Godas war crimes, Aristotleas sneaky tricks, Einsteinas pajamas, information theoryas blind spot, Stephen Wolframas new kind of science, and six monkeys at six typewriters getting it wrong. What do these have to do with the birth of a universe and with your need for meaning? Everything, as youare about to see. How does the cosmos do something it has long been thought only gods could achieve? How does an inanimate universe generate stunning new forms and unbelievable new powers without a creator? How does the cosmos create? Thatas the central question of this book, which finds clues in strange places. Why A does not equal A. Why one plus one does not equal two. How the Greeks used kickballs to reinvent the universe. And the reason that Polish-born BenoArt Mandelbrotathe father of fractal geometryarebelled against his uncle. Youall take a scientific expedition into the secret heart of a cosmos youave never seen. Not just any cosmos. An electrifyingly inventive cosmos. An obsessive-compulsive cosmos. A driven, ambitious cosmos. A cosmos of colossal shocks. A cosmos of screaming, stunning surprise. A cosmos that breaks five of scienceas most sacred laws. Yes, five. And youall be rewarded with author Howard Bloomas provocative new theory of the beginning, middle, and end of the universeathe Bloom toroidal model, also known as the big bagel theoryawhich explains two of the biggest mysteries in physics: dark energy and why, if antimatter and matter are created in equal amounts, there is so little antimatter in this universe. Called qtruly awesomeq by Nobel Prizeawinner Dudley Herschbach, The God Problem will pull you in with the irresistible attraction of a black hole and spit you out again enlightened with the force of a big bang. Be prepared to have your mind blown. From the Hardcover edition.How does an inanimate universe generate stunning new forms and unbelievable new powers without a creator? How does the cosmos create? Thatas the central question of this book, which finds clues in strange places.
|Title||:||The God Problem|
|Publisher||:||Prometheus Books - 2012-08-30|