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READER á DOC Creation Revisited The Origin of Space Time and the Universe Penguin Science S ´ PETER ATKINS ´ ❮EPUB❯ ✺ Creation Revisited The Origin of Space Time and the Universe Penguin Science S Author Peter Atkins – Johns-cycling-Lest things appeared when the cosmos was formed PW Atkins argues against the need for a creator He tackles such uestions as how coiled space time emerged by chance out of its own dust why physical change is always driven by decay and increasing chaos and how consciousness reuired both a warm stable platform like the Earth and a four dimensional universe of space and time He examines why light travels in straight lines and why there is only one dimension of time as well as the m My version a gift from a physicist is simply entitled The Creation which is a bit catchy than the really peculiar title the ISBN search surfaced Heck even the name of the author is different to the point where I wonder if this is even the book I read But the ISBN is the same the date of publication the same the publishing house the same Most peculiar My book by PW Atkins was a bit of early 80s hard science speculation about the creation of a non theistic universe Atkins posits a universe devoid of purpose in which the only reason being exists is to decayIt's grimly mechanistic so grim it's almost gleeful if one can visualize such a thing Beyond that though there are points where the book just doesn't make sense Talking about the behavior of H20 in a one dimensional universe for example when you've already established dimensionality as a necessary aspect of particlesDidn't find myself converted or compelled by the argumentation but some of the images were thought provoking

Creation Revisited The Origin of Space Time and the Universe Penguin Science SLest things appeared when the cosmos was formed PW Atkins argues against the need for a creator He tackles such uestions as how coiled space time emerged by chance out of its own dust why physical change is always driven by decay and increasing chaos and how consciousness reuired both a warm stable platform like the Earth and a four dimensional universe of space and time He examines why light travels in straight lines and why there is only one dimension of time as well as the m My version a gift from a physicist is simply entitled The Creation which is a bit catchy than the really peculiar title the ISBN search surfaced Heck even the name of the author is different to the point where I wonder if this is even the book I read But the ISBN is the same the date of publication the same the publishing house the same Most peculiar My book by PW Atkins was a bit of early 80s hard science speculation about the creation of a non theistic universe Atkins posits a universe devoid of purpose in which the only reason being exists is to decayIt's grimly mechanistic so grim it's almost gleeful if one can visualize such a thing Beyond that though there are points where the book just doesn't make sense Talking about the behavior of H20 in a one dimensional universe for example when you've already established dimensionality as a necessary aspect of particlesDidn't find myself converted or compelled by the argumentation but some of the images were thought provoking

READER ☆ Creation Revisited The Origin of Space Time and the Universe Penguin Science S ↠ Peter Atkins

Creation Revisited The Origin of Space Time and the Universe Penguin Science S º In this investigation into the nature of the cosmos PW Atkins explores the fundamental uestions of modern science the existence of the universe time chance life and consciousness Once we understand the building blocks of nature such as uarks electrons and the forces that hold them all together it becomes possible to reconstruct in principle the process which first led to elements then to complex organisms culminating in conscious human beings By claiming that only the very simp With my bio heavy background I have a good grasp on the theory of the origin of species Evolution and natural selection make wonderful sense and are able to occur without supernatural guidance It's not too demanding on my logic to speculate on an origin of life all you really need are some replicating organic building blocks and competition to really get things going While I am not trained in the science studying the origin of the planet Earth solar system and the galaxy I can grasp them as reasonable conseuences of the Big Bang But what were things like before that bang? If all the matter and anti matter? of the universe was concentrated as a tiny thing where did it come from? And the laws of physics when do they enter the picture? How do we get spontaneous unprovoked materialization of universes? At this point my brain starts to reel a bitAtkins's brief book provides some welcome guidance He puts BIG PICTURE ideas in terms that a non cosmological person can follow mostly I admit one of the best aspects are the chapter titles eg Obvious things Why things change Where things change Creating things Most of the book is laying a foundation of what we know about the simplest of things uarks and reality in terms of other dimensions coming to the conclusion that a timespace of four dimensions is about optimal He holds that by cutting finer and finer slices of the Mystery of Creation we'll eventually understand it all and expresses great confidence in this eventuality than I would give The last few chapters are speculations he admits of how the universe might have come into being The book was not entirely satisfying but I didn't expect to find the mechanism of creation but I gleaned some interesting ideas Even though the scientific approach to this uestion involves ample hand waving as Atkins insists it is a matter of simplicity It is hard for us to imagine our universe as originating from a sudden random amalgamation of matter popping into existence probably after many unsuccessful attempts with 1 and 2 dimensional universes Yet I find such an explanation far likely than the alternative in which a conscious omnipotent being with clear but unknowable intent carefully dictates the creation of matter and the universal laws READER ☆ Creation Revisited The Origin of Space Time and the Universe Penguin Science S ↠ Peter Atkins

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Peter Atkins ↠ Creation Revisited The Origin of Space Time and the Universe Penguin Science S EBOOK Ost puzzling uestion of all how something can come from nothing First published in 1981 as The Creation this book has been revised ad includes an updated commentary and new chapter which considers how mathematics works as a description of the world and why it may provide the means of explaining the origins of the cosmos and consciousness Complete knowledge Atkins believes is just within our grasp; in substaining that claim he reveals the full power of modern scientific thinking A lot of important ideas in this masterpiece