The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

The Accidental Universe

The World You Thought You Knew

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ISBN10: 034580595X ISBN13: 9780345805959 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Oct 7 2014 Pages: 157 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

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With passion and curiosity, Alan Lightman explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by recent discoveries in science. He looks at the dialogue between science and religion; the conflict between our human desire for permanence and the impermanence of nature; the possibility that our universe is simply an accident; the manner in which modern technology has separated us from direct experience of the world; and our resistance to the view that our bodies and minds can be explained by scientific logic and laws.

Behind all of these considerations is the suggestion--at once haunting and exhilarating--that what we see and understand of the world is only a tiny piece of the extraordinary, perhaps unfathomable whole.
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