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  • A Universe from Nothing

  • Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
  • By: Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Narrated by: Lawrence M. Krauss, Simon Vance
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,478

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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  • By Claire on 04-26-18

too much political commentary

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-17

What was most disappointing about Lawrence M. Krauss’s story?

Follows the terrible trend in popular science writing, with repeated commentary interspersed throughout the material that is meant to mock people who are scientifically ignorant. I'm agnostic and a non-believer but I am tired of scientific explanations being interrupted by opinions about whatever stupid thing some Pope once said, or how stupid school boards in Alabama or Louisiana are for failing to listen to scientists. Its another example of some popular scientists winning cheap points just preaching to the choir; its not going to enlighten anyone.

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