Reviews

 

Book reviews for ‘Einstein’s Intuition‘ by Thad Roberts.

 

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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 6.06.07 PM “Thad’s writing is incred­ibly lucid. He clearly explains his new theory, and every major theory of the last 100 years. Thad made it easy for me to under­stand sci­en­tific ideas I have been coping with all my life. Instead of pre­senting his theory in the typ­ical eso­teric math­e­mat­ical fashion, he presents it with astounding sim­plicity and con­vic­tion. His thinking is so vivid and so acces­sible to even the sci­en­tific ama­teur, that you cannot help but con­clude that he has almost cer­tainly uncov­ered truths about the uni­verse that most of us have never dreamed of.  I cannot say enough good things about Thad’s book. Well done!”

 

     ~ Bruce Penney

 

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Garrett Lisi “Interweaving per­sonal anec­dotes and con­tem­pla­tions on the­o­ret­ical physics, Thad Roberts takes the reader on a ram­bunc­tious adven­ture and explores the devel­op­ment of new physics. It’s a cap­ti­vating read.”

 
 
     ~ Garrett Lisi, Ph.D.
         Surfer & Physicist
        Creator of the E8 grand uni­fi­ca­tion theory
        Founder and Director of the Pacific Science Institute:  Maui, Hawaii

 
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David Mckenzie“In my youth, I was enthu­si­astic about all of sci­ence, but by the time I was twenty, I was very dis­ap­pointed, espe­cially with physics, because no one could answer “why?” I wanted to do more than mem­o­rize a mul­ti­tude of equations—I wanted to under­stand how it all fit together. When they said it was unknow­able, that Nature’s secrets are ulti­mately beyond human com­pre­hen­sion, I decided there were more exciting things for me to do with my life.  

 

After four decades, this book has rekin­dled the fire that col­lege physics damp­ened. Now my pas­sion for inquiry has returned and a new sense of vigor has filled my life. If you are a truth seeker, or just curious, or feel dis­con­nected, or dis­cour­aged by sci­ence, or are a physics dropout like me, you should read this book. In fact, I encourage everyone—all ages and backgrounds—to read and think about what Thad Roberts has written here.”

 

     ~ David B. Mckenzie
 

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10301281_10152209974593030_2835108689338626350_n In “Einstein’s Intuition”, Thad thor­oughly ques­tions the assump­tions of con­tem­po­rary physics and the con­tra­dic­tions arising between Einstein’s the­o­ries of rel­a­tivity and quantum mechanics. He patiently exam­ines all the observed irreg­u­lar­i­ties in nature, which cannot be explained by our existing maps. From this cre­ative engage­ment emerges a com­plete frame­work, uni­fying the two fields into one ele­gant map. The sur­prising con­clu­sion: space and time them­selves are emer­gent prop­er­ties – arising from the ability of indi­vidual quanta to dynam­i­cally interact with each other. Quantum space theory points toward the pos­si­bility that our con­nec­tion to the whole is far deeper than pre­vi­ously imag­ined. At the time of Isaac Newton, sci­ence was called “nat­ural phi­los­ophy” and it was mainly con­cerned with reaching a deeper under­standing of our­selves as a part of the uni­verse. I think by making his work acces­sible not only to sci­en­tists but to the gen­eral public, Thad makes an impor­tant step in closing the arti­fi­cial gap between phi­los­ophy and sci­ence. He con­tributes to the recovery of nat­ural phi­los­ophy, which I per­son­ally think of as the only true science.”

 

     ~ Andreas Frickinger

 

                                                                                                                                               

 

Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 7.17.57 PM “I first became inter­ested in the uni­verse, like many people watching Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. I didn’t really feel that I under­stood every­thing I saw, but it fas­ci­nated me. Later, as my curiosity grew, I was delighted that the Science Channel started to have more and more con­tent about physics. Again, I felt that I learned every­thing they dis­cussed, but didn’t get the “why.” I spent many sleep­less nights thinking about how the ideas could make sense, espe­cially Einstein’s rubber sheet and higher dimen­sions. The shows often talked about higher dimen­sions, but never once tried to show what they were.

