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With elegant explanations that bring the reader inside the mind of those who've developed them, Al-Khalili helps us to see that, in fact, paradoxes can be solved if seen from the right angle. Just as surely as Al-Khalili narrates the enduring fascination of these classic paradoxes, he reveals their underlying logic. In doing so, he brings to life a select group of the most exciting concepts in human knowledge. Paradox is mind-expanding fun.
Posted January 22, 2013
Great balance of hard science and simple explanations for a layperson to get through and even start to understand complex concepts.
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Posted February 8, 2014
If a being that knows all of time created something as a test, the being would know the outcome, so why would the test be run? The being senses this, and therefore doesn't create the thing to initiate the test. But then, the test doesn't happen, so therefore the outcome is not found. This means that for the outcome to be found, the test must be run. But then the outcome is already known, making the test useless, the test osn't run, outcome not found, etc.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 4, 2014
Posted December 23, 2012
Jim Al-Khalili did a great job of explaining physics in a fun and easy to understand way. I've seen a few of his TV documentaries, Unlocking the Universe. The documentaries were very informative and entertaining, and the book is a similar experience.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.