Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Book Review - The Tao of Physics

The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra: This is a must read for those who want to understand quantum physics as well as Eastern religions such as Hinduism. It is amazing the author identified the parallels way back in the 1970s prior to the Internet and globalization. It speaks volumes about the effort to understand and appreciate people and culture in other parts of the world. Even though I had studied physics at school and college, this book clarified many things about how matter can be treated as a wave in modern physics. Likewise, how ancient seers also thought about fundamental particles and vibrations that define the universe, in different ways. Comparing terms like Karma and Maya to matter and wave, atomic vibrations to the dance of Siva are astounding and sensible interpretations to philosophy and religion. This book will help the atheist connect the dots between science and st least some religions.