Friday, January 6, 2012

Why is there something rather than nothing? lectures and signings at Caltech's Baxter Hall; Wisdom Quarterly

A Universe from Nothing:
Why There is Something Rather Than Nothing

WHERE DID THE UNIVERSE COME FROM? What was it before? Why is there something rather than nothing?

Such questions have been at the center of religious and philosophical debates about the existence of "God," but in recent years science has been closing in on answers.

In a cosmological story that rivets as it enlightens, pioneering theoretical physicist Dr. Lawrence Krauss explains groundbreaking scientific advances that turn these basic philosophical questions on their heads.

One of the few prominent scientists today to have actively crossed the chasm between science and popular culture [while ignoring mysticism?], Krauss reveals that modern science is addressing the question of why there is something rather than nothing with surprising and fascinating results.

With characteristically wry humor and wonderfully clear explanations, Krauss takes us back to the beginning of the beginning, presenting the most recent evidence for how our universe evolved -- and the implications for how it is going to end.

As Richard Dawkins writes: "This could potentially be the most important scientific book with implications for supernaturalism since Darwin."

"Form is
And the
impersonal is form;
Form does not differ from
the impersonal;
impersonal does not differ from form;
Whatever is form, that is impersonal."

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