 

So one evening, I searched YouTube and found Thad’s Ted Talk and was so amazed by how well he was able to explain the eleven dimen­sions in such short talk and no spe­cial effects. So many things just clicked in my head.

 

When Thad sent me his book I was thrilled, but when I saw that it was 500 pages, I was intim­i­dated. I thought to myself, “why couldn’t this be short like Stephen Hawking ‘A Brief History of Time’?” After reading the first 100 pages, I knew the answer, Stephen Hawking didn’t have that much to say. After 300 pages, I was bummed out that the book was almost over.

 

I can’t pre­tend to under­stand any of the math included in the book, but I’m very sure I under­stand all the con­cepts. I actu­ally feel smarter than most of the physi­cists on every Science Channel Show. Thank You!

 

I really hope that everyone that reads Thad’s book has the same expe­ri­ence I have had, but expect that many will choose to stay with their cur­rent belief sys­tems and will be quick to crit­i­cize qst. Please don’t let this dis­courage you Thad. I think your new map is the clearest rep­re­sen­ta­tion of nature I have seen and I think it will help many people better under­stand the world around us.

 

I’m looking for­ward to watching the world’s reac­tion and seeing Thad Roberts becoming as well-known as Albert Einstein. I will have a smile inside knowing that I got to be one of the first people to learn about qst.”

 

     ~ Jerry Blanchard

 

                                                                                                                                               

 

Marie Green“Philosophically intriguing, visu­ally stim­u­lating, and a joy to read.”

 

     ~ Marie Green Ph.D.

 

 

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“‘Einstein’s Intuition’ is the single most impor­tant book on Physics, Life and the Universe. Anyone that enjoyed reading Hawking’s ‘Brief History of Time’ will love ‘Einstein’s Intuition’. It opened my eyes to the World. In fact, if I could pro­tect one book in the event of a fire, this would be it! I’m in love with the Universe.”

 

     ~ Snehan Kekre

 

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12800_426499804075859_9566956_n “I expected a book about sci­ence, written by a sci­en­tist, and it cer­tainly is that. But Thad is a poet, and his book is a work of art. It is beau­ti­fully and mag­nif­i­cently written. This may turn out to be my life­time favorite book!”

 

     ~ Marlene High

 

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Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 7.16.50 PM “In Einstein’s Intuition, Thad Roberts describes a geom­etry that extends beyond the con­ven­tional four spa­tial and tem­poral dimen­sions. By pre­suming that space is not infi­nitely divis­ible, he hypoth­e­sizes seven addi­tional dimen­sions at the quantum scale. Imagination and cred­i­bility are enhanced by his use of these to explain phe­nomena at the Planck scale of space­time. Visualizing an eleven‐dimensional reality has been thought to be impos­sible. Yet Thad’s geom­etry facil­i­tates pos­tu­la­tion of hypoth­esis with extra­or­di­nary explana­tory power.

 

The gen­eral reader is guided into a realm of imag­i­na­tion rich in sophis­ti­ca­tion and awe. The physi­cist is sur­prised to dis­cover that the twenty‐seven uni­versal con­stants can now be resolved into simple expres­sions of five Planck con­stants, π and a geo­metric number Thad hypoth­e­sizes and whose value he infers. Presented in clear and acces­sible lan­guage with won­der­fully sup­portive graphics, this book offers the lay reader a voyage through the infi­nitely small and the macro­scop­i­cally large. Yet, at the same time, Thad’s geo­metric pos­tu­la­tion enables deriva­tion of hypoth­e­sizes that will drive the next gen­er­a­tion of exper­i­men­ta­tion in search of empir­ical ver­i­fi­ca­tion. By bringing the lay reader to the fore­front of the­o­ret­ical physics, Einstein’s Intuition is indeed a rare gift.”

 

     ~ Philip Emmi, Ph.D.

