Scientific arguments aside, the journey of logic to the conclusion of existence of something originating from nothing was amazing and convincing. Makes one question the notion of nothing.
Lawrence Krauss is very energetic and passionate -- so don't worry. Whereas Richard Dawkins' "The Greatest Show on Earth" put me to sleep with his dry delivery, Krauss' clear explanation of astrophysics and cosmological concepts is engaging and intriguing.
I've listened to it several times over -- not because Krauss isn't a good teacher, but because my brain can only take so much.
a tour de force through the latest observations and theories in cosmology. A word of caution: requires a bit of acquaintance in pop quantum mechanics and pop relativity. Well worth the time.
Krauss does an amazing job of making something out of nothing. He describes the beginning the middle and the end and the possible beginning again. A wonderfully thought provoking book.
As approachable as an average Joe could hope for such advanced scientific theory. If this book doesn't stagger you at least once, read it again - you weren't paying attention the first time.
Krause gives a compelling history of the great questions of modern cosmology since Einstein's special relativity, and a compelling overview of some of the most buzzing theoretical areas today. The first bit might fool you - his simplification for the layman feels briefly condescending... until you suddenly find yourself reading/listening to the same passages again and again, grasping for strings of understanding. By the time Krauss starts sprinkling in 'for reasons that are too complex to explain here...' - you believe. Towards the later theories like string and quantum mechanics it seems clear that his decision to stay away from the math is limiting, but understandable. Overall, very interesting book. The most interesting part to me was the descriptions of many of the tests on real data in early cosmology - measuring the distance of stars, clusters and etc.