe theories is like a day in the life of fringe theorists Wertheim hardly touches on the theories themselves rather she spends the majority of the book sympathizing with under appreciated backyard physicistsStill an interesting book I uess This is a really interesting look at physics from a human perspective The suggestion that physics has some special place in human inuiry is challenged and the adoration we too often ive people who suggest that they have some exclusive inuiry is challenged and the adoration we too often ive people who suggest that they have some exclusive into reality is pointed out for the nonsense it is GreatI m excited by the book as it s one I ve wanted to write almost As a personal plus for me I have zero faith in modern theoretical physics so it resonates in many waysIt s also a different topic than so many physics worship books Things are improving though as writers uestion our emperors clothing. Eoretical 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 fo.