Saturday, January 28, 2006

Lisa Randall's "Warped Passages"
I will review the following books in the revised Super Cosmos:
Warped Passages (Randall) on extra space dimensions
Time Travel (Gott) on time travel to the past and the self-creating megaverse
Cosmic Landscape (Susskind) on why the cosmic energy is so small and parallel pocket universes next door in eternal chaotic inflation.
A Different Universe (Laughlin) - on the physicality of BIT as the emergent organizational principle. No measurements of fundamental constants at the micro-quantum level are possible without spontaneous broken macro-quantum emergence - with different rules.

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On Jan 28, 2006, at 6:33 PM, Figaro wrote:

Lisa Randall does a very good job of explaining complex ideas in lay terms, in fact, she over explains certain ideas which might confuse some readers. That's why you need to take time reading the book, you can't speed read it.......Rmc

Jack Sarfatti wrote:

Buy a copy of Robert Laughlin's book "A Different Universe." YOU WILL LOVE IT as well as learn a lot of good stuff. I might be able to get George Chapline to introduce you. He is an experienced outdoorsman and sets his book in a kind of desert trek - native Californian. I wonder how Laughlin would react to the Skinwalker experiences! Now that would be something!

On Jan 28, 2006, at 6:01 PM, Kim Burrafato wrote:

Just finished Exempt from Disclosure. Very sophisticated disinfo? Actual disclosure -- albeit carefully spun? At the very least, it makes for a good read, like Skinwalker. I heard similar stories from naval flight officers on board the Ranger when I was in WestPac in '72-73. What's amazing to me, is how effective those charged with The Keeping Of The Secret have been! Makes one wonder of the ones keeping the secret actually live here... It's a shame that a constructive SF meeting couldn't have come off with Doty, Collins, Knapp, et al in attendance. Damn religious fanatics...they always manage to mess up a good thing.

Dan needs to awaken from his anti-theoretical slumber.

On Jan 28, 2006, at 5:37 PM, Jack Sarfatti wrote:

On Jan 28, 2006, at 5:30 PM, Hank Harrison wrote:

Jack I just finished Lisa Randall's book on coincidence and the matrix aka string theory etc, Seems to me she is spinning her wheels and never really gets anyplace, but maybe I am not sophisticated enough to grasp it all, its a thick sucker, i didn't read every word, What do you think?

I only read pieces of it, then got involved with Richard Gott's, Lenny Susskind's and Robert Laughlin's books. I will get back to hers for my revision of Super Cosmos. Will tell you then. :-)

Laughlin's "A Different Universe" you and Kim will like. Laughlin is an experienced outdoors-man and his book reads like a Zane Gray Western. But it has to be read with Lenny Susskind's "Cosmic Landscape."

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