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A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss

A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing - Lawrence M. Krauss, Richard Dawkins
bookshelves: autumn-2015, sciences, tbr-busting-2015, spaaaaaace, published-2012, nonfic-nov-2015, nonfiction, cosmic-archaeology, anthropic-mania
Read from January 13, 2013 to November 25, 2015


Description: A wildly popular lecture now on YouTube has attracted almost a million viewers. One question in particular has been at the center of religious and philosophical debates about the existence of God, and it's the supposed counterargument to anyone who questions the need for God. As Krauss argues, scientists have, however, historically focused on other, more pressing issues such as figuring out how the universe actually functions, which can ultimately help us to improve the quality of our lives.

In a cosmological story that rivets as it enlightens, pioneering theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss explains the groundbreaking new scientific advances that turn the most basic philosophical questions on their heads. One of the few prominent scientists today to have actively crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss reveals that modern science is addressing the question of why there is something rather than nothing, with surprising and fascinating results. The staggeringly beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending new theories are all described accessibly in A Universe from Nothing, and they suggest that not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing.

That grrramazon description rather defeats the need for the book - watch out! Bezos and his lucre hunting cronies will be after you...

Yep - I've dumped the audio book and opted for the youtube lecture instead.

Had great fun with this: recommended.