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Baby delivered this morning by UPS!

July 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Baby delivered this morning by UPS

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On our doorstep before 8 a.m. this morning — Frank’s brand new book, The Lightness of Being!

I decided that our family cradle, now repurposed to stuffed toy storage, would be an excellent place to take this newborn’s photo.

A thoroughly modern baby, this book even has its own website, “, and its own Flash animation there. Some early reviewers call it lively and cheeky — others describe it as masterful and deep. Eh — it’s a particle, it’s a wave — it’s quite a book.

And what a great way for new babies to get delivered!

Tags: Blog to Book · Frank Wilczek · funny · Science · Wide wonderful world

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  • 1 TA // Jul 31, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Not to disappoint, I will now climb out on my trusty limb and produce no less than one inference and one prediction.

    The inference, based on past work by the author and on the overview and short review snippets posted at the book’s site, is that the book popularizes the view that gravity can be induced by relatively mundane, field-theoretic symmetry breaking.

    The prediction is that a certain Czech blogger will not be appreciative, especially after seeing the names of some of the quoted reviewers. Since Amazon seems to delete 1-star reviews, effective bare bottom is 2 stars; respect for the author and a need for differentiation between this book and certain others will lead him to rate it a 3.

    (Of course, if he reads this comment he might decide to give it 4 stars, just to spoil my fun. The rascal!)