The Greatest Story Ever Told So Far

Author: Lawrence Krauss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471138569
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'A great educator as well as a great physicist?' Richard Dawkins In the beginning there was light but more than this, there was gravity. After that, all hell broke loose... This is how the story of the greatest intellectual adventure in history should be introduced - how humanity reached its current understanding of the universe, one that is far removed from the realm of everyday experience. Krauss connects the world we know with the invisible world all around us, which is removed from intuition and direct sensation. He explains our current understanding of nature and the struggle to construct the greatest theoretical edifice ever assembled, the Standard Model of Particle Physics -- and then to understand its implications for our existence. Writing in the critically acclaimed style of A Universe from Nothing, Krauss celebrates the beauty and wonders of the natural world and details our place within it and how this shapes our understanding of it. Krauss makes this story accessible through profiles of the scientists responsible for these advances, and clear explanations of their discoveries. Krauss takes us on a tour of science and the brilliant personalities who shaped it, often against political and religious indoctrination, enduring persecution and ostracism. Krauss creates a captivating blend of research and narrative to invite us into the lives and minds of these figures,creating a landmark work of scientific history.

Morality Foresight And Human Flourishing

Author: Phil Torres
Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
ISBN: 1634311434
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Existential risk studies is a growing field that attempts to understand the greatest dangers to humanity from a scientific perspective. This book offers the first scholarly survey of existential risks, from asteroid impacts and climate change to molecular nanotechnology and machine superintelligence. It argues that avoiding an existential catastrophe should be among our highest moral priorities and analyzes a number of risk mitigation strategies to reduce the probability of a worst-case scenario. The dangers facing humanity this century are real and immense, but the future course of civilization is ultimately up to us.

250th Anniversary Edition

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica
ISBN: 1625136374
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Encyclopædia Britannica, founded in 1768, has been serving knowledge seekers around the world for 250 years. To commemorate this milestone we're publishing the Encyclopædia Britannica Anniversary Edition: 250 Years of Excellence (1768-2018). Designed both to complete your Britannica yearbook collection and to serve as an engaging stand-alone volume, this individually numbered, special collector’s publication is a rare compendium of knowledge, insights, and history and will be the last edition in the 80-year tradition of Britannica's distinguished yearbooks.

Iniquity And The Separation Of Being

Author: Luke Fernandez
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ISBN: 9781793419446
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Iniquity & The Separation Of BeingWe all go through a journey in consciousness, but aside from the actual experience of it we know little about what consciousness really is. This novel is about one man's journey. But this man knows more than most.PlotAmrit is a young man who has lived a life as a scientist, a theoretical physicist. He had worked endlessly for the regime, for 'the cause' and should have been lionised for his success but instead finds himself set upon by the dogs of war. He cannot understand this bizarre twist of fate, and the regime's many tentacles have now tracked him to the last place on Earth he thought they would find him, in the most remote capital city in the world. Having nowhere else to run, he somehow finds himself seeking refuge in a Buddhist monastery, and in the throes of the deepest of meditative experience that enlivens his mind and captivates his senses, he embattles perdition and the conviction of his own demons in a journey of self-discovery.An Introduction to Consciousness Science and PhilosophyThis novel is a quest for meaning and for anyone seeking answers to the biggest of life's questions in a hard-science based suspension of disbelief. The novel, described as the Sophie's World of consciousness science and philosophy is a valuable introduction to the latest theories on the nature of consciousness based upon Sir Roger Penrose's Orch-OR theory. Roger Penrose is the English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science, the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics in the University of Oxford, who worked with Stephen Hawking to develop our understanding of the Big Bang itself.'A Novel That Redefines Our Understanding of the Nature of Consciousness Using Current Theories in Quantum Consciousness by some of the Most Renowned Names in Quantum Physics.' 'Iniquity & The Separation of Being is a definitive novel on the nature of consciousness. It is an epic philosophical work exploring the nexus between consciousness, quantum physics and eastern religion.'A Paradigm Shift in Consciousness TheoryThe novel provides a plausible mechanism for the nature of consciousness suggesting consciousness is the entanglement between the wave-like nature of universe and tiny bits of matter in superposition in the brain, extrapolating current theories in science by some of the most renowned names in quantum physics. In an attempt to redefine consciousness it also uses this mechanism to provide an interpretation of the double slit experiment, a quintessential experiment in quantum physics revealing the inexplicable nature of the quantum world.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTA book such as this could not have been conceived without the great minds that preceded it.With many thanks for boundless inspiration:The Teachings of Venerable Thich Nhat HanhThe Teachings of Venerable Ajahn Brahm Paul Davies, The Goldilocks Enigma : Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life?, The Penguin Press 2008; The Cosmic Blueprint: New Discoveries In Natures Ability To Order Universe, Templeton Production Press 2004; The Mind of God : Science and the Search for Ultimate Meaning, Penguin Books 1993Lawrence M. Krauss, The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far : Why We are Here, Atria Book 2017Roger Penrose, The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics, Oxford Landmark Science 2016Stephen W. Hawking, A Brief History of Time : From the Big Bang to Black Holes, Bantam Press 1988 John Gribbin, In Search of Superstrings: Symmetry, Membranes and the Theory of Everything, Icon Books 2007 Deepak Chopra / Leonard Mlodinow, War of the World Views : Science vs Spirituality, Ebury Publishing 2011 John D. Caputo, Truth : Philosophy in Transit, Penguin Books 2013

Middlesex

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429956277
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A dazzling triumph from the bestselling author of The Virgin Suicides--the astonishing tale of a gene that passes down through three generations of a Greek-American family and flowers in the body of a teenage girl. In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry blond clasmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them--along with Callie's failure to develop--leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all. The explanation for this shocking state of affairs takes us out of suburbia- back before the Detroit race riots of 1967, before the rise of the Motor City and Prohibition, to 1922, when the Turks sacked Smyrna and Callie's grandparents fled for their lives. Back to a tiny village in Asia Minor where two lovers, and one rare genetic mutation, set in motion the metamorphosis that will turn Callie into a being both mythical and perfectly real: a hermaphrodite. Spanning eight decades--and one unusually awkward adolescence- Jeffrey Eugenides's long-awaited second novel is a grand, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire. It marks the fulfillment of a huge talent, named one of America's best young novelists by both Granta and The New Yorker. Middlesex is the winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Author: Douglas K. Mikkelson
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN:
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The Greatest Story Ever Told is a summary and commentary on the film "The Greatest Story Ever Told." This work explores the relationship of film to biblical and other ancient literary sources.

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Author: Fulton Oursler
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y : Doubleday
ISBN:
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Drama of the life of Christ, the teacher and saviour, healer of the hopeless and champion of the poor, from Galilee to Golgotha.

Entertaining Ideas

Author: Robert C. Solomon
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Fifty essays provide a humorous and insightful look at the philosophical side of daily life