Day the Universe Changed

Author: James Burke

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316091916

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 7618


The Day the Universe Changed presents a sweeping view of the history of science, technology, and human civilization and examines the moments in history when a change in knowledge radically altered man's understanding of himself and the world around him. James Burke examines eight periods in history when our view of the world shifted dramatically: In the eleventh century, when extraordinary discoveries were made by Spanish crusaders. In fourteenth-century Florence, where perspective in painting emerged. In the fifteenth century, when the advent of the printing press shook the foundations of an oral society. In the sixteenth century, when gunnery developments triggered the birth of modern science. In the early eighteenth century, when hot English summers brought on the Industrial Revolution. In the battlefield surgery stations of the French revolutionary armies, where people first became statistics. In the nineteenth century, when the discovery of dinosaur fossils led to the theory of evolution. In the 1820s, when electrical experiments heralded the end of scientific certainty. Based on the popular television documentary series, The Day the Universe Changed is a bestselling history that challenges the reader to decide whether there is absolute knowledge to discover-or whether the universe is "ultimately what we say it is."

The Day the Universe Changed

Author: James Burke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780563201922

Category: Knowledge, Sociology of

Page: 352

View: 8168


Examines the course of man's beliefs from the Middle Ages to today, focusing on the critical periods in history when the ideas and institutions that have transformed man's understanding of the world were born.

God, Life, Intelligence and the Universe

Author: Hilary D. Regan,Terence J. Kelly

Publisher: ATF Press

ISBN: 9780958639965

Category: Religion

Page: 174

View: 2786


The task given to the authors of the essays in this collection-3 scholars from 3 different continents-was to examine the phenomenon of intelligence. Human and animal intelligence is known to us. Extra-terrestrial intelligence and artificial intelligence are now serious topics for debate and discussion. The possibilities of extra-terrestrial intelligence and yet-to-be developed forms of artificial intelligence pose questions about how intelligent animals are and what the implications are for our concept of God and the salvific work of Christ. Contributors are: Anna Foerst (USA), John Puddefoot (UK) and Mark Worthing (Australia).

The Day I Changed the Shape of the Universe

Author: Stafford Williamson


ISBN: 1411637909


Page: 103

View: 5509


The author puts forth a theory of sub-atomic structure that echoes in scale all the way to the shape of the universe itself. Presents an alternative view to nuclear shell structure theory with implications and origins akin to "string theory" in simple to understand language. GENERAL READERSHIP


Fifty Round Trips Through History Technology Science Culture

Author: James Burke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743249768

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 2604


The best-selling author of The Knowledge Web examines the world of technology in a series of essays that originally appeared in his popular Scientific American column, examining everything from hypnotism to electromagnetic fields. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Global Heart Awakens

Humanity's Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love

Author: Anodea Judith

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 098886620X

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 6824


Positing that modern society is an adolescent culture, driven by greed and power and lying on the cusp of an era of spiritual growth and shifting values, this book explores mythic themes in various historical eras to explain the past, present, and future of the human experience. It suggests that the world is facing a rite of passage into adulthood and that a time of cooperation, stabilization, and sharing is approaching. With an original theory of history based on developmental psychology, including an analysis of masculine and feminine archetypes, this thoughtful guide weaves the narratives of human history and individuals' experiences into a path of enlightenment and a way to catalyze social change.

The Educational Technology Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide : Process and Products for Learning

Author: Steven Hackbarth

Publisher: Educational Technology

ISBN: 9780877782926

Category: Education

Page: 351

View: 2758


Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k, p, e, i, s, t.

Story and Simulations for Serious Games

Tales from the Trenches

Author: Nick Iuppa,Terry Borst

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136142770

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 2229


How to create a simulation where participants have a sense of freedom and personal control while still maintaining the structure necessary for an effective story is a difficult task indeed. This book examines how to create an engaging, effective story (necessary to teach participants), while relating practical considerations of building a simulation. It also looks at stories as classic ways of teaching and gathering knowledge and considers other theories of interactive narrative design such as synthetic story creation and management and participant-generated story experiences. It also discusses enabling technologies in artificial intelligence, synthetic characters design and development, speech recognition technology, 3D modelling, and the future of story-driven games. Story Driven Simulations reviews the existing efforts in this field as well as focusing on the recent efforts of Paramount Pictures and The Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California, where this expert author team created successful simulations for the U.S. Army, Department of Defense, as well as other educational simulations.

Universal You–And the Big Bang

How God Designed the Universe and Fine-Tuned It for Us and Evolution

Author: J. Howard Rock

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469156253

Category: Religion

Page: 132

View: 6089


To show from the Big Bang to the end of this universe observers and their souls are the reason for it all. How? By using published scientific facts, figures, and extrapolations from the bio-geo-chemo-physics fields of discoveries. Most of these discoveries are by the worlds top scientists and are generally accepted as facts. This book discusses how the four primary physical forces and the many fundamental constants, through their designed-in fine-tuning and governed interactions, formed the ongoing evolution of our universe. The steady flow of new scientific data and evidence since Isaac Newton has led to the Anthropic Principleits designed for us observers. The number of planets discovered in our galaxy alone, now many hundreds and increasing monthly, virtually leads to the assumption that we are not alone. Now many of those renowned cosmic discoverers publish strong personal suggestions that a super-intelligent mind, transcendent of the big bang, designed the whole works to produce observers. The singularity seems to have been a complete kit to create a universe full of inhabitable planets and observerson earth, thats us. The end product of observers everywhere is souls. Thats what God wants. The supply of hydrogen is finite, so is the universe since the stars will finally burn it all up. This, in turn, limits the number of souls produced for Gods transcendent realm of eternity. This author has discovered nothing but the designed pattern of events and their ultimate results. Read this book, assess the evidence, and you, too, will believe God did it all for his purpose.