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The Universe
Richard Osborne
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The Universe

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Where did the Universe come from? The single biggest and most difficult question that there is. From early religions through Greek Philosophy and Western Science man has attempted to discover the meaning of our place in the Universe. In the last twenty years these debates have been cast in a new light by amazing discoveries, big bang theory and ideas about new sub-atomic l ...more
ebook, 113 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Pocket Essentials (first published 2003)
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Written with a lot of humour and with a view to simplifying the various theories. In some places it looks oversimplified. Otherwise a fine book.
Liked it a lot, though I feel it needs a reprint with a couple more chapters of updates. Lots of new research since 2007. What I liked the most was the author's writing style and sense of humour, it was like reading a scientific Terry Pratchett.
Jussi Kenkkilä
The religion bashing (especially of Catholicism) was too much even for an atheist like me. Also, knowing anything about the theological and philosophical thinking of Newton would have made him less of an enigma as presented here.
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