The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself Author Sean Carroll
ISBN-10 1101984252
ISBN-13 9781101984253
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 480
Language English
Publisher Dutton
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Vivid impressive Splendidly informative TheNew York Times Succeeds spectacularly Science A tour de force SalonAlready internationally acclaimed for his elegant lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions Where are we Who are we Are our emotions our beliefs and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void Do human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview In short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes personal asides and rigorous exposition readers learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level the cosmic level and the human leveland then how each connects to the other Carroll s presentation of the principles that have guided the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life consciousness and the universe is dazzlingly unique Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us Our lives are dwarfed like never before by the immensity of space and time but they are redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning The Big Picture is an unprecedented scientific worldview a tour de force that will sit on shelves alongside the works of Stephen Hawking Carl Sagan Daniel Dennett and E O Wilson for years to come

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