Why Does E=mc2?

(And Why Should We Care?)

Author: Brian Cox,Jeff Forshaw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786752165

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 1871


The international bestseller: an introduction to the theory of relativity by the eminent physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw What does E=mc2 actually mean? Dr. Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of twenty-first century science to unpack Einstein's famous equation. Explaining and simplifying notions of energy, mass, and light-while exploding commonly held misconceptions-they demonstrate how the structure of nature itself is contained within this equation. Along the way, we visit the site of one of the largest scientific experiments ever conducted: the now-famous Large Hadron Collider, a gigantic particle accelerator capable of re-creating conditions that existed fractions of a second after the Big Bang.A collaboration between one of the youngest professors in the United Kingdom and a distinguished popular physicist, Why Does E=mc2? is one of the most exciting and accessible explanations of the theory of relativity.

Spiritual Practicality

The Seven Keys to the Mysteries of the Ageless Wisdom

Author: Rev. Douglas Fisichella

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504334175

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 218

View: 9042


Energy follows thought. Creation on any level is the result of conscious choice, facilitated by mind and brought into physical reality through action, based on the desire to see the idea “realized.” The understanding of these concepts brings extraordinary power and responsibility into the life of the so-called average person. These are not impractical ideas ill-suited to modern life. Spiritual Practicality is the integration of your spiritual life in its totality to practical living. You live spiritually through every experience, because your awareness is changed. When you truly live spiritually, you will find that every aspect of your inner life has a practical application in the modern world. The so called Success Principals of our age are the Spiritual Principals of the ages and the Ageless Wisdom teachings. Equipped with the Seven Keys to the mysteries, we will reveal the beauty, unity, and yes, the practicality of the spiritual life. There is something irresistible about this book. It is an unusual and masterful blend of common sense, clear writing, and advanced metaphysics in a style that is both mature and accessible. Wonderful for seekers of all ages and stages. Jonathan Ellerby PhD, bestselling author of Return to the Sacred Take the 7 keys and open the door to a realm of knowledge and wisdom masterfully presented by Ageless Wisdom student of 30+ years, Douglas Fisichella. Prepare to embark on a journey that will inspire your own greatness! Liz Sterling - Author, Radio Personality, Motivational Speaker A wonderfully broad survey of the universal wisdom teachings which lie at the heart of both eastern and western traditions. Rev. Fisichella displays an unusual knack for bringing the teachings alive, making them easily accessible and absorbing to both beginning and seasoned students. Kathryn Gann - Director, Theosophical Society in America


The Skeptic’S Guide to Charles Darwin and the Science of Persuasion

Author: David Cook

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524601829

Category: Science

Page: 422

View: 6047


Is the life unexamined by the fMRI not worth living? Can biology replace the humanities in capturing what it means to be human? Biomythology levels the playing field of skepticism, doing for Darwin and science what Richard Dawkins has attempted for God and religion. This irreverent romp reasons: "Once upon a time there were nine planetsscientific truth rests on the faith that future discoveries will not turn today's facts into tomorrow's fairytales." "Science is the art of arranging observations to fit theory. When applied to alter minds rather than matter, the evidence can be as convincing as a serial killer's smile on your first date." "With prenatal testing building better bell curves by controlling the gateway to our brave new world, eugenics is thriving." Biomythology will teach the skeptic to recognize over twenty rhetorical devices of scientific persuasion that can be borrowed to change our worldviews rather than the world we view.

Discovering Relativity

Author: Corona Brezina

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477780076

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6400


Scientists throughout history have made amazing discoveries, but few findings have rocked our world and our view of our place in the universe like the theory of relativity. Albert Einstein's observations and studies leading up to this game-changing discovery are recounted here, as are modern-day applications and current findings. This book also includes the contributions of other instrumental scientists and their studies, such as Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton, and James Clerk Maxwell. This engrossing story of the scientists and studies that lead to the theory of relativity will fascinate and educate history and science fans alike.

DNA of Mathematics

Author: Dr. Mehran Basti

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460239563

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 9230


For Dr. Basti, the explanation is straightforward though not simple: "Just as cells have dna, so mathematics has DNA in its structure." After years of research, he decided that his work had to contain a strong philosophical justification in order to stand the test of time. Part memoir and part manifesto, DNA of Mathematics introduces Mehran Basti's readers to both the research he has dedicated his career to and his personal background and beliefs which significantly impact his scientific work.

Religion and Science in Context

A Guide to the Debates

Author: Willem B. Drees

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135275122

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 1203


How should we think about religion, science, and their relationship in modern society? Some religious groups oppose evolution; some atheists claim science is on their side. Others reconcile their beliefs with science, or consider science and faith to deal with fundamentally different aspects of human life. What indeed is religion: belief or trust in God’s existence? How do we distinguish sense from superstition? What does science have to say on such issues? Willem B. Drees considers contemporary discussions of these issues in Europe and North America, using examples from Christianity and religious naturalism, and reflections on Islam and Tibetan Buddhism. He argues that the scientific understanding leaves open certain ultimate questions, and thus allows for belief in a creator, but also for religious naturalism or serious agnosticism. By analysing the place of values in a world of facts, and the quest for meaningful stories in a material world, Religion and Science in Context offers an original and self-critical analysis of the field, its assumptions and functions, and ends with a vision of its possible future.