*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* "Vivid . . . impressive. . . . Splendidly informative."—The New York Times "Suceeds spectacularly."—Science "A tour de force."—Salon Already 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 level—and 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. From the Hardcover edition.
The post-Christian world we inhabit today presents us with a mundane and disenchanted view of reality. Under the sway of materialism and science, we have been left with a way of seeing, thinking, and living that has no place for beauty and wonder. We now live in a world bereft of magic and mystery. Many--including many Christians--no longer perceive the world in its proper light. As a result, the Christian imagination is muted. Moreover, the church has grown anti-intellectual and sensate, out of touch with the relevancy of Jesus and how to relate the gospel to all aspects of contemporary life. As a result, the Christian voice is muted. In this age Christian wholeness remains elusive, blunting the church's ability to present a winsome and compelling witness for faith. As a result, the Christian conscience is muted. Cultural Apologetics addresses this malaise by setting forth a fresh model for cultural engagement, rooted in the biblical account of Paul's speech on Mars Hill, which details practical steps for reestablishing the Christian voice, conscience, and imagination. Readers will be equipped to see, and help others see, the world as it is--deeply beautiful, mysterious, and sacred. With creative insights, Cultural Apologetics prepares readers to share a vision of the Christian faith that is both plausible and desirable, offering clarity for those who have become disoriented in the haze of modern Western culture.
Summary of The Big Picture by Sean Carroll | Includes Analysis Preview: The Big Picture by Sean Carroll is a scientific exploration of many essential questions of humanity, such as the meaning of life and the origin of the universe, considered from a poetic-naturalist perspective. “Poetic naturalism” is a way of describing the world that relies on observations and the use of consistent language when describing it. Consistent descriptions of phenomena consider only one microscopic or macroscopic layer of cause and effect at a time and accept that traits in the macroscopic level can be “emergent” from seemingly unrelated causes on the microscopic level. Using this ontology, scientists can establish that all things have a cause and that the universe contains all of the necessary information in the present moment to determine what will happen in the next. By applying Bayesian inference, a way of calculating probabilities using prior knowledge in addition to evidence and experience, this ontology can address major questions… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Big Picture by Sean Carroll | Includes Analysis · Overview of the Book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.
"'On the origin of Mind' is a detailed description of how the mind works. It explains the dynamics from the neuronal level upwards to the scale of group behaviour, society and culture."--Publisher's website.
Energy, Entropy, Atoms, and Quantum Mechanics form the very foundation of our universe. But how do they govern the world we live in? What was the difficult path to their discovery? Who were the key players that struggled to shape our current understanding? "The Cosmic Machine" takes you from the earliest scientific inquiries in human history on an exciting journey in search of the answers to these questions. In telling this fascinating story of science, the author Scott Bembenek masterfully guides you through the wonderment of how scientific discoveries (and the key players of those discoveries) shaped the world as we know it today. With its unique blend of science, history, and biographies, "The Cosmic Machine" provides an easily accessible account without sacrificing the actual science itself. Not only will this book engage, enlighten, and entertain you, it will inspire your passion and curiosity for the world around us.
Living Simply Abundant takes the reader on a journey to reconcile two divergent philosophies. Belief in abundance consciousness gives us the ability to see ourselves as co-creators in an infinite and malleable universe. Meanwhile, we live on a beautiful gem of a planet called Earth that is seemingly finite and suffering under the weight of enormous human impacts. With science, history, and personal stories, the author explores the abundant qualities of Earth and the cosmos, as well as the microscopic scale of quantum physics. In contrast to that abundance is the history of civilization that has devastated the Earth and polluted the human spirit with fear, war and aggression. Therein rests the question: Is the universe finite and subject to our abuse? Or is it infinitely abundant? Living Simply Abundant shows the reader the true abundance of the universe and how we, as conscious beings, can interact with the Universal energy field and co-create the world that we want.
As a college student, author “Captain Jack” Jaknovich yearned to understand the world. To do so, he began writing. In The Big Picture, he presents a host of essays compiled over the years that explain how actions, reactions, and consequences of various interconnected events follow an identifiable pattern in the past that points toward a goal of evolution for life from Earth into the universe. The Big Picture discusses how businesses and nongovernmental organizations use governments, the media, and other sources to manipulate people’s fears to ensure profits for themselves and their associates. Jaknovich shows how this multi-pronged strategy causes people to fear independent travel, limit perspectives to that of mainstream media, and remain impassive regarding unethical practices. The essays include guidance for the psychological revolution needed to ensure the survival of life in a sustainable manner. Drawing on interpretations from many realms of thought and study, The Big Picture presents a study on existence and evolution that can help humans live longer, happier lives.
Where do the unrighteous go after death? What is the plight of the guilty after the Day of Judgment? Are places like heaven, hell, and the lake of fire physical locations in the universe? Biblically based and scientifically reasoned answers to these questions, and more, lead to locating the planet Venus as one possible place for perdition. The book Venus: Don't Go There-What Science and Religion Reveal about Life after Death reviews past and present discoveries and provides future evidence for alliance between the physical sciences and the Bible. God ordained the sciences and religion to work together for the common good and to lead toward a comprehensive understanding of the future. Correlation between the Holy Scriptures and the sciences can work together to provide reasonable and meaningful truths. Through interdisciplinary study, the author deduces the ultimate destiny for unsaved humanity could be within the solar system, while providing a unique perspective to life after death.
"Understanding the connections between music and mathematics helps you appreciate both, even if you have no special ability in either field--from knowing the mathematics behind tuning an instrument to understanding the features that define your favorite pieces. By exploring the mathematics of music, you also learn why non-Western music sounds so different, gain insight into the technology of modern sound reproduction, and start to hear the world around you in exciting new ways"--Site Web de l'éditeur.