 

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Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 7.19.52 PM “Since the 60’s I strug­gled to under­stand Einstein’s work and pen­e­trate quantum weird­ness. As I fol­lowed the evo­lu­tion of pos­sible expla­na­tions through the decades, I even­tu­ally came to grips with the the­o­ries. The evo­lu­tion of thought in physics and cos­mology, and the progress that has been made exper­i­men­tally, has been amazing, but our under­standing is still fun­da­men­tally incom­plete. It is unset­tling to realize that although we can see almost to the begin­ning of time and mea­sure incom­pre­hen­sibly small scales we do not know how things actu­ally work. I became inter­ested in Thad’s work when he pre­sented a cogent expla­na­tion of a way to visu­alize eleven dimen­sional space. String theory and its cousins talk about higher dimen­sions, but I could never inter­nalize those expla­na­tions of what those dimen­sions might actu­ally be, which frus­trated me greatly. When I explored Thad’s quantum space theory I was amazed to see that it truly offered an under­stand­able way to visu­alize his pro­posed model. Beyond that, he has described a very dif­ferent fun­da­mental mech­a­nism which, if proven, elim­i­nates the cur­rent dis­con­ti­nuity between our fun­da­mental the­o­ries. More impor­tantly it defines a grander vision of reality from which our uni­verse nat­u­rally arises and evolves, and pro­vides expla­na­tions for the great mys­teries that cur­rently lie beyond our reach. Furthermore, unlike string theory, qst offers testable pre­dic­tions. I rec­om­mend this book to anyone inter­ested in under­standing the grand scope of reality.”

 

     ~ Wayne Eskridge

 

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“Thad Roberts makes a com­pelling argu­ment for a higher-dimensional theory that really pushes the limits of imag­i­na­tion and chal­lenges the pre­sump­tions of the reader. Qst offers intu­itive answers for many of the big ques­tions of sci­ence. The exam­ples are descrip­tive and the expla­na­tions are pre­sented in a way that even someone without fore­knowl­edge of the topic can easily digest.”

 

     ~ Jim Wilbourne

 

                                                                                                                                               

 

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 3.10.01 PM “Einstein’s Intuition will open your eyes and expand your mind to the won­ders of the uni­verse! Thad takes you on a won­derful ride through his­tory, from the begin­ning of the uni­verse through its future. He takes you from the smallest units in the uni­verse through the largest, both almost incom­pre­hen­sible to the normal person. Thad’s writing edu­cates and enter­tains at the same time, and his writing will open your eyes not only about the uni­verse but about life too. Thad shares his life, his love and his mind, and he pours all of them into his writing.”

 

     ~ Paul Brennan

 

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Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 7.22.06 PM “Earth shat­tering. Universe uni­fying. In thou­sands of years of pur­suing the quest for the holy grail of sci­ence, Thad Roberts has just reduced the remaining dis­tance by many orders of mag­ni­tude. He has also taken the cut­ting edge of sci­ence out of the dark cav­erns reserved for math­e­mat­ical geniuses, and put it back on the street. QST will change the way we see the uni­verse, our­selves as indi­vid­uals, and society as a whole. Welcome to the new world.”

 

     ~ Richard Hitchings

 

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Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 7.22.06 PM “With bril­liant the­o­ret­ical insights Thad Roberts explains, to an acces­sible level, a new idea about space­time. Coupled with the delightful bonus of col­or­fully grip­ping human­istic tales of a life lived on the edge, be it in a NASA rock­et­ship or within the cold walls of a Federal prison, Thad explores a new horizon of thought. Hundreds of years ear­lier, Isaac Newton unlocked major secrets of the uni­verse and one won­ders what sto­ries that man might have shared if he had been able to com­mu­ni­cate with the lit­erary pas­sion of the gems con­tained in the pages of Einstein’s Intuition. It could be imag­ined that Newton would be envious of the life that Thad Roberts lives, and that the likes of Newton and Einstein would be proud to con­sider him among their intel­lec­tual peers, were it not for that bar­rier of time. Quantum Space Theory stirs new hope that the inner­most work­ings of our uni­verse can be thor­oughly know­able, offering the poten­tial to rock not only the entire physics com­mu­nity, but also unlocking secrets that could even­tu­ally bring forth rad­ical improve­ment to our daily lives. This com­bi­na­tion of map­ping pre­vi­ously uncharted the­o­ret­ical bedrock along with his artistry in painting verbal tapes­tries that wrap the reader into the richest of life expe­ri­ences estab­lishes Thad Roberts among the rarest of genius.”

