The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

Alan Lightman


With ardour and interest, Alan Lightman explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by means of fresh discoveries in technology. He appears to be like on the discussion among technological know-how and faith; the clash among our human hope for permanence and the impermanence of nature; the prospect that our universe is just an coincidence; the style within which glossy know-how has separated us from direct event of the area; and our resistance to the view that bodies and minds will be defined via clinical good judgment and laws.

Behind all of those issues is the suggestion--at as soon as haunting and exhilarating--that what we see and comprehend of the realm is simply a tiny piece of the extreme, probably unfathomable whole. 

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