Download PDF or read online The Universe Within Book by Neil Shubin and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2013-10-08 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year In The Universe Within, Neil Shubin reveals the connection between the evolution of the cosmos and the evolution of the human body. Just as the history of the earth is written in the rocks, so too is the universe’s 14-billion-year history written in the human body. Starting at the smallest level, with our very molecular composition, Shubin explores the question of why we are the way we are, tracing the formation of the planets, the moon, and the globe of Earth through the development of the organs, cells, and genes that make up human life.
Download PDF or read online The Universe Within Book by Neil Shubin and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2013-01-08 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : **Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)** From one of our finest and most popular science writers, and the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery as big as the world itself: How are the events that formed our solar system billions of years ago embedded inside each of us? In Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human bodies—our hands, heads, and jaws—and the structures in fish and worms that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. In The Universe Within, with his trademark clarity and exuberance, Shubin takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we look the way we do. Starting once again with fossils, he turns his gaze skyward, showing us how the entirety of the universe’s fourteen-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies. As he moves from our very molecular composition (a result of stellar events at the origin of our solar system) through the workings of our eyes, Shubin makes clear how the evolution of the cosmos has profoundly marked our own bodies. WITH BLACK-AND-WHITE LINE DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT
Download PDF or read online The Universe Within Us Book by Jane E. Harper and published by Baha'i Publishing Trust. This book was released on 2009 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A provocative look at the purpose of life through a mixture of religion, science and personal experience
Download PDF or read online From Quantum to Cosmos Book by Neil Turok and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In this visionary book, Neil Turok explores the great discoveries of the past three centuries - from the classical mechanics of Newton; to the nature of light; to the bizarre world of the quantum; to the evolution of the cosmos; and even the recent findings of Higgs bosons at the Large Hadron Collider. Each new discovery has, over time, yielded new technologies that have transformed society. Now, he argues, we are on the cusp of another major change: the coming quantum revolution that will supplant our digital age. Facing this new world, Turok calls for creatively re-inventing the way advanced knowledge is developed and shared, and opening access to the vast, untapped pools of intellectual talent in the developing world. Scientific research, training, and outreach are vital to our future economy, as well as powerful forces for peaceful global progress. Elegantly written and highly inspirational, The Universe Within is, above all, about the future - of science, of society, and of ourselves.
Download PDF or read online The Universe Inside You Book by Brian Clegg and published by Icon Books Ltd. This book was released on 2012-04-05 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Built from the debris of exploding stars that floated through space for billions of years, home to a zoo of tiny aliens, and controlled by a brain with more possible connections than there are atoms in the universe, the human body is the most incredible thing in existence. In the sequel to his bestselling Inflight Science, Brian Clegg explores mitochondria, in-cell powerhouses which are thought to have once been separate creatures; how your eyes are quantum traps, consuming photons of light from the night sky that have travelled for millions of years; your many senses, which include the ability to detect warps in space and time, and why meeting an attractive person can turn you into a gibbering idiot. Read THE UNIVERSE INSIDE YOU and you'll never look at yourself the same way again.
Download PDF or read online The Universe Within Book by Morton Hunt and published by Simon & Schuster. This book was released on 1982 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Interviews with scientists in the forefront of research and discovery in the workings of the mind underlie an examination of the brain's evolution, physiology, and functions and of thought processes, problem solving, and creativity.
Download PDF or read online Unconditional Love: The Universe Within You Book by Oksana Angel and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 163 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online The Universe Within Book by Neil Shubin and published by Pantheon. This book was released on 2013 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The best-selling author of Your Inner Fish traces the unique qualities of the human species to astronomical events that occurred millions of years ago, revealing how the molecular development of human life can be linked to the evolution of the cosmos.
Download PDF or read online The Little Book of Big Frontiers Book by John E. Worgul and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2012-09-06 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Most Christians are unaware that there is such a thing as a biblical cosmology. That is, we do not have a clear idea of the whole of creation, both visible and invisible, its parts and realms, and how they fit together. We live by bits and pieces of conflicting notions supplied by the Bible and the secular world, and there is little comprehension of the overall design of reality and the all-embracing vision of creation that the Bible provides and the Church has taught for centuries. The matter seems too complex for the typical contemporary Christian and so the matter is dropped as irrelevant. The consequences are deadly; ignorance breeds arrogance, indifference, and finally spiritual death. The Little Book of Big Frontiers intends to make the complex issue of cosmology understandable. Vivid and ordinary stories and images are used to illustrate extremely difficult concepts that will open up new frontiers for the reader. Readers will come away with a whole new understanding of the cosmos and how it works, integrating the interior realties of the soul with the world around them, rediscovering realms that were once known to the early Christians but, alas, are now lost within the secularization of our culture.
