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Much better than Hawking
on 30 August 2011
I found this a fascinating book. John Barrow does not propose a "Theory of Everything" (TOE). Instead he deals with all the issues a TOE has to address: Laws, Initial Conditions, Forces and Particles, Constants of Nature and Symmetries. He explores the philosophical issues relating to these matters, including the nature of mathematics and the relationship between mathematics and the natural world. Most important: he makes clear the limitations of a TOE - even when the cosmologists finally discover one, it won't actually explain "everything".
A much better book than Hawking and Mlodinow's "The Grand Design".