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  • A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Lawrence M. Krauss
    • Narrated By Lawrence M. Krauss, Simon Vance
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    Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing? Krauss’ answers to these and other timeless questions, in a wildly popular lecture on YouTube, has attracted almost a million viewers. One of the few prominent scientists to have actively crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss reveals that modern science is indeed addressing the question of why there is something rather than nothing—with surprising and fascinating results.

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    If you could sum up A Universe from Nothing in three words, what would they be?

    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.


    What other book might you compare A Universe from Nothing to and why?

    This book fits very nicely on the shelf with Dawkins' 'God Delusion', Sam Harris' 'The End of Faith', and Hitchens' 'God is Not Great'.


    4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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