From the acclaimed author of "Einstein s Dreams" and "Mr. g"
comes a meditation on the unexpected ways in which recent
scientific findings have shaped our understanding of ourselves and
our place in the cosmos.
With all the passion, curiosity, and precise yet lyrical prose
that have marked his previous books, Alan Lightman here explores
the emotional and philosophical questions raised by discoveries in
science, focusing most intently on the human condition and the
needs of humankind. He looks at the difficult dialogue between
science and religion, the conflict between our human desire for
permanence and the impermanence of nature, the possibility that our
universe is simply an accident, the manner in which modern
technology has separated us from direct experience of the world,
and our resistance to the view that our bodies and minds can be
explained by scientific logic and laws. And behind all of these
considerations is the suggestion at once haunting and exhilarating
that what we see and understand of the world is only a tiny piece
of the extraordinary, perhaps unfathomable whole.
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