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Posted December 1, 2007
My impression of this book is that it is ok if you love to read history books. For me though I had a difficult time attempting to understand the multiple concepts and events he brought up during the book. The book would be very good if Burke did not ramble and go off topic as much this was part of the reason I sometimes did not get clearly what he was talking about. ------------- Burke completes his purpose which is to connect past events with how they have affected our current society. He completes this by choosing a certain period in time 'such as the industrial revolution' and tells what events led up to the industrial revolution, what kind of impact the revolution had on the time period, and if the ideas that were created are still our way of thought today.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 21, 2001
'The Day the Universe Changed' has a main treatise that science is not objective, that our measurements are biased by our current models of the universe and that without those models, it would be impossible to ask even the simplest of questions. In an attempt to prove this, Burke centers the chapters not just on some sort of connection, but on the way new better measurements blew away old ways of thinking that were completely valid up to that point. As such it is different from 'Connections' but still quite valuable.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.