Krause provides an excellent rebuttal to the old theological saw that there must be a creator god. Without one, we are forced to explain how something, the universe, came out of nothing. Thanks to Krause, we now know there is empirical evidence that the appearance of subatomic particles from nothing is actually a rather banal occurrence. He goes on to provide a very plausible explanation of our current understanding of cosmology. One that is far more bazaar and interesting than anything organized religion offers.
This book fits very nicely on the shelf with Dawkins' 'God Delusion', Sam Harris' 'The End of Faith', and Hitchens' 'God is Not Great'.
Great explanation of how something can come from nothing for the person that does not have a degree in physics. He uses no convoluted math or technical jargon that can not be understood by the layman.
Krauss clearly knows his cosmolgy. Sadly he goes back to the issue of God again and again and again, sounding like a very strident atheist determined to convert all who listen. I came for the science not his theologic ponderings. Better that he's said more about the science piece and about God, bettter he'd said nothing.
Bill Bryson's style in A Short History of Everything is much more engaging. Krauss could use a bit of self-effacing humour, al la Bryson.
No, this isn't destined to be a movie.
Just another boring Atheism vs. God debate that's been done a hundred times before.
Was expecting a purely quantum physics/cosmology book a la Michio Kaku.
Authour and narrator were both well-spoken, at least.
Knowing the book was read by the author himself enhances the experience. A fascinating glimpse at the possible death of the Prim Mover.
Narrated by Krause himself, this book this book explains so much about how our universe works. After listening to it I feel both humbled and inspired to learn more. You might want to go back and listen to a few difficult topics again but this book is definitely worth a listen.
I've seen the author on YouTube videos of the panels he was on - usually slouching low in the chair with a grin on his face...
So the author, after taking us through a lot of good relevant science, makes the 'best guess' one can according to current scientific theory, though the 'answers' are still speculative and nebulous (which is why he did not spend too much time actually 'answering').
It is a good book on the current state of the relevant sciences.
This book very simply and elegantly describes our current understanding of the universe.
There is a lot of theory involved, but it's sheds some light on some highly abstract concepts.
For people who love cosmology and are interested in out place in the universe would love this book.
A wonderful look into the deepest structures of our universe, to which Dr. Krauss then expands upon these irrevocable facts to skew just how we get what we have today from what was ultimately the nothing of before...