Reading

Someone asked me what I was reading … so …

A World Without Time (reread. I reread this every once in a while)

A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Godel and Einstein Kindle Edition. It is a widely known but little considered fact that Albert Einstein and Kurt Godel were best friends for the last decade and a half of Einstein’s life. The two walked home together from Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study every day; they shared ideas about physics, philosophy, politics, and the lost world of German science in which they had grown up. By 1949, Godel had produced a remarkable proof: In any universe described by the Theory of Relativity, time cannot exist . Einstein endorsed this result-reluctantly, since it decisively overthrew the classical world-view to which he was committed. But he could find no way to refute it, and in the half-century since then, neither has anyone else. Even more remarkable than this stunning discovery, however, was what happened afterward: nothing. Cosmologists and philosophers alike have proceeded with their work as if Godel’s proof never existed -one of the greatest scandals of modern intellectual history. A World Without Time is a sweeping, ambitious book, and yet poignant and intimate. It tells the story of two magnificent minds put on the shelf by the scientific fashions of their day, and attempts to rescue from undeserved obscurity the brilliant work they did together.


The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Ancient Egypt

An Illustrated Reference to the myths, religions, pyramids, and temples of the land of the pharaohs.


“What Do You Care What Other People Think?”

“What Do You Care What Other People Think?”: Further Adventures of a Curious Character is a biographical book written by Ralph Leighton with the authorization of Richard Feynman.


Anna – The Biography of Anna Wintour

Dame Anna Wintour DBE is a British-American journalist based in New York City who has served as editor-in-Chief of Vogue since 1988 and Global Chief Content Officer for Condé Nast since 2020; she is also the artistic director of Condé Nast and the Global Editorial Director of Vogue.

Author: stephen d mccloud

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