Before Time Began

The Big Bang and the Emerging Universe

Author: Helmut Satz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198792425

Category: Science

Page: 192

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What is the origin of the universe? What was there before the universe appeared? We are currently witnessing a second Copernican revolution: neither our Earth and Sun, nor our galaxy, nor even our universe, are the end of all things. Beyond our world, in an endless multiverse, are innumerable other universes, coming and going, like ours or different. Fourteen billion years ago, one of the many bubbles constantly appearing and vanishing in the multiverse exploded to form our universe. The energy liberated in the explosion provided the basis for all the matter our universe now contains. But how could this hot, primordial plasma eventually produce the complex structure of our present world? Does not order eventually always lead to disorder, to an increase of entropy? Modern cosmology is beginning to find out how it all came about and where it all might lead. Before Time Began tells that story.

Enneagram & Transformation

The systemic and processual Foundations of Gurdjieff's Enneagram

Author: Wolfgang W. Liebelt

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3743856662

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 39

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This Essay follows Gurdjieff's challenge: "Take the understanding of the East and the knowledge of the West - and then seek!""Enneagram & Transformation" is dedicated to the knowledge/science of the West, by examining and describing the systemic and processual foundations of the Enneagram. The result is the acknowledgement of the Enneagram as a universal Metamodel whose rules can be applied to analyze the most complex issues. The explanations presented in "Enneagram & Transformation" confirm what Gurdjieff taught his students in St. Petersburg:"Generally speaking, one must understand that the Enneagram is a universal symbol. All knowledge can be summarized in the Enneagram and interpreted with the help of the Enneagram. And so you can say that you only know, or understand, what you can insert into the Enneagram. What you can not fit into the Enneagram is not understood. "An additional way for further model creation is the extended form of the Enneagram based on relevant Gurdjieff's quotes - the EN-Cosmogram©.

Life in the Universe

The Abundance of Extraterrestrial Civilizations

Author: James Newsome Pierce

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1599424517

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 247

View: 6042


This book explores the science of extraterrestrial life, with a particular emphasis on the existence of intelligent alien civilizations. It introduces the reader to the basic chemistry associated with life on Earth and describes the planetary and stellar environments that allow us to exist. It also discusses the likelihood of alien life developing at other locations in our galaxy, along with the possibility that we will meet or communicate with them. This book is suitable for use as a text in an introductory "Life in the Universe" course. REVIEWS: Blog Critics Magazine written by Regis Schilken

Maps of Time

An Introduction to Big History, With a New Preface

Author: David Christian

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520271440

Category: History

Page: 642

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Presents a new perspective for looking at history from the origins of the universe to present day.

Boundaries of Evolution

What Would Darwin Think Now About Dna, the Big Bang, and Finite Time?

Author: Theodore R. Johnstone M.D.

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 149074567X

Category: Science

Page: 202

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Boundaries of Evolution describes the unlikelihood of evolutionary theory to explain how it is supposed to scale three major biological cliffs. The first cliff is the need for a logical explanation of how random chemical reactions could produce the first living cell from the primordial soup. The second is the problem of explaining how the first single-celled eukaryote evolved from a prokaryote. Mathematical improbabilities of evolutionary theory to scale the first two cliffs, in the time available, are demonstrated. The third insurmountable cliff is the necessity for a reasonable explanation of how millions of different kinds of multi-celled eukaryotes could have quickly evolved from single-celled eukaryotes. Random mutations occurring in DNA, accepted or rejected by natural selection, are hailed as the source of advancement for the increase in biotic complexity. The most common time for mutations to occur in the DNA is during replication. Therefore, evolutionary advancement should occur faster in biota with the most frequent replication cycles. If both evolutionary theory and the fossil record are correct, prokaryotes, which replicate in as little as 20 minutes took 2 billion years to evolve the first single-celled eukaryote. Single-celled eukaryotes, generally having shorter reproductive times than multi-celled eukaryotes, took another billion years to evolve the first multi-celled eukaryote. Then during Cambrian times, the multi-celled eukaryotes with the longest reproductive cycles literally exploded in diversity in a comparatively short time. How could this be? Other inadequacies of Darwin's theory are presented for everyone to see.

Importance and status of the Superconducting Super Collider

joint hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, second session ... June 30, 1992

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160397929

Category: Law

Page: 71

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Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology

Author: Robert Allen Meyers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780122274138

Category: Physical sciences

Page: 858

View: 8701


Following in the footsteps of the earlier editions, hundreds of the most respected scientists and engineers participated in the creation of this new edition, including many Nobel Laureates. The articles are in-depth, yet accessible, and address all of the key areas of physical science--including aeronautics, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computers, earth sciences, electronics, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nuclear technology, physics, power systems, propulsion, and space technology. (Midwest).

Voyages Through the Universe

Author: Andrew Fraknoi,David Morrison,Sidney C. Wolff

Publisher: Harcourt Brace College Publishers


Category: Science

Page: 595

View: 1562


VOYAGES THROUGH THE UNIVERSE provides students and professors with the ideal combination of authors and experience. It is written by an award-winning astronomy educator (Fraknoi) and two distinguished research scientists (Morrison at NASA and Wolff at NOAO). This author team combines the latest science with classroom-tested teaching strategies and a student-friendly approach. Through unique group activities and a focus on astronomy as a human endeavor, the authors engage and involve students, helping them both understand and enjoy astronomy. The market-leading technology package includes access to InfoTracCollege Edition (free!) and TheSky Student Edition CD-ROM (free!), as well as an optional package with the RedShift College Edition CD-ROM (including animations) along with an accompanying workbook.