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Our Mathematical Universe Our Mathematical Universe Is A Journey To Explore The Mysteries Uncovered By Cosmology And To Discover The Nature Of Reality Our Big Bang, Our Distant Future, Parallel Worlds, The Sub Atomic And Intergalactic None Of Them Are What They Seem But There Is A Way To Understand This Immense Strangeness Mathematics Seeking An Answer To The Fundamental Puzzle Of Why Our Universe Seems So Mathematical, Tegmark Proposes A Radical Idea That Our Physical World Not Only Is Described By Mathematics, But That It Is Mathematics This May Offer Answers To Our Deepest Questions How Large Is Reality What Is Everything Made Of Why Is Our Universe The Way It Is


10 thoughts on “Our Mathematical Universe

  1. says:

    Aaargh No Make it stopThat s my girlfriend, who s just been unwise enough to let me read her a paragraph of this book But our guest K, a local nuclear physicist, istolerant Well, she smiles, it doesn t sound so bad A bit exciting, a bit populistic Blah blah blah On the other hand, she isn t a native speaker of English.Okay, let s start by getting the bad news out of the way Max Tegmark s chatty, informal, slightly manic style is on the irritating side, and if you know some Aaargh No Make it stopThat s my girlfriend, who s just been unwise enough to let me read her a paragraph of this book But our guest K, a local nuclear physicist, istolerant Well, she smiles, it doesn t sound so bad A bit exciting, a bit populistic Blah blah blah On the other hand, she isn t a native speaker of English.Okay, let s start by getting the bad news out of the way Max Tegmark s chatty, informal, slightly manic style is on the irritating side, and if you know some physics it may also give you the impression that you re not going to learn anything ...


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    I have three things I d like to say about this book.1 I accidentally left it behind at a cafe When I went back it was gone Imagine my surprise when I discovered some nice person had found the book and returned it to the library for me Thank you, kind human 2 Tegmark writes fantastically Wisely, he doesn t try to make the reader cough me cough follow his maths, but instead offers URLs for papers offering the mathematical proofs for the concepts he discusses as additional reading, for th I have three things I d like to say about this book.1 I accidentally left it behind at a cafe When I went back it was gone Imagine my surprise when I discovered some nice person had found the book and returned it to the library for me Thank you, kind human 2 Tegmark writes fantastically Wisely, he doesn t try to make the reader cough me cough follow his maths, but instead offers URLs for papers offering the mathematical proofs for the concepts he discusses as additional reading, for those so inclined Tegmark walks us through the information gradually, and interspersing the heavy concepts with light personal anecdotes His analogies are so clear and this makes the book gripping, understandable, and illuminating.3 Tegmark s wri...


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    An unexpectedly deep perusal of the mathematial nature of this baffling world we find ourselces in Well written and rich in ideas to ponder on.Q to me, an electron colliding with a positron and turning into a Z boson feels about as intuitive as two colliding cars turning into a cruise ship On microscopic sc...


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    This book covers quite a bit of material, topics ranging from astronomy, cosmology, and quantum physics, to farprecarious stuff such as the level IV multiverse and the Mathematical Universe Hypothesis, which Tegmark champions rather emphatically In the beginning of the book page 13 , he includes a helpful diagram that clearly states which chapters are considered mainstream, controversial and even extremely controversial He s very upfront about which parts of his book fall into w This book covers quite a bit of material, topics ranging from astronomy, cosmology, and quantum physics, to farprecarious stuff such as the level IV multiverse and the Mathematical Universe Hypothesis, which Tegmark champions rather emphatically In the beginning of the book page 13 , he includes a helpful diagram that clearly states which chapters are considered mainstream, controversial and even extremely controversial He s very upfront about which parts of his book fall into which category, so I don t believe we should fault him overmuch for being too speculative I mean, in order for science to work, for it to explore radical new te...


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    This is a complex and very interesting book, addressing many important questions about the fundamental nature of reality The author adopts and convincingly explains a particular version of mathematical Neo Platonism stating that reality is essentially nothing but mathematical structures His position might be classified as a form of mathematical monism as it essentially denies ontological reality to anything except mathematical objects From a philosophical perspective, the author can be This is a complex and very interesting book, addressing many important questions about the fundamental nature of reality The author adopts and convincingly explains a particular version of mathematical Neo Platonism stating that reality is essentially nothing but mathematical structures His position might be classified as a form of mathematical monism as it essentially denies ontological reality to anything except mathematical objects From a philosophical perspective, the author can be allocated to what is termed Ontological Structural Realism , whose main statement crudely expressed is the claim that there are no things as such, and that structure is all there is This approach has proved quite attractive to a few philosophers of physics, philosophers of mathematics such as Stewart Shapiro and physicists, and I ...


