Do you enjoy great detective puzzles? Do you like noticing small anomalies, and turning them into clues to an unexpected explanation? Do you like watching world-class scientists at work, piecing together insights to create new theories, and coping with disappointments when their theories appear to be disproved?
In the book “Our mathematical universe”, the mysteries being addressed are some of the very biggest imaginable:
- What is everything made out of?
- Where does the universe come from? For example, what made the Big Bang go “bang”?
- What gives science its authority to speak with so much confidence about matters such as the age and size of the universe?
- Is it true that the constants of nature appear remarkably “fine-tuned” so as to allow the emergence of life – in a way suggesting a miracle?
- What does modern physics (including quantum mechanics) have to teach us about mind and consciousness?
- What are…
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