The Unobservable Universe by Scott M. Tyson - Book review

The Unobservable Universe

A Paradox-Free Framework for Understanding the Universe

By: Scott M. Tyson

Published: April 16, 2011
Format: Paperback, 332 pages
ISBN-10: 0983243808
ISBN-13: 978-0983243809
Publisher: Galaxia Way

"Over the last few decades, there has been little fundamental progress in understanding the universe. Not coincidentally, over this very same time, the diversity of thought regarding the nature of the cosmos has not expanded significantly and the cost of technology-based experiments to probe our hypotheses has grown exponentially", writes Visionary physicist, engineer, scientist, researcher and inventor Scott M. Tyson in his brilliant and groundbreaking book The Unobservable Universe: A Paradox-Free Framework for Understanding the Universe. The author describes how everything that we have been taught about our understanding of the universe and cosmology may be wrong and offers an exciting new paradigm for understanding the universe.

Scott Tyson presents a compelling case that the timeless questions of life and the quest for truth are intricately entwined with the same perplexing questions and paradoxes faced in the study of cosmology. The age old philosophy questions about life are part of the examination of the true nature of the universe. With this keen insight in hand, Scott Tyson embarks on a scientific quest for truth that covers three thousand years and the entire range of theoretical approaches to cosmology. Along the way, the author provides evidence that many of the conventional theories of the universe are not in accordance with the observations and facts that have presented themselves to scientists.

Scott M. Tyson (photo left) takes the startling position that resources have become focused on demonstrating the narrow conventional cosmological perspective. For the author, this devotion and faith in flawed and incomplete models of the universe, forms a religion based solely on belief. Scott Tyson points out that the current model of the universe is riddled with many paradoxes, demonstrating that the conventional paradigm is deeply flawed and incomplete. For the author, paradoxes can't exist in the universe, and only exist in the minds of people. This failure of perception, as the author describes it, leads to a clinging to improbable, if not impossible theories of cosmology.

To develop his new approach to understanding the universe and initiating a fresh paradigm of cosmology, Scott Tyson breaks the book into three sections. Each of the the sections develops the author's case and builds toward the new view of the universe. The three sections are:

*Sensation, observation, and interpretation: Acquiring perspective
* Correlation, integration, and formulation: The beginning of new understanding
* Implications, confirmations, and demonstrations: The end of paradox

For me, the power of the book is how Scott Tyson challenges the current cosmological paradigm through a combination of philosophy and scientific principles. The author effectively deconstructs the current theories, that are untenable in his view, due to their many paradoxes and contradictions. In place of the existing theory of the universe, the author presents a compelling case for a new model, free from paradoxes, based on quantum physics. The book is easily accessible to the lay person, is free of scientific jargon, and is written in an engaging style that maintains the reader's interest throughout the entire discussion.

I highly recommend the potentially controversial and very thought provoking book The Unobservable Universe: A Paradox-Free Framework for Understanding the Universe by Scott m. Tyson, to anyone seeking an overview of the philosophical and scientific paradoxes that derail the current the current cosmological theories, along with a well thought out and elegantly constructed alternative model based on quantum physics. This book will change the way that you think about the current models of the universe, and of the very state of scientific thought that exists today.

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