A heady mix of history, philosophy and cutting-edge theory that is fascinating, provocative and at times infuriating ... Emerging from the weird trip that fills the middle of his book, we return to safer ground as Mr. Päs goes back to what he does best, pondering how Einstein’s theory of gravitation—general relativity—might figure within the quantum whole ... For all its frustrations and false leads, his dizzying tour through the monist multiverse is stimulating and engrossing.
Serious explanations of quantum physics require close attention, so most readers will breathe a sigh of relief when Päs switches gears to deliver a history of science and religion in Western culture ... This is difficult stuff, but the glossary helps. A dense philosophical exploration of the cosmos—not for the faint of heart.
... overly knotty ... Though the philosophical discussions are easy to grasp, if a bit winding, Päs is less successful when it comes to science, and his explanations can be tough to parse ... Theoretical physicists might find some fascinating concepts worth considering, but lay readers are likely to be left scratching their heads.