Echo of the Big Bang

Echo of the Big Bang

Author: Michael D. Lemonick

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691102783

Category: Science

Page: 215

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Describes how the scientific discoveries of the Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP) satellite have transformed the modern science of cosmology, describing its revelations in terms of the origins and history of the universe, the nature of dark matter, the expansion of the universe, and other key topics. (Science & Mathematics)

Echo of the Big Bang

Echo of the Big Bang

Author: Michael D. Lemonick

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691122427

Category: Science

Page: 219

View: 663

Describes how the scientific discoveries of the Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP) satellite have transformed the modern science of cosmology, describing its revelations in terms of the origins and history of the universe, the nature of dark matter, the expansion of the universe, and other key topics. (Science & Mathematics)

God & the Big Bang

God & the Big Bang

Author: Daniel Chanan Matt

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781879045897

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 304

Mysticism and science: What do they have in common? How can one enlighten the other? By drawing on modern cosmology and ancient Kabbalah, Matt shows how science and religion can together enrich our spiritual awareness and help us recover a sense of wonder and find our place in the universe. Drawing on the insights of physics and Jewish mysticism, Daniel Matt uncovers the sense of wonder and oneness that connects us with the universe and God. He describes in understandable terms the parallels between modern cosmology and ancient Kabbalah. He shows how science and religion together can enrich our spiritual understanding. We "embody the energy" of the big bang, writes Matt. Furthermore, "God is not somewhere else, hidden from us. God is right here hidden from us." To discover the presence of God, Matt draws on both science and theology, fact and belief, and on the truths embodied in Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity, as well as Judaism. A rich dialogue between the physical and the spiritual, God & the Big Bang takes us on a deeply personal, thoughtful and inspiring journey that helps us find our place in the universe--and the universe in ourselves.

Big Bang & Black Holes

Big Bang & Black Holes

Author: Jon Schiller

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781452865522

Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 169

Your author decided to write this book about the Big Bang & Black Holes after attending a Caltech Associates dinner in which Dr. Sean Carroll gave a dynamic talk entitled: The Origin of the Universe and the Arrow of Time. During his lecture Dr. Carroll mentioned the Baby Universes concept of Stephen Hawking, a theory described in this book.

Before the Big Bang

Before the Big Bang

Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429987424

Category: Science

Page: 320

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According to a recent survey, the most popular question about science from the general public was: what came before the Big Bang? We all know on some level what the Big Bang is, but we don't know how it became the accepted theory, or how we might know what came before. In Before the Big Bang, Brian Clegg (the critically acclaimed author of Upgrade Me and The God Effect) explores the history of this remarkable concept. From the earliest creation myths, through Hershel's realization that the Milky Way was one of many galaxies, to on-going debates about Black Holes, this is an incredible look at the origins of the universe and the many theories that led to the acceptance of the Big Bang. But in classic scientist fashion Clegg challenges the notion of the "Big Bang" itself, and raises the deep philosophical question of why we might want to rethink the origin of the universe. This is popular science at its best, exploratory, controversial, and utterly engrossing.

The Big Bang Theory and Light Spectra

The Big Bang Theory and Light Spectra

Author: Rachel Keranen

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502622969

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 235

Much of our contemporary understanding of space systems dates back to Isaac Newton. It’s surprising to think that the underpinnings of astronomy are centuries old. While for a time it seemed as though major discoveries in the field had stagnated, in the early twentieth century, scientists like Albert Einstein and Max Planck redefined our understanding of light waves. And in 1948 scientists developed a theory about how our entire universe came to be, a theory that would be proven in 1965. The Big Bang Theory and Light Spectra is modeled closely on Next Generation Science Standards. The book explains the science behind these groundbreaking discoveries, profiles the scientists responsible, and details the technology astronomers and astrophysicists use to continue refining our knowledge.

Found in Translation - GENESIS ONE

Found in Translation - GENESIS ONE

Author: J. Roland Kent

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504346269

Category: Religion

Page: 328

View: 600

J.R. Kent has solved a 2,500-year-old mystery that defies both religion and science! Hidden in the thirty-one verses of Genesis One is a message so powerful it could ultimately change the course of global events. Our hi-tech world is barely a century old, and already life altering environmental, terrorist, political, economic, and health threats pose potentially dire consequences for our future. However, many of the ancient, advanced civilizations such as the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans and the Mayans of Central America endured for thousands of years. So what was their secret, and how is it revealed in the Genesis verses? Genesis One is an ancient creation account for the earth, plants, animals, and humankind. However, when reading these verses they may seem bewildering and out of the natural order. The premise of this book illustrates in startling detail that this amazing story—in fact—perfectly correlates with the theories of modern science! There are several reasons why this mystery has not been revealed until now. First, an ancient author wrote this account in the original Hebrew language, but the actual evolutionary sequence of the Earth that he so accurately revealed has been lost in translation by the many biblical versions that followed. Second, the discoveries of modern science now put us at a point in time when this correlation has now been found in translation. This revelation then begs two questions. How was this knowledge possible in ancient times, and who wrote it?

Why Was Man Created?

Why Was Man Created?

