I picked up this book because I was curious. Quantum physicists don't get fat? What made them so special that they don't get fat and us non-physicists did? Don't they live in the same plane as we do?
Apparently, they DO live on a different plane than we do. Not on a physical level, but on a whole, new, revolutionary meta-physical level. Like, seriously. It's like they've got a whole level of science out there that us regular mortals cannot even begin to grasp. (Something like, well, quantum physics, as compared to classical physics. *insert scientific jargon here that I don't understand but would make me seem smart*)
I loved this book, because it presents a new and very scientifically proven way of shedding unwanted weight and staying at your ideal form. It draws real-life experiences and effective solutions with actual proven implications.
Unfortunately, precisely because it's extremely scientific and precise, the common man will not understand it.
I loved it because it's technical and appeals to me - one who loves the thought-revolution this book can inspire.
Unfortunately, it's too technical, and if the ordinary layman were to read this, they'll soon get lost in the jargon and scientific geekiness.
I loved how, instead of looking at outward factors such as metabolism and family food history, it looks within, with the self. It's rather funny, now that I think about it, since it dwells with self-discovery and self-observation - when the common man knows science based on its cold facts and hard figures.
Unfortunately, if you skip the chapters that explain and go directly to the how, you'll get hopelessly lost and think of it as incredibly cheesy (because, in a way, it is). I think you'll inevitably look at the new paradigms the author was talking about, give it a nod, and go back to your regular way of thinking.
I have a feeling that this is better preached personally, as opposed to reading it simply. While the writer is passionate and backs up his way of achieving success with concrete examples, the layman would not yet be able to pick it up, and is therefore lost on him.
However, for science geeks and people who can appreciate the technicality, it's a great read about how the universe would conspire to get what you want.
A nod to the author for a good read (for me), but I think it'll be a while before it replaces the fad diets so popular today. Still, a good start.
Why Quantum Physicists Don't Get Fat by Gregory Kuhn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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