Ultimate Explanations of the Universe

Author: Michael Heller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642021034
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We humans are collectively driven by a powerful - yet not fully explained - instinct to understand. We would like to see everything established, proven, laid bare. The more important an issue, the more we desire to see it clarified, stripped of all secrets, all shades of gray. What could be more important than to understand the Universe and ourselves as a part of it? To find a window onto our origin and our destiny? This book examines how far our modern cosmological theories - with their sometimes audacious models, such as inflation, cyclic histories, quantum creation, parallel universes - can take us towards answering these questions. Can such theories lead us to ultimate truths, leaving nothing unexplained? Last, but not least, Heller addresses the thorny problem of why and whether we should expect to find theories with all-encompassing explicative power.

Our Mathematical Universe

Author: Max Tegmark
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307744256
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Max Tegmark, one of the most original physicists at work today, leads us on an astonishing journey to explore the mysteries uncovered by cosmology and to discover the nature of reality. Part-history of the cosmos, part-intellectual adventure, 'Our Mathematical Universe' travels from the big bang to the distant future via parallel worlds, across every possible scale - from the sub-atomic to the intergalactic - showing how mathematics provides the answers to our questions about the world.

The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing The Cosmos

Author: David Dickinson
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624145450
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Definitive Resource for Viewing the Night Sky David Dickinson, Earth science teacher and backyard astronomer, and Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today, have teamed up to provide expert guidance on observing the night sky. The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos features the best tips and tricks for viewing our solar system and deep sky objects, as well as detailed charts, graphs and tables to find must-see events for years to come. This comprehensive guide is complete with stunning and exclusive photography from top night sky photographers, as well as advice on how to take your own incredible photos. Take your recreational viewing to the next level with activities like: Finding comets and asteroids Tracking variable stars Monitoring meteor showers Following solar activity Tracking satellites Timing lunar and asteroid occultations With star charts, practical background information, technological resources and telescope and astrophotography guides, this is the ultimate resource for any backyard space enthusiast.

The Ultimate Theory of the Universe

Author: Pram Nguyen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462834671
Format: PDF, ePub
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Modern scientists are on the verge of crises for new guidance for their research in the 21st century because of new technologies, which have shed light on new discoveries that contradict with the Standard Model and the Big Bang theory. The Ultimate Theory of the Universe not only explains the structure of the cosmos, but also the spiritual facet that the 20th century science has never studied in depth. This book may be used as guidance for both scientists and ordinary people to live a meaningful life. REASONS YOU SHOULD OWN THE ULTIMATE THEORY OF THE UNIVERSE (THE LINK BETWEEN SCIENCE AND BUDDHISM FOR BETTER LIVING ON EARTH IN THE 21ST CENTURY) New Guidance for Research in the Twenty-First Century New Book Boldly Fuses Science, Religion, and Philosophy * The only complete source of information on Buddhism and modern science * Revealed in innovative new concepts on space and time measurements! * Get expert guidance on searching for the truth * Practical solutions to tough human problems * Everything you need to discover the latent potentialities within you and your environment! A COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE EXPLORING A BROAD SPECTRUM OF LIFE AND THE UNIVERSE No God, no Brahma can be found, No mater of this wheel of life, Just bare phenomena roll Dependent on conditions all! Visuddhimagga Unlike an animal, man requires more than mere physical comfort and needs help to cope with his frustration and miseries arising from his daily experience. We seem to have an instinctive urgent to seek the Truth, but somehow lack the capacity to find it. The dilemma of trying to set up an absolute standard is merely one of the many puzzles that have harassed mankind since the dawn of civilization. Mans search for Truth has been a never-ending obsession. The Ultimate Theory of The Universe is a bridge between modern science and Buddhism. The author had tried to use Buddhism as a compass for the people of the 21st century. It seeks to answer major questions about Buddhism relation to modern science. ARRANGED INTO THIRTEEN COMPREHENSIVE SECTIONS It isnt fair to say that despite all the scientific progress achieved and the advantages conferred on man, science leaves the inner world basically unchanged. It has only heightened mans feeling of dependence and insufficiency, and has barely scratched the surface of mans inner world. Modern scientists are on the verge of crises for new guidance for their research in the 21st century because of new technologies, which have shed light on new discoveries that contradict with the Standard Model and the Big Bang theory. In addition to its failure to bring security to mankind, science has also made everyone feel even more insecure by threatening the world with the possibility of wholesale destruction. On the other hand, it is not difficult to understand that many of the views held in many religions regarding the cosmos and life are just conventional thoughts of which have long been superseded. It is a general truth to say that religions have greatly contributed to human development and progress. They have laid down value and standards and formulated principles to guide human life. But, for all the good they have done, religions can no longer survive in the modern scientific age if the followers insist on imprisoning truth into set forms and dogmas, on encouraging ceremonies and practices which have been depleted of their original meaning. Technology has pushed us to the brink of advancement. But the new discoveries and achievements in science are contradicting to the accepted classic theories of today. This conflict calls for a new platform of alignment to guide the world to

The Ultimate Fate of the Universe

Author: Jamal N. Islam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521248140
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This book describes what will ultimately happen to the contents of the universe. To understand the universe in the far future, we must first describe its present state and structure on the grand scale, and how its present properties arose. Dr Islam explains these topics in an accessible way in the first part of the book. From this background he speculates about the future evolution of the universe and predicts the major changes that will occur. The author has largely avoided mathematical formalism and therefore the book is well suited to general readers with a modest background knowledge of physics and astronomy.

The Universe in a Nutshell

Author: Stephen W. Hawking
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 055380202X
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The author explores recent scientific breakthroughs in the fields of supergravity, supersymmetry, quantum theory, superstring theory, and p-branes as he searches for the Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos.

Theism and Ultimate Explanation

Author: Timothy O'Connor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444350889
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An expansive, yet succinct, analysis of the Philosophy of Religion – from metaphysics through theology. Organized into two sections, the text first examines truths concerning what is possible and what is necessary. These chapters lay the foundation for the book’s second part – the search for a metaphysical framework that permits the possibility of an ultimate explanation that is correct and complete. A cutting-edge scholarly work which engages with the traditional metaphysician’s quest for a true ultimate explanation of the most general features of the world we inhabit Develops an original view concerning the epistemology and metaphysics of modality, or truths concerning what is possible or necessary Applies this framework to a re-examination of the cosmological argument for theism Defends a novel version of the Leibnizian cosmological argument