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Dear al(L)
I just saw a new book about the Universe.
I cannot remember the exact words but the dust cover says something to the effect that :-
" the book tells the full story of the the Universe from the very beginning."
Well, as far as I know what happened during the Universe's very first moment are pretty well totally unknown. Even after that I think there is a certain amount of scientific guess work.
I have quite a lot of reading to catch up with anyway, but the cocky nature of what the dust cover said totally put me off buying the book.
Best of luck from Cliff
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Morning Cliff,
I seem to remember that Isaac Asimov's version of the start of the universe was

'and the computer said "Let there be light." And there was light..'

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" the book tells the full story of the the Universe from the very beginning."
How about a book that explains things as they are NOW first?

Try "The Electric Sky"for size. That should blow Asimov back to his science fiction stuff!

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cigarshaped wrote:Try "The Electric Sky"for size. That should blow Asimov back to his science fiction stuff!
In John W's quote above, he hadn't left.
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In John W's quote above, he hadn't left.
Yes Joe, but he did blur the boundaries later, didn't he? Not interested in splitting hairs.

Anyway what do you think of the book review?
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cigarshaped wrote:
In John W's quote above, he hadn't left.
Yes Joe, but he did blur the boundaries later, didn't he? Not interested in splitting hairs. Anyway what do you think of the book review?
I was pointing out that the Asimov quote had little to do with the book that Cliff was talking about, i.e. Asimov was writing fiction, even if some of it was quite believable. Anyway, it's been a while since I've read Asimov's fiction, or any science fiction for that matter, so I'm not in a good position to split hairs! :wink:

Now, book review? Yes, must read it. I'm slightly down after the Scotland defeat tonight so I may be a wee while.
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