Stay mesmerized as Kaku uses known laws of physics to answer: Can we walk through walls? Or become invisible? Or destroy a planet with a death star? Or read other people’s minds? Or teleport ourselves through space? Are there aliens and UFOs?
Science can be so interesting and yet the way it is taught makes it so drab. Not any more. Bryson covers a vast canvas – from the formation of universe, to atoms to the rise of life – and keeps us thoroughly engaged.
There is something about Diamond that makes him the quintessential intellectual (Top 10 Public Intellectuals in multiple surveys). His range of knowledge; his depth of scientific evidence to prove or disprove hypotheses; and of course his very interesting writing style and affable persona, all contribute to the lasting impression of his works.
Like the rest of the world, I remain a big fan of Hawking. What made Stephen Hawking so popular? First, as Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne says in the foreword to this book, Hawking had the “necessary skills, wisdom and self-confidence” to ask some really big questions. And “Hawking’s questions themselves keep on… generating breakthroughs decades later.”