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The Elegant Universe
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You can probably find this video on Google Video, or somewhere else if you look pretty hard. I liked it and the book, because they make seems that are extremely complex like String Theory (Which is what the book is about), seem extremely simple. Has anyone else seen the movie or read the book?
01-14-2007 05:08 AM
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I'll watch it on Youtube and come back later to tell you.

"If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees through narrow chinks of his cavern."
01-14-2007 06:00 AM
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Magnificent. Thanks for posting this.

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i havent, i'll do it later^^

I don't suffer from insanity I enjoy every minute of it.
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The problem with popularizing Quantum Mechanics and String Theory is that most of the interesting stuff is hotly debated. For example, the interpretation of Quantum Theory is stuck between the Copenhagen and Many-Worlds Interpretation. Also String Theory is still unfalsifiable I think.

It's still pretty interesting stuff though Smile.
01-16-2007 08:43 AM
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