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Old 02-14-2012, 08:49 PM
 
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SOMETHING FROM NOTHING ? [OFFICIAL] Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss [HD] 02-04-12 - YouTube

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Join critically-acclaimed author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and world-renowned theoretical physicist and author Lawrence Krauss as they discuss biology, cosmology, religion, and a host of other topics.

The authors will also discuss their new books. Dawkins recently published The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True, an exploration of the magic of discovery embodied in the practice of science. Written for all age groups, the book moves forward from historical examples of supernatural explanations of natural phenomena to focus on the actual science behind how the world works.

Krauss's latest book, A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing, explains the scientific advances that provide insight into how the universe formed. Krauss tackles the age-old assumption that something cannot arise from nothing by arguing that not only can something arise from nothing, but something will always arise from nothing.

Founded in 2008, the ASU Origins Project is a university-wide transdisciplinary initiative aimed at facilitating cutting edge research and inquiry about origins questions, enhancing public science literacy, and improving science education. Since its inception, the Origins Project has brought the world's leading scientists, including Nobel Prize winners, to Tempe to explore origins questions. The Origins Project has hosted workshops and public events that have focused on questions as fundamental as the origin of the universe, how life began, the origins of human uniqueness, and the origins of morality.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:31 PM
 
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Those appear to be interesting books, but I don't have time to watch a two-hour YouTube presentation. I'll be looking for the books at the library or at Barnes & Noble, though.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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Thanks. Great presentation!
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Texas
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A Universe From Nothing is a very good read so far as I've made it into the book.

I'd highly recommend it.

Also, a Kindle reader for PC is the way to go if book stores are an inconvenience to get to.
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