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  1. #1 A Book on the Universe 
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    I was wondering which book would give me a better introduction to the theories on the universe:

    1. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
    2. The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and The Texture of Reality

    both by Brian Greene. I understand that the Fabric of the Cosmos was written after the Elegant Universe, but its subtitle seems to be explaining more basic concepts than the other. So which one would be the simpler, more introductory form of reading?

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    The Elegant Universe is a good starting point for theories on universe.


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    read anything thats guna make you think and go beyond what you can understand.
    anything that blows you away
    everything is mathematical.
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    "The Universe In A Nutshell", by Stephen Hawkings.
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    Yes, the universe in a nutshell is good, but allot of it is pure theory, with no real scientific basis(In my opinion), like "brain theory". Still, it helps you develop a logical method of creating your own theories.
    Of all the wonders in the universe, none is likely more fascinating and complicated than human nature.

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

    "Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence"

    -Einstein

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