A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing

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Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place.

“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?”

One of the few prominent scientists today to have crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss describes the staggeringly beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending new theories that demonstrate not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing. With a new preface about the significance of the discovery of the Higgs particle, A Universe from Nothing uses Krauss’s characteristic wry humor and wonderfully clear explanations to take us back to the beginning of the beginning, presenting the most recent evidence for how our universe evolved—and the implications for how it’s going to end.

Provocative, challenging, and delightfully readable, this is a game-changing look at the most basic underpinning of existence and a powerful antidote to outmoded philosophical, religious, and scientific thinking.

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Sachin Naik
September 21, 2014
There is no evidence for whatever Lawerence mentions in his books. I feel he is only selling his thoughts for quick money making or to gain attention. What else a human being can do?. No different from religious literature.
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Ghydeon “G-man Graves” Stuart
April 20, 2016
Plenty of history ranging from the beginnings of Copernicus to the Higs boson, with a substantial amount of ridicule towards religion in between. These smart fellows are extremely apathetic to human emotions and take it up with religion. This isn't a theological debate, stick with the science.
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Dennis Janicek
May 18, 2017
Lawrence Krauss - A Whole Universe From Nothing?** #Sürdürülebilirlik #Sustainability #süreklilik #continuity https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aEDAsvuL0n8 1. Awesome read. The physics in the book proves universe can be self-generating. With this, the universe is a self-licking ice cream cone and God is not needed. __a. Secularism teaches the «how» precedes the «why». How we got here is in the book. The why is necessity after that. Thus God is not fundamental then we can understand that those without God do very well. __b. In religion, the «why» precedes the «how». Creationism provides the why. God is fundamental. So we should hate sin and throw a hand grenade at a bum. The reason is that God is not talking to us, but the clerics are acting in place of God. 2. The scientific arguments are overwhelming as the author's presumption. He says, «Read Steven Weinberg, Peter Atkins, Martin Rees, Stephen Hawking. And now we can read Lawrence Krauss for what looks to me like the knockout blow.» Elsewhere, Lawrence uses Woody Allen humor to lighten the book. 2. However, what the book is that God is not based on need, but is based on evidence. The evidence is God's calling on us. See: Ephesians 1:3 For he_"chose"_ us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he _"predestined"_ us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely _"given"_ us in the One he loves. https://www.bibleserver.com/text/NIV/Ephesians1%2C4-6 3. The book presents the physics needed to form an opinion that is presented in the book. So it is thought provocative and a must read.
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About the author

Lawrence Krauss, a renowned theoretical physicist, is the president of The Origins Project Foundation and host of the Origins Podcast. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications and nine books—including the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek—and the recipient of numerous international awards for his research and writing. Hailed by Scientific American as a “rare scientific public intellectual,” he is also a regular columnist for newspapers and magazines and appears frequently on radio and television.

Richard Dawkins is a Fellow of the Royal Society and was the inaugural holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is the acclaimed author of many books including The Selfish Gene, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, The Ancestor’s Tale, The God Delusion, and The Greatest Show on Earth. Visit him at RichardDawkins.net.

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