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Summary Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Gary ZukavThe happiest thought I take out of this is the fact that Science Is No Longer is no longer a direction opposite to that of philosophy or spirituality all the noblest endeavors of mankind were fundamentally tied together after all It was just that we with our obsessive propensity to classify and divide had made the artificial boundariesThe only complaint about the book is the fact that it goes into needless depth about the fundamentals of classical physics and then skims over the new physics to an extent Also Zukav seems to feel that epeating an idea or 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 over the nature of eality and mysticism The eader 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 or Hadrons or Higgs But this does not take away the fact that the new theories though adically departed from what was new physics at the time of publishing of this book still corroborates his base arguments That too in even weirder and psychedelic waysThe I ead in the ealm of new physics the I am convinced that all truly fundamental scientific theories tend to follow a life cycle ejection idicule incredulity acceptance dogmatism degeneration overthrowal and finally esurrection This is the case with all true ideas so it might be with our vedic and oriental philosophies too The physics classes and laboratories of this century might have meditation lessons and yogic experiments Science might finally grow up enough to explain to lay people what only mystics and yogis could experience we might finally evolve the language and the concepts to explain and understand the structure of the universe without experiencing it we might know nirvana without feeling it Is that "an uplifting or depressing thought I am not sure This book was first published in 1979 much "uplifting or depressing thought I am not sure This book was first published in 1979 much 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 of the same family of people whose gift it is by nature to take those things which we call commonplace and to e present them to us in such ways that our self imposed limitations are expanded Those people in whom this gift is especially pronounced we call geniuses3 Stars I m glad I ead it This is a book that lightly and perhaps appropriately suggests a connection between easter. Gary Zukav has written the Bible for those who are curious about the mind expanding discoveries of advanced physics but who have no scientific background Like a Wu Li Master who would teach us wonder for the falling petal before speaking of gravity Zukav writes in beautifully clear language with no mathematical euations opening our minds to the exciting new theories that are beginning to embrace the ultimate nature of our universeuantum mechanics elativity and beyond to the Einstein Podolsky Rosen effect and Bell's theoremAt an Esalen Institute meeting in 1976 tai chi. N eligions and the developments in 20th century physics notably Einstein s theories of elativity Heisenberg s uncertainty principle and the collective effort from Max Planck notably Einstein s theories of elativity Heisenberg s uncertainty principle and the collective effort from Max Planck Einstein to Nils Bohr and many others to develop uantum theory uantum mechanics and other dimensions of uantum ealityThe fundamental issue is that logic breaks down in the uantum world This is explained well uantum eality deals in probabilities not certainties and phenomena that could be waves or could be uanta or particles depending on when they are measuredThere is a huge uotient of the subjective in uantum thinking which is to say that the observer alters that which is observed and that which is observed has a somewhat uncanny similarity to the lightning fast disjunctures that characterize the human mind We think about one 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 eligions enter the picture describing everything that we take note of as illusionor a veilor the Taothe pathall in motionall self transformingall becoming as opposed to all permanent and presentSometimes books like this one capture us because we think they will be
*fairly easy primers *easy primers up with lots of provocative speculation This isn t that kind of book Its dry and demanding in places necessarily soWhen it was written string theory wasn t around A lot of 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 well i ead this book at the "Well I ead this book at the of Jeff Sneider who ecommended it highly I agree This book while difficult in places does lead me to uestion my view of eality which has been purely Newtonian ead the book to understand I d ate this book ight up with Godel Escher and Bach I will think often about it It may be very well be true that everyone lives in Aristotle s metaphorical cave seeing shadows of the essence of eality Actually uantum mechanics pretty much says it IS true Zukav argues that experiencing eality through perhaps meditation and eastern eligious metaphors may lead to a greater degree of knowing or 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 of the book is Zukav s eview of the history of physics He does a good job setting up and explaining the major breakthroughs so that you the eader 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 aspects of uantum mechanics. Master Al Huang said that the Chinese word for physics is Wu Li patterns of organic energy Journalist Gary Zukav and the others present developed the idea of physics as the dance of the Wu Li Masters the teachers 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 heart of 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. .
Though At times he s so eager to jump to the scientific and
Philosophical Ramifications Of Uantumramifications of uantum that he sprints past the eader s understanding I e ead and e ead and e ead passages until I finally saw that he had left out certain points that would have made things much comprehensible had he been carefulThe biggest flaw in the book is his hippie obsession with his Wu Li metaphor At times it s elegant and beautiful but often than not it s annoying and overblown He s too eager to yammer on about particles acting as if they were conscious ties between uantum mechanics and telepathy and on and on He s not a scientist so he s free to make these leaps of imaginative fancy but I was constantly olling my eyes whenever he started to wax philosophic about some new wrinkle in uantum mechanicsThe other 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 eal life Mr Zukav It s not funny His humor is cloying and totally unnecessaryStill if you e interested in the history of physics from Newton to Einstein to the birth of uantum mechanics this is the book to ead But oddly enough I d ecommend that you ead Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance as a primer to this book Zen covers a lot 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 summer of physics I ve figured out a logical progression0 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance1 The Dancing Wu Li Masters history of physics good discussion of Einstein good intro to uantum mechanics2 A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking deeper discussion of Einstein s space time intro to uantum gravitation3 The Elegant Universe Brian Greene superstring theory of uantum
gravityTo some degree each of the three physics books cover the same ground but Zukav excels at surveyingsome degree each of the three physics books cover the same ground but Zukav excels at surveying history of 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 three important contributions His intro to uantum mechanics is good enough but that will be covered in detail laterHawking through the history of physics so you eally need Zukav as a primer But Hawking then goes much deeper into the implications of general elativity s space time I m halfway through it now and it s pointing towards a unification of general elativity with uantum mechanics aka uantum gravitationI began eading Brian Greene s book but ealized that Zukav and Hawking eally must come first Greene also surveys the history of physics but does so briefly His discussions of general elativity also aren t as obust as Zukav or Hawking s And since string theory is the final theory it eally should come last anyway. Ple believe that physicists are explaining the world Some physicists even believe that but the Wu Li Masters know that they are only dancing with it The new physics of Zukav's 1979 book comprises uantum theory particle physics and elativity Even as these theories age they haven't percolated all that far into the collective consciousness; they're too far emoved from mundane human experience not to need introduction The Dancing Wu Li Masters emains an engaging accessible way to meet the most profound and mind altering insights of 20th century science Mary Ellen Curtin. ,