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A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYTHING: Quarks, Leptons and the Big Bang is a clear, readable and self-contained introduction to chaos of physics and related areas of science. It bridges the gap and addresses the questions that are of interest to us all or at least to all of us reading this book and lead us to study science in the first place.
The book concentrates on presenting the subject from the understanding perspective of physics and brings the reader right up to date with curious aspects of physics established over the last few centuries. Necessary background information on physics is included but advanced mathematics is avoided. The book assumes science a journey not a destination and the advance of knowledge is an infinite progression towards a goal that forever recedes. This book will be of interest to students, teachers and general science readers interested in fundamental ideas of physics.
The question is not ‘do we know everything?’ or it is ‘do we know enough?’ But how perfectly we know about things? For many people this might sound like a startling question. But scientific knowledge is often transitory: some (but not all) unquestionably fraught with misinterpretation. This is not a weakness but strength, for our better understanding of the events around us, and of our own existence. However, all that we can say how far we are from the truth, ‘the reciprocal of uncertainty.’ The very existence of certainty is a lot more baffled than it exists, even if we begin from a point of thinking it’s pretty damn baffled in the first point. Moreover, the very expression “certainly proven” is a contradiction in terms. There’s nothing that is certainly proven. The deep core of science is the deep awareness that we have wrong ideas, we have misinterpretations. And the fact that we human beings — who are ourselves mere collections of fundamental particles of nature — have been able to live with doubt and uncertainty. We think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be false.