Wednesday, September 08, 2010

If you're going to be Hawking a theory of the origin on the universe, you better do it right

The New York Times reviews Stephen Hawking's new book, The Grand Design:
The real news about “The Grand Design,” however, isn’t Mr. Hawking’s supposed jettisoning of God, information that will surprise no one who has followed his work closely. The real news about “The Grand Design” is how disappointingly tinny and inelegant it is. The spare and earnest voice that Mr. Hawking employed with such appeal in “A Brief History of Time” has been replaced here by one that is alternately condescending, as if he were Mr. Rogers explaining rain clouds to toddlers, and impenetrable.
Read the rest here.

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