The Dancing Universe: From Creation Myths to the Big Bang

In this provocative work, a brilliant young physicist argues that science and religion, far from warring disciplines, may both offer valid, even complimentary, explanations for the origins of the universe.Marcelo Gleiser begins by providing a broad, highly accessible outline of philosophical and scientific ideas about the universe through the last twenty five centuries, frIn this provocative work, a brilliant young physicist argues that science and religion, far from warring disciplines, may both offer valid, even complimentary, explanations for the origins of the universe.Marcelo Gleiser begins by providing a broad, highly accessible outline of philosophical and scientific ideas about the universe through the last twenty five centuries, from the ancient universal creation myths to contemporary theories on an ever expanding universe He also explores the lives and work of history s greatest scientists, including Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Einstein, and Stephen Hawking By exploring how scientists have unlocked the secrets of gravity, electromagnetism, time, and space, Gleiser offers fresh perspective on the debate between science and faith.Marcelo Gleiser writes as a scientist who believes in than just one approach to life s most enduring questions and views science as an endless process of discovery of the world both around us, and within.
The Dancing Universe From Creation Myths to the Big Bang In this provocative work a brilliant young physicist argues that science and religion far from warring disciplines may both offer valid even complimentary explanations for the origins of the univ

  • Title: The Dancing Universe: From Creation Myths to the Big Bang
  • Author: Marcelo Gleiser
  • ISBN: 9780452276062
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. A Dança do Universo = The Dancing Universe: From Creation Myths to the Big Bang, Marcelo Gleiser عنوان: رقص جهان: از اسطوره‌های آفرینش تا انفجار بزرگ؛

    2. I got this book from the library because I was interested in the title. No cosmology book that I had ever read before mentioned creation myths and the "Big Bang" in the same sentence. The book was a wonderful journey through humanity's attempts to explore and understand the complicated reality around them. It demonstrates (convincingly in my view) that the great rift between "science" and "religion" is not the fixed boundary that it is often portrayed to be. Galileo and Newton were deeply spirit [...]

    3. Wonderful introduction to physics and astronomy for those not in the area. Although he starts the book with the intention to show religious motivation in scientists thirst for answers, in my opinion the emphasis on religious aspects was fewer than it should or could have been. Even though, the book is very interesting for it brings (as far as possible) detailed information about cosmological studies, with good explanations for those who were not so good in physics at school. The final arguments [...]

    4. Com o objetivo de mostrar como o pensamento científico evoluiu desde os primeiros mitos de criação, o livro mostra como o ser humano sempre teve um fascínio em organizar o mundo a sua volta. O ponto em comum com os mitos de criação e a ciência moderna é a curiosidade que temos em entender o que acontece no mundo, o que diferencia são as abordagens que cada um faz.Além disso, o livro conta um pouco como várias teorias e descobertas científicas foram feitas, mostrando o lado mais human [...]

    5. Um livro com muito conteúdo! Explica sobre a evolução da ciência desde o início, lá da época de Galileu, e alguns filósofos e "cientistas" antes dele, até os dias de hoje, com a teoria do Big Bang. Recomendo para os que gostam do assunto. Quem não gosta de ciência, história e cosmologia, nem toque nesse livro! :)

    6. Along with Kuhn and Peat, a classic in the history-of-science library. Gleiser is a big contributor to the Edge website I also admire.

    7. It is a very book in popular science. A little bit too shallow, nevertheless a good starter in thw wonders of the cosmos

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