Big Bang in a Little Room

The Quest to Create New Universes

Author: Zeeya Merali

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780465065912

Category: Science

Page: 320

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An award-winning science writer takes us into the lab to answer some of life’s biggest questions: How was the universe created? And could we create our own? What if you could become God, with the ability to build a whole new universe? As startling as it sounds, modern physics suggests that within the next two decades, scientists may be able to perform this seemingly divine feat--to concoct an entirely new baby universe, complete with its own physical laws, star systems, galaxies, and even intelligent life. A Big Bang in a Little Room takes the reader on a journey through the history of cosmology and unravels--particle by particle, theoryby theory, and experiment by experiment--the ideas behind this provocative claim made by some of the most respected physicists alive today. Beyond simply explaining the science,A Big Bang in a Little Room also tells the story of the people who have been laboring for more than thirty years to make this seemingly impossible dream a reality. What has driven them to continue on what would seem, at first glance, to be a quixotic quest? This mind-boggling book reveals that we can nurse other worlds in the tiny confines of a lab, raising a daunting prospect: Was our universe, too, brought into existence by a daring creator?
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Transhumanism

Engineering the Human Condition : History, Philosophy and Current Status

Author: Roberto Manzocco

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030049582

Category: Anthropology

Page: 293

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This book is designed to offer a comprehensive high-level introduction to transhumanism, an international political and cultural movement that aims to produce a "paradigm shift" in our ethical and political understanding of human evolution. Transhumanist thinkers want the human species to take the course of evolution into its own hands, using advanced technologies currently under development? such as robotics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cognitive neurosciences, and nanotechnology? to overcome our present physical and mental limitations, improve our intelligence beyond the current maximum achievable level, acquire skills that are currently the preserve of other species, abolish involuntary aging and death, and ultimately achieve a post-human level of existence. The book covers transhumanism from a historical, philosophical, and scientific viewpoint, tracing its cultural roots, discussing the main philosophical, epistemological, and ethical issues, and reviewing the state of the art in scientific research on the topics of most interest to transhumanists. The writing style is clear and accessible for the general reader, but the book will also appeal to graduate and undergraduate students.
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Parallel Universes Explained

Author: Ryan Jeffrey Farber

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1978504403

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Since the time of Einstein, ideas of parallel universes have grown from far-out concepts to mature scientific theories. Using everyday analogies and do-it-yourself models to simplify intimidating concepts, students will learn about the most fascinating topics in modern cosmology, such as the big bang theory, inflation, wormholes, and higher dimensions. Student learning is enhanced by illuminating diagrams and informative sidebars that explore related timely topics in depth. This book supports the Next Generation Science Standards' emphasis on evidence-based theories by discussing past observations and future tests of each parallel universe theory.
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Rod's Room: a New Earth and a New Universe

Author: Rodney Bartlett

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469122502

Category: Fiction

Page: 111

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This book is made up of short articles, poems and stories that speculate on the future and seek to combine science with medicine and ideas which have always been regarded as belonging to religion or science fiction. The four short articles at the start (Gates>STARGATE, How to Create Universes, Building Doctor Who's TARDIS and Darwin's Evolution Unifies Universe) give the reader a condensed view of the conclusions my reading and thinking led me to. They seem to help explain points in each other. After these four are written the steps taken since 1999 to arrive at my conclusions.
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Arrugas en el tiempo

Author: George Smoot,Keay Davidson

Publisher: Grano de Sal

ISBN: 6079824922

Category: Science

Page: 328

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Todo lo que somos y todo lo que nos rodea proviene de un mismo lugar y un mismo momento: el Big Bang. La cosmología contemporánea, esa disciplina en que la astronomía convive con la física cuántica y la relatividad general para estudiar el origen y la evolución temprana del universo, explica el surgimiento y la distribución de los cuerpos celestes y los elementos químicos. George Smoot y Keay Davidson presentan en este libro un recuento de los hitos que a lo largo del siglo XX transformaron nuestro modo de comprender el cosmos; es además una emocionante bitácora de las aportaciones del propio Smoot —con globos que ascienden a la estratosfera, aviones bombarderos adaptados para la exploración científica, severos viajes a la Antártida, todo ello aderezado con las rivalidades entre distintos grupos de investigación— para escudriñar en el fondo cósmico de microondas, como nunca se había hecho antes, en busca de pequeñas irregularidades —las "arrugas en el tiempo" del título— en la estructura del espacio-tiempo en los primeros momentos del Big Bang. Tal vez la contagiosa pasión que irradia este libro provenga de la certeza de George Smoot de que esos hallazgos fueron "como mirar a Dios" pues logró "vislumbrar el momento mismo de la creación". Por eso Stephen Hawking consideró que éste fue "el descubrimiento científico del siglo, si no es que de todos los tiempos".
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From Big Bang to Big Mystery

Human Origins in the Light of Creation and Evolution

Author: Brendan M. Purcell

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 1565484339

Category: Religion

Page: 365

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In this fascinating, accessible and thorough study, renowned priest and academic Brendan Purcell combines the latest discoveries in paleoanthropology, genetics, neuroscience, and other sciences with the insights of philosophers and theologians to address the question of the Big Bang of Human Consciousness. Purcell shows the complementarity these disciplines can bring to an understanding of the mystery of human existence.
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Deciphering the Lost Symbol

Freemasons, Myths and the Mysteries of Washington,

Author: Christopher Hodapp

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569758182

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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DISCOVER THE SECRETIVE BROTHERHOOD BEHIND DAN BROWN'S THE LOST SYMBOL Freemason influence on the founding of Washington, D.C., is evident throughout the city's buildings, statues and monuments--but it's written in coded symbols that few people understand. Dan Brown's new thriller sends symbologist detective Robert Langdon through the capital to unravel its Masonic secrets. Now in Deciphering The Lost Symbol, Freemason expert Christopher L. Hodapp compares each clue and plot twist in Brown's story to the true facts. •Discover the meaning of "The Lost Word" •Decode Masonic and alchemical symbolism •Explore the innermost rooms of Masonic lodges and temples •Visit the restricted area of the U.S. Capitol and other landmarks •Uncover secret patterns in Washington, D.C.'s maps and monuments •Crack the codes buried in The Lost Symbol's artwork and puzzles
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The mystery of time

humanity's quest for order and measure

Author: John Langone

Publisher: Natl Geographic Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Chronicles a visual journey through humanity's efforts to measure and quantify time, from watching the geese fly south for the winter to modern cosmology.
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