Tuesday, May 10, 2016

THE BIG PICTURE: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself - Review, Audio Link and Author Discussion

Idgie Says:
This is a hearty sized book where Sean decides to explain everything to us, and I mean everything.  The Cosmos, Life after Death, God, Consciousness, Morality and Atoms.  His titles can be interesting or scary - from coffee cup Universe explanations, Philosophical Zombies, Interpreting Quantum Mechanics to a discussion on whether Photons are Conscious or not.

I feel this is a great book for the knowledge seekers.  People who love to learn a little bit about everything. My 14 year old son was spotted flipping through the pages and checking it out.  Readers with a strong science adoration will really connect with this book.

Go check out Sean's website.  If you enjoy the site, you will enjoy this book.  He has several posts on the site about the book itself.  



May 10th, 2016

THE BIG PICTURE: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself, the third book by world-renowned Caltech theoretical physicist Sean Carroll. 
I don’t know if you’re familiar with Carroll, but like peers Brian Greene and Neil DeGrasse Tyson he’s kind of a science rockstar. (Stephen Hawking personally offered Sean a job twice—and he turned him down, twice. It’s a hilarious story.) He’s even appeared on The Colbert Report twice and gave a TED talk on the multiverse with over 1.3 million views!

In THE BIG PICTURE, Carroll uses short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes, personal asides, and rigorous exposition to illustrate to readers the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, the cosmic level, and the human level—and then how each connects to the other. Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed how human values relate to scientific reality, and more importantly, why it should matter that we understand how our world works.

Click HERE to read Sean's thoughts on this book and why it's important to share with readers. 

Click Here to listen to Sean tell the story of turning down Stephen Hawking for a job.