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Hawking's latest book...and it's on mathematics! 
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Nov2005, 02:10 PM

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Just came across this one  God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History. Has anyone had a change to read it?



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Dec205, 10:40 PM

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Hawking's got to stop stealing the God expressions from Einstein.



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Dec305, 11:02 PM

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It's good as long as you know what you're buying. Each chapter includes a short biography of the mathematician (17 in total) followed by a brief discussion of their work and its significance. This is then followed by selections of the mathematician's original work, reproduced, which comprises a majority of the book. It is its own contained library of what Hawking believes to be the most significant works in math.



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Dec305, 11:33 PM

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Hawking's latest book...and it's on mathematics!



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Dec405, 12:07 AM

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Dec405, 12:47 AM

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einstein said "I want to know God's thoughts,..... the rest is just details.." maybe that's what you're thinking of?



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Dec405, 01:32 AM

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Einstein also said "God damn, I'm having a hard time unifying these forces."
*pure conjecture on my part. he may not have said that. but I bet he thought it. 


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