Fashion, faith, and fantasy in the new physics of the universe
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Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016].
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xvi, 501 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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9780691119793, 0691119791, 9780691178530, 0691178534

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-489) and index.
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"What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and best-selling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else. In this provocative book, he argues that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential in physics, may be leading today's researchers astray in three of the field's most important areas--string theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology ... The result is an important critique of some of the most significant developments in physics today from one of its most eminent figures."--Jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Penrose, R. (2016). Fashion, faith, and fantasy in the new physics of the universe . Princeton University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Penrose, Roger. 2016. Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Penrose, Roger. Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Penrose, Roger. Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe Princeton University Press, 2016.

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