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This book was first published in 1979 much has transpired since then so it is dated In layman s terms the author compares Eastern beliefs psychology and uantums physics Interesting book but I wasn t as wowed by it as some were If this is so then the distinction between scientists poets painters and writers is not clear In fact it is possible that scientists poets painters and writers are all members f the same family f people whose gift it is by nature to take those things which we call commonplace and to re present them to us in such ways that Ask Me Nicely: Dark Urges Book One our self imposed limitations are expanded Those people in whom this gift is especially pronounced we call geniuses3 Stars I m glad I read it Made antherwise complicated subject readily readable for me even eager for The simple analogies and examples created that feeling Date With A Dead Doctor of an epiphany as in OK I get it now BeautifulSince it s beenver 30 years since I read this it s time to re new Can never know too much about uantum physics Or its relationship to philosophy This is probably as good as a physics for the layman book can get But that doesn t mean it s perfect Far from it in factThe strength Signs in the Heavens: A Jewish Messianic Perspective of the Last Days Coming Millennium of the book is Zukav s reviewf the history Daddy Lost Me At Poker (Eroticulture) (English Edition) of physics He does a good job setting up and explaining the major breakthroughs so that you the reader can appreciate their significance in pretty substantial ways That s uite a feat His clarity gets weaker as he starts to go into the weirder aspectsf uantum mechanics though At times he s so eager to jump to the scientific and philosophical ramifications Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy of uantum mechanics that he sprints past the reader s understanding I re read and re read and re read passages until I finally saw that he had leftut certain points that would have made things much comprehensible had he been carefulThe biggest flaw in the book is his hippie Witchopoly obsession with his Wu Li metaphor At times it s elegant and beautiful butften than not it s annoying and Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most overblown He s too eager to yammern about particles acting as if they were conscious ties between uantum mechanics and telepathy and Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro on andn He s not a scientist so he s free to make these leaps f imaginative fancy but I was constantly rolling my eyes whenever he started to wax philosophic about some new wrinkle in uantum mechanicsThe ther thing that grates is that he thinks the book is very funny He even writes in the introduction that he s amazed and so pleased with how funny the book is that it is in fact funnier than he is in real life Mr Zukav It s not funny His humor is cloying and totally unnecessaryStill if you re interested in the history f physics from Newton to Einstein to the birth f uantum mechanics this is the book to read But Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) oddly enough I d recommend that you read Zen and the Artf Motorcycle Maintenance as a primer to this book Zen covers a lot Boarding House of Hunks of the difficult philosophical underpinnings that Zukav has integrated into his book And Zen is a better introduction to those ideasThis summer apparently will be the summerf physics I ve figured ut a logical progression0 Zen and the Art f Motorcycle Maintenance1 The Dancing Wu Li Masters history Bec (The Demonata, of physics good discussionf Einstein good intro to uantum mechanics2 A Brief History The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins of Time Stephen Hawking deeper discussionf Einstein s space time intro to uantum gravitation3 The Elegant Universe Brian Greene superstring theory f uantum gravityTo some degree each f the three physics books cover the same ground but Zukav excels at surveying the history f physics and at describing Einstein s three important contributions His intro to uantum mechanics is good enough but that will be covered in detail laterHawking rushes through the history f physics so you really need Zukav as a primer But Hawking then goes much deeper into the implications f general relativity s space time I m halfway through it now and it s pointing towards a unification f general relativity with uantum mechanics aka uantum gravitationI began reading Brian Greene s book but realized that Zukav and Hawking really must come first Greene also surveys the history Our Planet: Our Home of physics but does so briefly His discussionsf general relativity also aren t as robust as Zukav Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 or Hawking s And since string theory is the final theory it really should come last anyway Yesterday I read some scathing comments about this book and the closely related The Taof Physics in Woit s Not Even Wrong Apparently there used to a be an approach to uantum mechanics called Gary Zukav has written the Bible for those who are curious about the mind expanding discoveries f advanced physics but who have no scientific background Like a Wu Li Master who would teach us wonder for the falling petal before speaking f gravity Zukav writes in beautifully clear language with no mathematical euations Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings openingur minds to the exciting new theories that are beginning to embrace the ultimate nature f ur universeuantum mechanics relativity and beyond to the Einstein Podolsky Rosen effect and Bell's theoremAt an Esalen Institute meeting in 1976 tai chi.