 

     ~ Chris Tuason

 

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Unknown“I have always been inter­ested in how things work and why. Today there is an end­less stream of arti­cles and books from all areas of sci­ence, but a lot of it con­fusing and unclear. The book ‘Einstein’s Intuition’ is dif­ferent. This book explores new assump­tions about space and time, and then builds an intu­itive model based on those assump­tions which turn out to address many of the mys­teries of quantum physics.

 

Roberts’ life was pos­sibly bound to pro­duce this work. In his early child­hood he had an interest in time travel. Through his col­lege years and his time at NASA he had a fas­ci­na­tion with astro­physics. Then excep­tional events focused his time and deter­mi­na­tion to com­plete his model and get this book written. 

 

With care­fully chosen and pre­cisely assem­bled prose, Roberts takes the reader through the ages of humanity exploring the uni­verse and high­lights the changes of per­cep­tion that occurred with each major dis­covery. The chap­ters begin with sto­ries of per­sonal expe­ri­ences that led Roberts to an under­standing of each sub­ject, and this help­fully blends the everyday world and the the­o­ret­ical realm. Quantum space theory stands out from other ‘the­o­ries of every­thing’ because it can be visu­al­ized as a com­plete ‘pic­ture’ and offers real, intu­itive expla­na­tions for gravity, dark energy, dark matter, quantum tun­neling, entan­gle­ment, black holes, the Big Bang, and more. 

 

This book is a joy to read. The theory unfolds in a thrilling way, sim­ilar to hearing a new standout music track, putting us in touch with what may turn out to be the music of the uni­verse, so humbly enabled by the writer.”

 

     ~ Craig Joiner

 

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Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 7.23.26 PM “Thad Roberts’ nar­ra­tive style makes physics theory approach­able to the non-expert. An amazing col­lec­tion of sto­ries that build empathy and tie theory to expe­ri­ence unlike sci­ence reading found any­where else.”

 

     ~ Travis Horlacher

 

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Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 3.27.26 PM“The model that Thad Roberts explores opened me up to new and more intu­itive way of com­pre­hending higher dimen­sional physics, the behavior of gravity, and the melding of nature’s forces. It fun­da­men­tally changed my under­standing of our uni­verse forever.

 

All of con­tem­po­rary physics books, the likes of those written by Michio Kaku, Brian Greene, Steven Hawking have left me cold in their expla­na­tions of gravity and higher dimen­sion­ality. Nothing they offer res­onates with me the same way Thad’s descrip­tions and under­standing do. I believe that this theory could rev­o­lu­tionize the world of modern Physics.

 

The most amazing part about Thad’s ideas is that anyone can grasp them. It does not require a PhD in the sci­ences. That’s some­thing that truly would have made Einstein proud.”

 

     ~ Matt Emmi

 

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Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 7.24.14 PM “It’s like an enter­taining textbook!”

 

     ~ Devyn Hepworth

 

 

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“Physics has pro­duced two com­pletely dif­ferent descrip­tions of reality, one for the sub atomic quantum world and one for the macro­scopic world. The holy grail of physics is to mesh these the­o­ries together into one beau­tiful pic­ture of reality! So why has it not hap­pened yet? One reason might be that we’ve been con­vinced of our inability to intu­itively grasp the solu­tion. We use cal­cu­la­tions we can’t relate to, and we’ve devel­oped the idea that we can’t pic­ture the answer (did you ever try and pic­ture curved space? What dimen­sion did it curve into?). What’s missing is more dimen­sions – if I ask you to visu­alize a new dimen­sion though you’ll say you can’t, or it’s not pos­sible. Just try adding a new dimen­sion to what you know already. Your mind stalls at the prospect. Yet once we know how the task is simple.

