Monday, February 28, 2005

The Road to Reality

Roger Penrose's new book, The Road To Reality, is out. Peter Woit has a detailed review of the book (I am waiting for mine to show up), but in the meantime, consider this amusing quote from the NYT review:
The perfect reader for ''The Road to Reality,'' I fantasized, would be someone comfortable traversing the highest planes of abstract reasoning, yet who had missed some of the most important landmarks of scientific history -- a being, perhaps, from another place and time.
I don't know. It sounds an awful lot like a mathematician to me.

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