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O each ther and laughing hystericallyALSO WHY IS EVERY CHAPTER LABELED CHAPTER ONE The happiest thought I take ut f this book is the fact that science is no longer taking a direction pposite to that f religion philosophy A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) or spirituality all the noblest endeavorsf mankind were fundamentally tied together after all It was just that we with ur bsessive propensity to classify and divide had made the artificial boundariesThe nly complaint about the book is the fact that it goes into needless depth about the fundamentals f classical physics and then skims In the End over the new physics to an extent Also Zukav seems to feel that repeating an idear concept three times is the best way to convey it to the lay personExcept for these peeves it was magnificent to look at Einstein Bohr Heisenberg etc not as scientists discussing theories and experiments but as philosophers arguing ver the nature f reality and mysticism The reader has to keep in mind that this is by no means a very up to date book and Einstein and his contemporaries star in the narrative than CERN r Hadrons r Higgs But this does not take away the fact that the new theories though radically departed from what was new physics at the time f publishing f this book still corroborates his base arguments That too in even weirder and psychedelic waysThe I read in the realm f new physics the I am convinced that all truly fundamental scientific theories tend to follow a life cycle rejection ridicule incredulity acceptance dogmatism degeneration verthrowal and finally resurrection This is the case with all true ideas so it might be with ur vedic and riental philosophies too The physics classes and laboratories The Age of Treachery of this century might have meditation lessons and yogic experiments Science might finally grow up enough to explain to lay people whatnly mystics and yogis could experience we might finally evolve the language and the concepts to explain and understand the structure f the universe without experiencing it we might know nirvana without feeling it Is that an uplifting r depressing thought I am not sure I can t even dignify this book with an inclusion The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy on my science bookshelf Surely the most dangerous rhetoric is that which sounds plausible Dancing Wu Li Masters does the whole Ancient Chinese Secret treatmentf particle physics that was so popular during the 1970s Unfortunately I worry that too many who read this bestseller were irrevocably taken with an esoteric transcendental and ultimately fallacious interpretation Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite of contemporary science Well I read this book at the advicef Jeff Sneider who recommended it highly I agree This book while difficult in places does lead me to uestion my view Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) of reality which has been purely Newtonian read the book to understand I d rate this book right up with Godel Escher and Bach I will thinkften about it It may be very well be true that everyone lives in Aristotle s metaphorical cave seeing shadows f the essence f reality Actually uantum mechanics pretty much says it IS true Zukav argues that experiencing reality through perhaps meditation and eastern religious metaphors may lead to a greater degree When a Man Loves a Woman of knowingr enlightenment as the case may be He argues that contradictions are inherent in intellect I can be a scientist using Newtonian physics to make a career judge student performance and the like and also believe in God angels fairies and so n Basically uantum mechanics argues we know really nothing about the essence f reality so anything could be and maybe anything in actually is real There s a uote in the book that I will post in my Keep From Falling office and spread around my scientific camp and it s worth thinking and mullingverReality is what we take to be true What we take to be true is what we believe What we believe is based upon Catalogue the Insanity our perceptions What we perceive depends upon what we look for What we look for depends upon what we think What we think depends upon what we perceive What we perceive determines what we take to be true What we take to be true isur reality When a writer can make something I believed inaccessible to me seem like dinner conversation in which I can participate I m thrilled to the core Thanks to Gary Zukav Without him many Blessed Homecoming other books I ve read would never have made sense at all How could I have approached The Elegant Universe without having read this first How could I sit down at Thanksgiving with my high energy physicist brother without having read this boo. Ple believe that physicists are explaining the world Some physicists even believe that but the Wu Li Masters know that they arenly dancing with it The new physics f Zukav's 1979 book comprises uantum theory particle physics and relativity Even as these theories age they haven't percolated all that far into the collective consciousness; they're too far removed from mundane human experience not to need introduction The Dancing Wu Li Masters remains an engaging accessible way to meet the most profound and mind altering insights f 20th century science Mary Ellen Curtin.
