Lawrence Krauss' book comes out today. Teehee.
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10-01-2012, 01:37 PM
Lawrence Krauss' book comes out today. Teehee.
I've been waiting for this for about a year and it's finally out today. It's an expansion of the popular video that's been thrown around (I just used it again today. Yellow background, intro by Richard Dawkins.) Strangely enough, this book also features commentary by Richard Dawkins. I'll be picking it up today or tomorrow. My nipples are pointy.


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10-01-2012, 01:53 PM
RE: Lawrence Krauss' book comes out today. Teehee.
Thanks for this, BC. I'm on Sam Harris's mailing list, and his e-mail this morning, "Recommended Reading," was all about the Krauss book. I'm planning to pick it up.

Harris included these blurbs:

"In A Universe from Nothing, Lawrence Krauss has written a thrilling introduction to the current state of cosmology—the branch of science that tells us about the deep past and deeper future of everything. As it turns out, everything has a lot to do with nothing—and nothing to do with God. This is a brilliant and disarming book."
--Sam Harris, author of The Moral Landscape

“A series of brilliant insights and astonishing discoveries have rocked the Universe in recent years, and Lawrence Krauss has been in the thick of it. With his characteristic verve, and using many clever devices, he’s made that remarkable story remarkably accessible. The climax is a bold scientific answer to the great question of existence: Why is there something rather than nothing.”
-- Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate and Herman Feshbach professor at MIT, author of The Lightness of Being

"With characteristic wit, eloquence and clarity Lawrence Krauss gives a wonderfully illuminating account of how science deals with one of the biggest questions of all: how the universe's existence could arise from nothing. It is a question that philosophy and theology get themselves into muddle over, but that science can offer real answers to, as Krauss's lucid explanation shows. Here is the triumph of physics over metaphysics, reason and enquiry over obfuscation and myth, made plain for all to see: Krauss gives us a treat as well as an education in fascinating style."
--A. C. Grayling, author of The Good Book

"We have been living through a revolution in cosmology as wondrous as that initiated by Copernicus. Here is the essential, engrossing and brilliant guide."
--Ian McEwan

“Nothing is not nothing. Nothing is something. That's how a cosmos can be spawned from the void -- a profound idea conveyed in A Universe From Nothing that unsettles some yet enlightens others. Meanwhile, it's just another day on the job for physicist Lawrence Krauss.”
-- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History

Hope the nips aren't chafing.

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11-01-2012, 05:10 PM
RE: Lawrence Krauss' book comes out today. Teehee.
I understand this book is said to be the final nail in the coffin of Christianity/Creationism. True?

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11-01-2012, 06:01 PM
RE: Lawrence Krauss' book comes out today. Teehee.
(11-01-2012 05:10 PM)germanyt Wrote:  I understand this book is said to be the final nail in the coffin of Christianity/Creationism. True?

Siiiigh, one can only hope.

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11-01-2012, 09:23 PM
RE: Lawrence Krauss' book comes out today. Teehee.
(11-01-2012 06:01 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(11-01-2012 05:10 PM)germanyt Wrote:  I understand this book is said to be the final nail in the coffin of Christianity/Creationism. True?

Siiiigh, one can only hope.

Let's pray it's true.

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12-01-2012, 11:26 AM
RE: Lawrence Krauss' book comes out today. Teehee.
I really want it, but I have too much to read at the moment.

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12-01-2012, 01:20 PM
RE: Lawrence Krauss' book comes out today. Teehee.
Really? You've been waiting a year for this?....................go read a song of ice and fire.

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12-01-2012, 01:46 PM
RE: Lawrence Krauss' book comes out today. Teehee.
I want to read this, but I already have so many books to read. Oh well, added it to my wishlist anyway.
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12-01-2012, 02:50 PM
RE: Lawrence Krauss' book comes out today. Teehee.
(11-01-2012 05:10 PM)germanyt Wrote:  I understand this book is said to be the final nail in the coffin of Christianity/Creationism. True?

No matter how much reason,evidence or logic you use.
You are not going to persuade a theist.

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12-01-2012, 02:55 PM
RE: Lawrence Krauss' book comes out today. Teehee.
(12-01-2012 02:50 PM)znk666 Wrote:  
(11-01-2012 05:10 PM)germanyt Wrote:  I understand this book is said to be the final nail in the coffin of Christianity/Creationism. True?

No matter how much reason,evidence or logic you use.
You are not going to persuade a theist.


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