A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss

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Lawrence Krauss's provocative answers to these and other timeless questions in a wildly popular lecture now on YouTube have attracted almost a million viewers. The last of these questions in particular has been at the center of religious and philosophical debates about the existence of God, and it’s the supposed counterargument to anyone who questions the need for God. As Krauss argues, scientists have, however, historically focused on other, more pressing issues—such as figuring out how the universe actually functions, which can ultimately help us to improve the quality of our lives.

Now, in a cosmological story that rivets as it enlightens, pioneering theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss explains the groundbreaking new scientific advances that turn the most basic philosophical questions on their heads. One of the few prominent scientists today to have actively crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss reveals that modern science is addressing the question of why there is something rather than nothing, with surprising and fascinating results. The staggeringly beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending new theories are all described accessibly in A Universe from Nothing, and they suggest that not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing.

With his characteristic 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’s going to end. It will provoke, challenge, and delight readers as it looks at the most basic underpinnings of existence in a whole new way. And this knowledge that our universe will be quite different in the future from today has profound implications and directly affects how we live in the present. As Richard Dawkins has described it: This could potentially be the most important scientific book with implications for supernaturalism since Darwin.

A fascinating antidote to outmoded philosophical and religious thinking, A Universe from Nothing is a provocative, game-changing entry into the debate about the existence of God and everything that exists. “Forget Jesus,” Krauss has argued, “the stars died so you could be born.”

Title : A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
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ISBN : 145162445X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 204 pages


Riku rated it ★★★★☆

March 09, 2014

Krauss has managed to draw an almost perfect normal curve (Bell Curve) with this book as far as engagement and content is concerned. The Start of the Curve It starts slow by promising us a full whirlwind historic tour from Galileo to CMBR and beyond and takes its own sweet time getting to even Ein...

Ahmad rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 24, 2018

"كون من لاشيء، لماذا هنالك شيء بدلا من لا شيء؟" *** عندما يقيس العلماء طاقة أحد عناقيد المجرات، تكون النتيجة أن معظم الكتلة تتمركز في الظلام بين المجرات، حيث الفراغ وهذا الفراغ الخالي من الذرات والإشعاع هو ما يطلق المؤلف عليه "لا شيء". وهذا الفراغ يتمدد، والتموجات الكمية شكلت البنى التي نراها اليوم...

Manny rated it ★★★☆☆

October 25, 2017

Point/Counterpoint A Nice Brief Account Of The Inflation/Ω/Dark Energy Thread Krauss, who was personally involved in some of the work and knows all the key actors, does a fine job of summarising progress in cosmology over the last fifteen years. The most significant development, needless to say, ha...

Greg rated it ★★★★☆

January 21, 2012

One thing is certain, however. The metaphysical 'rule', which is held as an ironclad conviction by those whom I have debated the issue of creation, namely that "out of nothing nothing comes," has no foundation in science. Arguing that it is self-evident, unwavering, and unassailable is like argui...

Brendon rated it ★★★★★

July 19, 2014

I guess everyone could have predicted that I would give this book 5 stars, if not at least agree with it's theories. Being a forthright atheist and scientist I was bound to love this book right? Well that argument could be made, but I refer you to my ratings for other atheist works such as "The G...

فهد rated it ★★★☆☆

May 22, 2016

كون من لا شيء تركني هذا الكتاب بذات الحيرة التي بدأته بها، يبدو العنوان واعداً، كيف يكون هناك كون من لا شيء؟ عندما تمت الإجابة على الأسئلة الكونية والفيزيائية بإعادة كل شيء إلى لحظة الانفجار الكبير، كان السؤال التالي هو كيف ولماذا؟ من أين جاءت المادة التي خلق الكون من انفجارها؟ لا يخصص كراوس لأطر...

Book rated it ★★★★★

June 13, 2016

If you like my review please don't hesitate to like my amazon review too. I appreciate it...it's a wonderful book. A Universe from Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss “A Universe from Nothing" is the fascinating book about how are universe came from nothing. Using the latest in scientific knowledge, his...

Bettie☯ rated it ★★★☆☆

November 25, 2015

Description: A wildly popular lecture now on YouTube has attracted almost a million viewers. One question in particular has been at the center of religious and philosophical debates about the existence of God, and it's the supposed counterargument to anyone who questions the need for God. As Krau...

David rated it ★★★★☆

October 02, 2013

This is a short, entertaining and informative book, written by a leading cosmologist. Lawrence Krauss describes, step by step, the observational evidence for the expansion of the universe, the existence of dark matter, and dark energy. He clearly describes the differences between a closed, open,...

Lilo rated it ★★★★☆

November 30, 2017

As a layperson, I don’t feel qualified to review a scientific book written by a renowned professor of theoretical physics. But here are a few thoughts I had during and after reading this book: Upfront I must confess that I did not fully understand the contents. What, for instance, is a “flat unive...

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