Matrix theory which was popular among left leaning physicists in the early 70s Woit refers to The People s Republic f Berkeley It was something to do with abolition f the aristocracy Look Alikes Jr. of particles which I must say I didn t completely get but you can see how this might appeal As I understand it the basic idea was not to talk about possibly intangible interactions between particles like uarks whose existence is hard to demonstrate directly butnly about the bjectively measurable scattering matrixAnyway according to Woit S matrix theory never uite worked and when uantum chromodynamics and the Standard Model came in around 1974 it pretty much disappeared But Capra in The Tao f Physics still clung to the S matrix ideas and every time the book was reprinted he would add forewords and afterwords that were and ut f touch with reality claiming that history had shown that the S matrix approach was the Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution one true way when in fact CD had knocked itut He Remembers the Barren of the park Then Zukav followed Capra and wrote this bookWoit evidently tearing his hairut says that both books are still selling well and that although S matrix theory is now completely discredited it embarrassingly lives The Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf on as nutty New Age philosophyI read Zukav s book in the early 80s and I wasn t that impressed though I had no idea that it was this much atdds with mainstream physics I thought he was just presenting mainstream ideas in a poetic way A frightening story about how careful you need to be with popular science texts This is a book that lightly and perhaps appropriately suggests a connection between eastern religions and the developments in 20th century physics notably Einstein s theories Diary of a Library Nerd: An Erotic Diary of One Woman's Metamorphosis of relativity Heisenberg s uncertainty principle and the collective effort from Max Planck through Einstein to Nils Bohr and manythers to develop uantum theory uantum mechanics and The Stonemere Park Breast Essays: From The L.C.T.F. Archives other dimensionsf uantum realityThe fundamental issue is that logic breaks down in the uantum world This is explained well uantum reality deals in probabilities not certainties and phenomena that could be waves Let the Wolf Howl or could be uantar particles depending The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini on when they are measuredThere is a huge uotientf the subjective in uantum thinking which is to say that the bserver alters that which is bserved and that which is Blue Guide New York observed has a somewhat uncanny similarity to the lightning fast disjunctures that characterize the human mind We think aboutne thing then another We flash from mood to mood We imagine impossible things We dream in gravity defying dimensions that also take us back in timeThe eastern religions enter the picture describing everything that we take note f as illusionor a veilor the Taothe pathall in motionall self transformingall becoming as pposed to all permanent and presentSometimes books like this Homesick one capture us because we think they will be fairly easy primers sexed up with lotsf provocative speculation This isn t that kind A Criminal Affair of book Its dry and demanding in places necessarily soWhen it was written string theory wasn t around A lotf Sangue Derramado other things weren t around either But it s still a good book if approached with a certain diligence There s little doubt that we do live in a uantum world but we are insufficiently educated to understand that Breaking the news to the great uneducated public is something Zukav does well This is the worst book ever written From his completely nonsensical leaps from point to point to his annoying tendency to follow each mentionf matter with pun to his pseudo knowledge f uantum mechanics and belief that randomness free will to his decision not to explain the uncertainty principle in any way that might make sense and make it seem less mystical to his just plain terrible writing and awful irrelevant uotations I can safely say that this is the worst piece f snake il I ve ever read granted I didn t finish it so maybe the last 100 pages were all about how the first half was a complex joke It also brought back horrific repressed memories f reading The Holographic Universe a book in which the author had absolutely no knowledge f how either holographs r the universe might possibly workIf you want uantum mechanics read ED by Feynman If you want to believe that electrons are spiritual entities just go ahead and believe it But don t rewrite the history f physics to back up your case it doesn t work You silly silly New Age people just stop It s embarrassingalthough Ben and I did have fun reading parts f it ut loud Master Al Huang said that the Chinese word for physics is Wu Li patterns f Confessions of a Teenage Hollywood Star organic energy Journalist Gary Zukav and thethers present developed the idea Precious Stones: Their Occult Power and Hidden Significance of physics as the dancef the Wu Li Masters the teachers The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky of physical essence Zukav explains the concept further The Wu Li Master dances with his student The Wu Li Master does not teach but the student learns The Wu Li Master always begins at the center the heartf the matter This book deals not with knowledge which is always past tense anyway but with imagination which is physics come alive which is Wu Li Most peo.
Gary Zukav is the author of The Dancing Wu Li Masters winner of The American Book Award for Science; Soul Stories a New York Times bestseller; and The Seat of the Soul a New York Times USA Today Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly #1 bestseller His books have sold millions of copies and are published in sixteen languages He is a graduate of Harvard and a former US Army Special Forces