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I will commend you, just for naming Landau!
That said I have no clue if Landau is very readable by the layman.. all I know of him, really, is second hand account from my physics teacher (when I was studying physics at uni)!
This is a book for kids. There are a number of illustrations, though all of it may not be understandable in one reading. Needs about two or three readings. The chapter on Capricious Clocks is very nice.
I read this as a boy in the 1990s and loved it, very glad to come across this again. My favourite part is the illustration of "Absolute State of Rest", page 25 I think. I've downloaded the epub and will try to read it on the phone.
"We have already been through this, I am not going to repeat myself." - fat_boy, in a global warming thread
yeah yeah Einstein's general relativity passes a bunch of tests if you ignore or make up fudge factors for those it fails.
Science is still so lost, by itself that's not so bad though...
... the saddest part is it's most lost and in constant arguments where it doesn't matter what the answers are, leaving questions that do matter unanswered.
I think Euclid did a lot of harm to the understanding of geometry.
Nowadays, when people are introduced to string theory and geometries of ten or eleven dimensions, a couple of them circular, at the microscopic scale, they completely confused and bewildered. What is a "circular" dimension?
If the Phoenicians had been allowed to define our concept of geometry, we would have grown up with two large, circular dimensions, spanning the north/south and east/west of the oceans, and one "small" one, spanning the distance from the ship's keel to the top of the mast...
That recruiters are going to start asking for hundreds of years experience in html, since it was already exiting in Rome times... ?
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
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