Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Book - 2018 | First U.S. edition.
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Known for his breakthroughs in theoretical physics and his ability to make complex concepts accessible for all, Hawking was working on a final project at the time of his death: a book compiling his answers to the "big" questions that he was so often posed--questions that ranged beyond his academic field. Within these pages, he provides his personal views on our biggest challenges as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next.
Publisher: New York :, Bantam Books,, [2018]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781984819192
Characteristics: xxiii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary: Known for his breakthroughs in theoretical physics and his ability to make complex concepts accessible for all, Hawking was working on a final project at the time of his death: a book compiling his answers to the "big" questions that he was so often posed--questions that ranged beyond his academic field. Within these pages, he provides his personal views on our biggest challenges as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next.

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Thecryingprophet
Jan 16, 2019

Sadly, Hawking died denying the existence of God. As a pure scientist it should have been almost impossible for him to come to this conclusion.

The rigors of scientific study, research, measurements, and absolute black or white conclusions, should have made it impossible for him to end with this denial of truth. Thousands of Pure Scientist who for years were trained atheists have seen an unprecedented number of conversions to Christianity as they have applied all the rigors of science to The Holy Bible and found it to be, by far, the most historically accurate book in existence. In addition as they have applied the process of measuring the odds against just 5 of the first prophecies in the bible actually occurring, let lone in sequential order, entirely out of the realm of existence. More than 100+ HAVE OCCURED IN SEQUENTIAL ORDER...PLEASE, SOMEBODY EXPLAIN THIS TO ME? The more you apply these lenses to the Living Word of God it becomes even more baffling. Please, do not take my word for it. Reference for me, if you will, a man named Dale Tackett, a former commanding general of NORAD who served under many Presidents, a pure Astrophysicist, who is one of the best known men to convert.

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SEELOCHAN BEHARRY
Jan 04, 2019

This book is really a great read and lives up to the title. It is easy to read. Really enjoyed reading the thoughts of Hawking on the various big questions. Hawking managed to simply the knowledge of the various sciences to bear on the questions he attempted to answer shed light on. Highly recommended.

Seelochan Beharry
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The_Thin_Man
Dec 31, 2018

"It's the book every thinking person worried about humanity's future should read." - NPR
"Hawking argues that we are setting ourselves up for catastrophic failure. The rapid increase of the global population with the consequent need for ever more energy and food, our unstoppable encroachment into natural habitats, the huge amounts of air pollution due to the burning of fossil fuels, growing income disparity, cultural entrenchment — all of these combine into an explosive formula for disaster." - NPR. Also, Yi-An read this book. If you read it, LinkedIn her and let her know your thoughts.

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Einer2
Dec 19, 2018

Should be on the required reading list for everyone!

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lynx2ant
Nov 27, 2018

A brilliant, prescient man. The day I finished this book, two of his predictions came true: gene-editing of human embryos and landing a probe on Mars. It's worth a read.

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