The New Universe and the Human Future: How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World

The New Universe and the Human Future How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World After a four century rupture between science and the questions of value and meaning this groundbreaking book presents an explosive and potentially life altering idea if the world could agree on a sha

  • Title: The New Universe and the Human Future: How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World
  • Author: Nancy Ellen Abrams Joel R. Primack
  • ISBN: 9780300167320
  • Page: 103
  • Format: ebook
  • After a four century rupture between science and the questions of value and meaning, this groundbreaking book presents an explosive and potentially life altering idea if the world could agree on a shared creation story based on modern cosmology and biologya story that has just become available it would redefine our relationship with Planet Earth and benefit all of humanitAfter a four century rupture between science and the questions of value and meaning, this groundbreaking book presents an explosive and potentially life altering idea if the world could agree on a shared creation story based on modern cosmology and biologya story that has just become available it would redefine our relationship with Planet Earth and benefit all of humanity, now and into the distant future Written in eloquent, accessible prose and illustrated in magnificent color throughout, including images from innovative simulations of the evolving universe, this book brings the new scientific picture of the universe to life It interprets what our human place in the cosmos may mean for us and our descendants It offers unique insights into the potential use of this newfound knowledge to find solutions to seemingly intractable global problems such as climate change and unsustainable growth And it explains why we need to think cosmically, act globally if we re going to have a long term, prosperous future on Earth.

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    1. This is a simplified version of the authors' View From The Center Of The Universe. The graphics are much better than in the first book, but in simplifying their message, the authors omit much of the scientific context that helps make their project understandable. In short, the authors seek to use findings from modern cosmology as shared symbolic guides to human action, both in its present tense and in its future tense. If you're daunted by the science, start with this book and then try View From [...]

    2. I've read many science and philosophy books looking for a writer that was willing to merge the two. This book does that. They outline what they call the Cartesian Bargain. Civilizations have previously always had a shared cosmology but after the arrest and trial of Galileo scientists have refused to comment on the philosophical implications of their findings and morality and meaning was left to the church. As a result our modern world doesn't have a shared cosmology. Philosophy is dominated by P [...]

    3. Nancy Abrams, AB'69AuthorFrom the author: "There is a new scientific picture of our universe, based on dark matter and dark energy, and it changes how we think about everything, from politics and economics to spirituality. This book, coauthored with one of the creators of the new theory, presents the new picture visually, included embedded videos, and suggests how it can and should expand our thinking in all fields."

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