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A combination to ponder

An unusual book inspires ideas for Patrick Forsyth

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Let me recommend a book to you (nothing to do with writing, but bear with me). We have no idea is by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson. It’s about all the things we do not understand: from what a quark really is and the fact that much of the universe consists of so called “dark matter” and we have no idea what that is, to what happened before the Big Bang. So, quantum physics, cosmology and a whole lot in between. If you are interested in this sort of thing (as I am) then I can only say I found it to be one of the best such books I have read.

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