 

Dimensions as you know come in 3’s and 4’s. x, y and z and time. Adding one more is very unin­tu­itive but adding 3 or 4 at a time… now that’s more like it. The fol­lowing analogy can help us get there. If you divide gold and attempt to go smaller than an atom you can no longer be said to be dividing gold (this is true of any ele­ment). Smaller again Plank informed us that nature has other, much smaller, quanta that come in fixed, indi­vis­ible lumps. So if we mea­sure below a cer­tain size we are no longer mea­suring in our world, we’ve delved into the sub-quanta. Here is where a modern theory like qst (said as a word it sounds a little like ‘quest’, the quest we are on) comes in.

 

Quantizing the world through the atomic hypoth­esis led to many sci­en­tific advance­ments. The idea here is to quan­tize space itself. Thad Roberts was led to the con­struc­tion of quantum space theory (qst) by imag­ining space to be a super­fluid that is made of dis­crete quanta, which makes his theory a spe­cific ver­sion of super­fluid vacuum theory. There is already a bunch of math­e­mat­ical and the­o­ret­ical sup­port for the more gen­eral super­fluid vacuum theory. Qst makes SVT more intu­itively acces­sible to us with a very spe­cific and clear pic­ture. It’s a nat­ural idea and has as much to offer the next big leap in our global under­standing of who we are and our place in the uni­verse as the idea of the atom did for explaining chem­i­cals and DNA for species.

 

The unique­ness of qst is that, while math­e­mat­i­cally valid, it is acces­sible to our intu­ition and that is where sci­ence is most inter­esting. A place where we can grasp the unimag­in­able and our place in the cosmos without having to under­stand the maths. The maths exists and we’ll touch upon one won­derful part of that shortly, but you don’t need the maths to enter the higher dimen­sions where all the great the­o­ries unite. You may instead allow your­self to move down into a world so small that you can no longer mean­ing­fully go fur­ther. At this level pic­ture in your mind how these un-splittable con­stituents have their own dimen­sions, ones they use to relate to one another and ones they use to describe their inner worlds. When you burst through what is too tiny for our dimen­sions to map you leap from the tiny to the unthink­ably large. Now you’re at the outer limits of a vast uni­verse looking inwards.

 

Quantizing space and fol­lowing the ground­work of Roberts’ qst will pro­vide open minded sci­en­tists along­side lay people inter­ested in sci­ence and our place in the big pic­ture an light speed quantum leap ahead to the enlight­ened intu­itive expla­na­tion promised and dreamed of by Einstein and his peers. This work is math­e­mat­i­cally beau­tiful and sci­en­tif­i­cally price­less, and the kicker is that it comes with a vivid and sat­is­fying picture.”

 

     ~ Chris J. Wilshaw

 

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Marcus“’Einstein’s Intuition’ takes physics beyond an unin­ter­rupt­able set of com­plex math­e­mat­ical expres­sions, making it easy to under­stand the under­lying nature of our phys­ical reality as it per­tains to 11 dimen­sions. Roberts does an out­standing job of describing the evo­lu­tion of physics over the course of human his­tory to high­light the issues with each model and how the each suc­ces­sive set of sci­en­tific dis­cov­eries was able to over­come these chal­lenges. Roberts then describes how QST can over­come our cur­rent prob­lems in modern physics in a way that makes it under­stand­able to anyone who has a basic knowl­edge of sci­ence. ‘Einstein’s Intuition’ makes learning physics, both the past and present, fun again. I highly rec­om­mend this book to anyone who has any sort of nat­ural curiosity.”

 

     ~ Marcus Tofanelli

 

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eye “An exciting read. A very com­pelling look at a dif­ferent way of imag­ining the quantum land­scape. It just makes sense, and the 11 dimen­sions makes it all seem to work, with no odd bits sticking out or tacked on like some theory’s do.”

 

     ~ David Windsor