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A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

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16 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Well done

I don't normally take the time to write reviews but I want to encourage others interested in cosmology and physics to read this book. I am a student at Purdue University and have a deep interest in science. This book was filled with entertaining and profound insight int...
I don't normally take the time to write reviews but I want to encourage others interested in cosmology and physics to read this book. I am a student at Purdue University and have a deep interest in science. This book was filled with entertaining and profound insight into new and possible discoveries in the cosmos. I agree with krauss's annoyance of theologians constantly bringing up " how could there be something from nothing" I experience people on a daily basis that try to be witty and talk against founded evidence and they can be hard to argue with because it feels like a waste of time lol. Well people buy the book, you will enjoy it, thanks

posted by Anonymous on January 28, 2012

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7 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

The title question is still unanswered

The author doesn't take long to run into a serious problem by stating early on that "nothing" has every bit as real a physical presence as "something". Oh really? This falls under the category of "not even wrong". The only way he can explain how the universe arose out...
The author doesn't take long to run into a serious problem by stating early on that "nothing" has every bit as real a physical presence as "something". Oh really? This falls under the category of "not even wrong". The only way he can explain how the universe arose out of "nothing" is to assume that "nothing" is a special kind of "something" and then all things are possible. How does a complete lack of existence have any physical presence at all? It implies a relationship that simply cannot exist. This goes way beyond religion or philosophy and demonstrates that humans apparently cannot fathom a complete lack of existence. The author is really saying that something has always existed, but this opens up a major can or worms, so to speak, and he prefers to say that Lucretius was wrong after all and here is all the scientific evidence to prove it. But, alas, the underlying assumption is flawed.

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    This was a good read. I only had problems with some of the book

    This was a good read. I only had problems with some of the book because my lack of education in this subject area. I would still recommend the book though because the main subject of nothing from nothing was understood.

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