If Einstein Had Been a Surfer: A Surfer, a Scientist, and a Philosopher Discuss a ''Universal Wave Theory'' or ''Theory of Everything''

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In this third book in his surfing trilogy (after The Sea Within and I Surf, Therefore I Am), Kreeft (philosophy, Boston Coll.) uses the conversations among a scientist, a philosopher, and a surfer-poet to discuss how we can develop a "Theory of Everything." Kreeft explains that the characters could be real or fictional and that their conversations are meant to offer a starting point to a Theory of Everything. Surfing is used as the catalyst that brings science, philosophy, and spirituality together toward finding a Theory of Everything because, as the characters explain, all forms of energy come in waves and the activity of surfing is both a physical and spiritual interaction with waves. Readers are asked to take a leap of faith in following this connection between scientific and philosophical theories and surfing—it's only shown through one character's anecdotes about the mysticism she feels while surfing. VERDICT Readers will be left unfulfilled, as the brief conversations only skim the surface of the characters' theories and never adequately show why they will lead toward a Theory of Everything.—Scott Duimstra, Capital Area Dist. Lib., Lansing, MI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587313783
  • Publisher: St. Augustine's Press
  • Publication date: 10/30/2009
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 183
  • Sales rank: 1,524,553
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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