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Edges of Science: Crossing the Boundary from Physics to Metaphysics

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Richard Morris guides the reader to the cutting edge of science - particle physics and cosmology. With theoretical speculation often outrunning experiment, scientists find themselves asking questions that were once considered metaphysical, not scientific.
Paperback, 244 pages
Published September 1st 1991 by Prentice Hall
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Bob Nichols
As indicated by the title, Morris' main emphasis is on the speculative reaches of cosmology. While the book is dated (1990), it nevertheless provides a good overview of modern cosmology. For perspective about how far we have come, Morris says that as recent as one hundred years ago, the Milky Way was thought to be the entire cosmos. Now, with the (speculative) prospect of multiple universes that are created over and over again, Morris makes a distinction between "universe" and "cosmos. Then, he ...more
Jenny
Sep 30, 2012 Jenny rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book immensely. Science reveals an astounding universe, from the smallest particles to the vast universe. So many unanswered questions, and still the ultimate question..how did we get here? A quantum fluctuation? What was before the Big Bang? All science lovers should read this and enjoy. Quite accessible in so far as material is accessible!

I reread parts of this book and I have to say that quantum physics and cosmology are enormously complicated and difficult to conceptualize. I
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Sameh Maher
Feb 15, 2013 Sameh Maher rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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كتاب جميل حاول الكاتب فيه تبسيط المسائل العلمية على قدر ما يستطيع من خلال سرد قصة العلم وبالتحديد فى موضوع نشأة الكون وعلاقته بالاكتشافات الحديثة من ناحية الكواركات و نظرية الانفجار الكبير ونظريات الانتفاخ الكونى وما لها وما عليها وبعض النظريات الحديثة جدا مثل الاوتار الفائقة
وبذكر الكاب موضوع ما عرض له ستيفن هوكنج من نظريات وما لها وما عليها
فى قال بجذاب جدا
رغم انى لم افهم كثيرا من المصطلحات التى تحتاج الى متخصصين الا ان كثير جدا من النقاط هى منطقية حتى وان لم تفهم ولديك اقل القليل من المعرفة ا
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Safaa Elsaprei
Jul 04, 2015 Safaa Elsaprei rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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كتاب مميز يشرح احدث النظريات عن نشأة الكون ويناقش مدى امكانية اثباته او تفنيده
.ايضا يفسر كيف تتداخل الميتفيزيقيا في الفيزياء ومالنتائج المترتب عن ذلك
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