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    The first half of this book is a review of modern physics on the macro and micro scales The second half of this book is a discussion of the author s speculation, that the universe is a mathematical structure Max Tegmark is quite clear he is not saying that the universe is described by mathematics, but that the universe is mathematics He calls this the Mathematical Universe Hypothesis , or MUH for short.Tegmark asserts that this idea is a testable, falsifiable hypothesis I did not find th The first half of this book is a review of modern physics on the macro and micro scales The second half of this book is a discussion of the author s speculation, that the universe is a mathematical structure Max Tegmark is quite clear he is not saying that the universe is described by mathematics, but that the universe is mathematics He calls this the Mathematical Universe Hypothesis , or MUH for short.Tegmark asserts that this idea is a testable, falsifiable hypothesis I did not find the experimental test, but perhaps I simply missed it To be perfectly frank, I don t even understand his reasoning.The last chapter of the book switches gears entirely, and discusses the existential threats to human survival Things like asteroid collisions, eventual expansion of the sun, and so on Then the book describes the two most immediate threats to human existence The first is a nuclear war And the second is are you sitting down for this the singularity, where artificial intelligence takes over the ...


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    Before I begin, a brief word about physics from a ninja.This is a book of speculative physics At the same time it is a mostly lucid walkthrough of the latest theories in physics It s important to distinguish between theories and speculation Theories are directly testable Results of the theories are repeatabl...


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    The thesis of this book is nothing but a giant exercise in circular reasoning.Max Tegmark calls his idea the Mathematical Universe Hypothesis, that the external physical reality described by the Theory of Everything is a mathematical structure He starts off by, I kid you not, assuming that the external physical reality is a mathematical structure.This radical idea, that reality is made of math is embodied in the title of the book, but nowhere within the pages is there any logical argument in The thesis of this book is nothing but a giant exercise in circular reasoning.Max Tegmark calls his idea the Mathematical Universe Hypothesis, that the external physical reality described by the Theory of Everything is a mathematical structure He starts off by, I kid you not, assuming that the external physical reality is a mathematical structure.This radical idea, that reality is made of math is embodied in the title of the book, but nowhere within the pages is there any logical argument in for the idea It s merely assumed.This assumption is necessary to apply the rule of isomorphism to the external physical reality and the Theory of Everything, an undertaking which is supposed to provide support for the Mathematical Universe Hypothesis But you can t start out assuming the thing you re trying to prove Mad Max, as...


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    The title makes one feel this will be a daunting read and at times it is, but Tegmark starts out in a clear concise fashion reviewing current cosmological concepts He provides detail on mapping the cosmic microwave background radiation including his own considerable involvement He describes how it mirrors our present day universe which maintains the background radiation s uniform temperatures and densities This leads to Alan Guth s theory of inflation which explains the uniformity, flatness a The title makes one feel this will be a daunting read and at times it is, but Tegmark starts out in a clear concise fashion reviewing current cosmological concepts He provides detail on mapping the cosmic microwave background radiation including his own considerable involvement He describes how it mirrors our present day universe which maintains the background radiation s uniform temperatures and densities This leads to Alan Guth s theory of inflation which explains the uniformity, flatness and the enormous size of the universe Tegmark accepts inflation as entirely consistent with everything we know but he admits to having some qualms If gravity waves were proven, he would be completely convinced Still he is comfortable using inflation to build his model From here on Tegmark begin...


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    This book starts with solid science on the advancements of cosmology in the early part with a solid scientific description of the Big Bang model and getsspeculative afterwards If you don t like to indulge in theoretical and philosophical speculation the latter part of the book might not be for you If you are like me and relish in some deep speculation about the nature of the cosmos even if the data hasn t backed it yet then read this book it is great at that Tegmark explains in a relat This book starts with solid science on the advancements of cosmology in the early part with a solid scientific description of the Big Bang model and getsspeculative afterwards If you don t like to indulge in theoretical and philosophical speculation the latter part of the book might not be for you If you are like me and relish in some deep speculation about the nature of the cosmos even if the data hasn t backed it yet then read...


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