Author: Sam Oputa

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 197

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"In the beginning, God created the earth, and He looked upon it in His cosmic loneliness. And God said, "Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what We have done." And God created every living creature that now moveth, and one was man. Mud as man alone could speak. God leaned close to mud as man sat up, looked around, and spoke. Man blinked. "What is the purpose of all this?" he asked politely. "Everything must have a purpose?" asked God. "Certainly," said man. "Then I leave it to you to think of one for all this," said God. And He went away." -Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle Most people must have at one point or another asked themselves the question, why am I here? One thing is certain--we were not here from the beginning. Some have asked questions like "What is life all about?" Many others have wondered "What is the nature of life?" and "What is the nature of reality?". These questions can be a passing thought that launches into a full-on existential exploration. What are we anyway? We are born. We grow into adults and before you can bat an eyelid, you are in the old people's home waiting to die. How fulfilling is that? Do you now wonder why some people ask the question "What are we here for anyway?" Some great people have asked these questions. "What is my purpose?" It is a difficult and profound question, and a common conclusion is that we were created for God's glory. That may be a religious truth but is it logical? There must be a far more specific reason for our creation. In Sam Oputa's Why Was Man Created? he explores this question from many angles--spirituality, religion, psychology, philosophy, and other sciences--but mostly he draws from the Holy Books, which contain a wealth of scientific evidence. The result of years of research and soul-searching Why Was Man Created? is a fascinating and sometimes controversial study of the age-old question of creation and evolution. The answers to these questions are not easy to resolve but the answers are out there.

The Buddha of Love

The Buddha of Love

Author: Christopher Titmuss

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326146894

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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Starting with a chapter on the dysfunctional early life of the Buddha, Christopher Titmuss explores the profound importance of love in a series of 11 essays. The Buddha of Love explores such themes as deep friendship, romantic love, the way to God, the act of giving, spiritual relationships and compassion. He addresses the teachings of Jesus on love, Tantra and sexuality. Christopher explores the spiritual network and one to one professional sessions. Christopher offers a range of insightful perspectives on matters of the heart and draws on the Buddha's teachings. The author shares stories, poems and offers practices to cultivate love as a liberating force. Christopher Titmuss offers retreats, facilitates pilgrimages and leads Dharma Gatherings worldwide. Poet and social critic. A former Buddhist monk in Thailand and India, he is the founder of the online Mindfulness Training Course. He lives in Totnes, Devon, England.

Reignited

Reignited

Author: A P J Kalam

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9789351189237

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 264

View: 589

Will robots take over the world? When will we meet aliens? How are memories stored inside the brain? Join Dr A.P.J. Kalam on a fascinating quest to explore the realm of science and technology, its extraordinary achievements and its impact on our lives in the days to come. Co-written with Srijan Pal Singh, this book features exciting and cutting-edge career paths in areas such as robotics, aeronautics, neurosciences, pathology, paleontology and material sciences . . . in other words, careers that are going to make a difference in the future. The result of extensive research, this book offers a plethora of ground-breaking ideas that will make youngsters think out of the box. Filled with anecdotes, conversations, experiments and even inputs from leading scientists, Reignited is the perfect handbook that is bound to create a spark for science among students, youth and science enthusiasts.

Echo

Echo

Author: Amit Pinchevski

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262543408

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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An exploration of echo not as simple repetition but as an agent of creative possibilities. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Amit Pinchevski proposes that echo is not simple repetition and the reproduction of sameness but an agent of change and a source of creation and creativity. Pinchevski views echo as a medium, connecting and mediating across and between disparate domains. He reminds us that the mythological Echo, sentenced by Juno to repeat the last words of others, found a way to make repetition expressive. So too does echo introduce variation into sameness, mediating between self and other, inside and outside, known and unknown, near and far. Echo has the potential to bring back something unexpected, either more or less than what was sent. Pinchevski distinguishes echo from the closely related but sometimes conflated reflection, reverberation, and resonance; considers echolalia as an active, reactive, and creative vocalic force, the launching pad of speech; and explores echo as a rhetorical device, steering between appropriation and response while always maintaining relation. He examines the trope of echo chamber and both destructive and constructive echoing; describes various echo techniques and how echo can serve practical purposes from echolocation in bats and submarines to architecture and sound recording; explores echo as a link to the past, both literally and metaphorically; and considers echo as medium using Marshall McLuhan’s tetrad.

The Little Book of Big History

The Little Book of Big History

Author: Ian Crofton

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781782434306

Category: History

Page:

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From the Big Bang to the future of our planet, The Little Book of Big History divides history into manageable but comprehensive time frames, encompassing the cosmos, the stars, life and everything in between. Big History is the attempt to understand and condense the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day. Combining methods from history, astronomy, physics and biology to draw together the big story arcs of how the universe was created, why planets formed and how life developed, this creates a unique perspective from which to understand the place of mankind in the universe. Excited by the alternative 'framework for all knowledge' that is offered by this approach, Bill Gates is funding the Big History Project, which aims to bring the subject to a wider audience around the world. The Little Book of Big History breaks down the main themes of Big History into highly informative and accessible parts for all readers to enjoy. By giving a truly complete timeline of world events, this book shines a whole different light on history as we learned it and makes us think of our history - and our future - in a very different way.