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on 4 October 2004
Talk about glutton for punishment, I read this book twice. I swear the person that wrote this does not have a TV which explains his lack of knowledge of contemporary physics let alone any depth. There are references to the "New Physics." Is that like "New Age?"
90% of the matter must be missing from this book. Or how else can he take physics out of context and make such fantastic leaps to religions that he knows little of. He even twists the religion around to serve some unknown purpose.
Many people say they did not understand physics until this book; Surprise, you still do not. You now know what Zukav wished physics was. Take anti-matter for instants that does not mean the opposite of matter. And the relationship between particles has no correlation with the relationship of dogs and cats.
At least get it straight before mixing it up. Try reading some of these:
"The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski." The book is available everywhere and there is an excellent DVD presentation.
The Upanishads by Eknath Easwaran (Editor), Michael N. Nagler (Photographer)
Or just about any mainstream material on physics and religion.
Then if you still want to mix the two worlds into one read a book by someone a little more reliable:
The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism by Fritjof Capra.