Download PDF or read online Socratic ignorance Book by Edward G. Ballard and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book is intended to offer an interpretation of an important aspect of Plato's philosophy. The matter to be interpreted will be the Platonic myths and doctrines which bear upon self-knowledge and self-ignorance. It is difficult to say in a word just what sort of thing an interpretation is. Rather than attempting to provide a set of rules or meta-rules supposed to define the ideally perfect interpretation, several distinctions will be suggested. I should like to distinguish the philological scholar from the inter preter by saying that the latter uses what the former produces. The function of the scholarly examination of a text is to make an ancient (or foreign) writing available to the contemporary reader. The scholar solves grammatical, lexical, and historical problems and renders his author readable by the person who lacks this scholarly learning and technique. The function of the interpreter is to make use of such available writings in order to render their content more intelligible and useful to a given audience. Thus, he thinks through this content, explains, and re-expresses it in a form which can be easily related to problems, persons, doctrines, or events of another epoch or of another class of readers. At the minimum, the interpretation of a philosophic writing may be thought to prepare its teaching for application to matters which belong in another time or context. Detailed application of a doctrine is, of course, still another thing.
Download PDF or read online The Immediacy of Mystical Experience in the European Tradition Book by Miklós Vassányi and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-01-19 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This volume examines mystical experiences as portrayed in various ways by “authors” such as philosophers, mystics, psychoanalysts, writers, and peasant women. These “mystical authors” have, throughout the ages, attempted to convey the unsayable through writings, paintings, or oral stories. The immediate experience of God is the primary source and ultimate goal of these mystical expressions. This experience is essentially ineffable, yet all mystical authors, either consciously or unconsciously, feel an urge to convey what they have undergone in the moments of rapture. At the same time they are in the role of intermediaries: the goal of their self-expression – either written, painted or oral – is to make others somehow understand or feel what they have experienced, and to lead others toward the spiritual goal of human life. This volume studies the mystical experiences and the way they have been described or portrayed in West-European culture, from Antiquity to the present, from an interdisciplinary perspective, and approaches the concept of “immediate experience” in various ways.
Download PDF or read online Mean Universe Book by Colin Wright and published by Asymmetrical Press. This book was released on 2013-12-23 with total page 83 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Every civilization has creation stories. Some are inspiring, others terrifying, while still others leave us with more questions than answers. But there's one consistency across them all: they attempt to explain how something emerged. How a species was born, how the world came to be, or how a civilization became capable of speculating about its own origins. Mean Universe is a collection of short stories about different aspects of creation, including Buki, Loop, Mean Universe, SB72, Cremation, Winter's Pet, Mindless Machine, and Son.
Download PDF or read online Light from the East Book by Alexei V. Nesteruk and published by Fortress Press. This book was released on with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In this unique volume, a new and distinctive perspective on hotly debated issues in science and religion emerges from the unlikely ancient Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition. Alexei Nesteruk reveals how the Orthodox tradition, deeply rooted in Greek Patristic thought, can contribute importantly in a way that the usual Western sources do not. Orthodox thought, he holds, profoundly and helpfully relates the experience of God to our knowledge of the world. His masterful historical introduction to the Orthodox traditions not only surveys key features of its theology but highlights its ontology of participation and communion. From this Nesteruk derives Orthodoxy's unique approach to theological and scientific attribution. Theology identifies the underlying principles (logoi) in scientific affirmations. Nesteruk then applies this methodology to key issues in cosmology: the presence of the divine in creation, the theological meaning of models of creation, the problem of time, and the validity of the anthropic principle, especially as it relates to the emergence of humans and the Incarnation. Nesteruk's unique synthesis is not a valorization of Eastern Orthodox thought so much as an influx of startlingly fresh ideas about the character of science itself and an affirmation of the ultimate religious and theological value of the whole scientific enterprise.
Download PDF or read online The New Physics and Cosmology Book by Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2004 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : What happens when the Dalai Lama meets with leading physicists and a historian? This book is the carefully edited record of the fascinating discussions at a Mind and Life conference in which five leading physicists and a historian (David Finkelstein, George Greenstein, Piet Hut, Arthur Zajonc, Anton Zeilinger, and Tu Weiming) discussed with the Dalai Lama current thought in theoretical quantum physics, in the context of Buddhist philosophy. A contribution to the science-religion interface, and a useful explanation of our basic understanding of quantum reality, couched at a level that intelligent readers without a deep involvement in science can grasp. In the tradition of other popular books on resonances between modern quantum physics and Zen or Buddhist mystical traditions--notably The Dancing Wu Li Masters and The Tao of Physics, this book gives a clear and useful update of the genuine correspondences between these two rather disparate approaches to understanding the nature of reality.
Download PDF or read online Universe Within Book by Melvin A. Felton Jr. and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2022-02-25 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Universe Within makes the case that the human brain is a physical model of the universe because of structural and dynamical similarities shared between the two systems based on the pictures emerging out of neuroscience and physics, respectively. The relationship between the human brain and the universe revealed by Melvin A. Felton, Jr. might be the missing principle that leads to the theory-of-everything.