Monday, October 02, 2006

but can he dance like me?

One of the locals has been getting a lot of attention with his new book, The Trouble with Physics. I think Lee Smolin resides in Toronto, but he's a founding scientist with the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. His contention that "the field of fundamental theoretical physics is in trouble, and this book is about why," looks like it's going against the grain in the brainier circles, and it's always fun to watch a dust up at this level. Literary food fights are boring by comparison now that Martin Amis is a winter lion.
And honestly, given that everyone seems to know the money paragraphs already, I don't expect much from this. The book business could learn a thing or two from a proper movie trailer perhaps. That, and maybe hold Christmas twice a year.

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