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A Universe from Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss
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Apr 23, 12

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Read from April 17 to 22, 2012

A great book. Incredibly engaging and interesting science, written in a way that makes it accessible to pretty much anyone. I'd unreservedly recommend it to anyone.

My one quibble was that Krauss has a tendency to keep making snipes at Creationist alternatives throughout the book, seemingly for no reason other than to be snarky. Engaging with these on a more serious level, as he does towards the end of the book, was fine and definitely warranted - he doesn't give the ideas a lot of respect, but they don't really deserve them.

I may happen to agree with his views 100% but I thought the constant digressions to wail on the intellectual whipping-boy of Creationism were an unnecessary distraction - one that could potentially turn off religious readers who could do with the scientific content.
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