Gary Moring is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Einstein and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Theories of the Universe. He teaches physics and the history and philosophy of science at the University of Phoenix in Northern California. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence. He has also been a curriculum consultant for the University.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Theories of the Universeby Gary F. Moring, Gary F. Moring
You’re no idiot, of course. You know Heisenburg’s uncertainty principle has nothing to do with where you put your car keys. But modern cosmology is relatively complicated. The mystery of the universe definitely isn’t one we can flip to the end to see whodunit. That hasn’t stopped physicists, astronomers, and philosophers from searching
You’re no idiot, of course. You know Heisenburg’s uncertainty principle has nothing to do with where you put your car keys. But modern cosmology is relatively complicated. The mystery of the universe definitely isn’t one we can flip to the end to see whodunit. That hasn’t stopped physicists, astronomers, and philosophers from searching for clues! The topic is infinite (literally), but once you’ve read this book, you’ll have a solid idea of our place in the universe—and even where the cosmos itself might be headed. In this Complete Idiot’s , you’ll explore …
- Major religions, philosophical, and scientific theories concerning the nature and origin of the universe.
- “The theory of everything”—one coherent model that would explain how all the forces and particles of nature work.
- The fascinating and even sometimes bizarre implications of the latest theories.
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The contents of this book span centuries of thought. Topics from ancient numerology and alchemy to modern astrophysics are all touched on and clearly explained. A great source of information for anyone interested in how people have looked at the universe.
Other than the annoyingly frequent and often inaccurate references to Christianity and the Bible, it is a decent book. While simultaniously preaching about openmindedness, the author refuses to pass up an opportunity to misrepresent mainstream Christianity in such a way (by leaving out important information or simply mistating) as to make it look idiotic to even consider. It is simple to read and understand and fairly entertaining (when the author isn't boring the reader with his views on religion).