Step away from following scientists' explanations of the universe for a couple of years, and you'll find yourself years, or lightyears, behind. That's what I did, while I merely inhabited the universe for a while. Krauss does a great job with his own read, just like lectures he gives, explaining what's currently understood about the universe, and the evidence for it.
Creationists will find some points of argument against their view, but the book is not about creationism or otherwise. It's about observations which explain how the universe got to be what it is now (or was when the light we're seeing now started travelling toward us).
I started relistening almost as soon as I finished the first time, to bring into sharper focus the ideas which were new. This is one book which may be ideal for Whispersync. I wouldn't want to miss the author/lecturer's audible explanations, but it would be nice to have the print to review ideas already presented.
This book stimulated me to listen to the humorous and also recommended A User's Guide to the Universe, which helped round out my understanding of current concepts in cosmology.
It's liberal talk radio. I could get that on FM. I don't listen to talk radio, of any persuasion.
baseball steroid analysis earned the two stars.
disclaimer: Those who like this book may attribute my review to being part of "a group of hypereducated, ambitious overachievers who enjoy tremendous monetary rewards as well as unparalleled political power and prestige, and yet who manage to insulate themselves from sanction, competition, and accountability ..." -- Chapter 2. For the record, I don't think so.
I'll listen selectively where I've bookmarked.
Learning how base rates influence likelihood of test outcomes from his examples with blue and green cabs not only changed how I will teach Bayes theorem to young physicians, it will change how I explain treatment options to patients.
The best treatment optio I offer should be cause-effect action statements rather than abstract population percentages.
No way. There's a lot of reflection and insight to be gained from time spent pondering.
A good listen for anyone following news or recent history
Final tracking of bin Laden
A bit too long for one sitting but it never became wearisome
As good as a tale like this can be told.
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