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The concept is understandable, but the explanation is difficult to understand for non-scientists.
A Great Book!
This book definitely kept me reading. The topic is facinating and the author lays out facts in a way that keeps you wanting to know what’s on the next page. And although it is a very technical topic, this book was written so that the common man (like me) can easily understand what he is saying.
A fools book
Proof in the pudding
By johnny on the spot
Krauss lays out clearly what we actually know. Flights of fancy, personal opinions and discussion on religion all report for duty, but that isn't the meat here. The lesson is that in our human dive to know it all, what is out there - is out there, with or without us and unrelated to our stubborn belief in mathematical beauty or easy answers. The universe doesn't care if we understand or not. While some of the science is hard to swallow, it's the truth, it's happening and if we don't like what we find?
As Feynman said, "Go to another universe where the rules are simpler."
Somethin for Nothin
Mr. Krauss' book for the most part explained to a layman like me a lot of the intricacies relating to empty space, inflation, relativity and much more. And it was done in an enjoyable format.
Two books that compliment his arguments would be Irreligion by John Allen Paulos, a very short but to the point logical presentation against some of the arguments Krauss mentions about reasons to believe, or not believe, in a supreme clockmaker.
The second book, The Infinity Puzzle by Frank Close, gives an outstanding presentation of how science got from Bohr to The Higgs particle, presenting all the key players and their contributions.
Accessible to the layperson, witty prose and a re-framing of the eternal questions make this book a pleasure to read
Another great one!
I find it hilarious how one reviewer states how Krauss should stick to what he knows and not talk about subjects he knows nothing about (god). As if there is one person on this earth who knows more about that subject than any other, you wouldn't say the same for the tooth fairy, would ya?
As far as the content, there aren't many scientists who have the ability to convey their wealth of knowledge to the lay person as Dr Krauss can. A fascinating read. Buy it, read it, and learn your true orgins.
Some of this will definitely require a re-read, but this has truly become the backbone of atheism.
A conclusion from nothing!
By Curt Gordon
The author offers many exciting and interesting theories about the Universe which are fun to read and ponder. However, he uses his interesting theories in a sophomoric attempt to disprove that God exists. The parts of his book about God are like reading a movie review by a critic who has never seen the movie he is reviewing. The author should stick to what he knows about instead of wandering off into areas he actually knows very little about. His conclusions are meaningless because he obviously has a very limited knowledge base about the subject he is criticizing.
Let the philosophers and theologians complain all they want. Krauss does not make the mistake of getting bogged down too much in the philosophical side of "nothing". Instead he concerns himself with the reality of nature and explores how a universes can emerge from empty space. In the process, he gives the reader lots of information on the state of the art of astrophysics.
This book contains scientific information. No, it doesn't point to a Creator, but so what? I want to know the true nature of the universe. Thank you Mr. Krauss for making this information accessible to the general public.