The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew
The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew
The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

  • Publish Date: 2014-10-07
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Alan Lightman
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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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