Knocking on Heavens Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World by Lisa Randall“Science has a battle for hearts and minds on its hands….How good it feels to have Lisa Randall’s unusual blend of top flight science, clarity, and charm on our side.”
“Dazzling ideas….Read this book today to understand the science of tomorrow.”
The bestselling author of Warped Passages, one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” Lisa Randall gives us an exhilarating overview of the latest ideas in physics and offers a rousing defense of the role of science in our lives. Featuring fascinating insights into our scientific future born from the author’s provocative conversations with Nate Silver, David Chang, and Scott Derrickson, Knocking on Heaven’s Door is eminently readable, one of the most important popular science books of this or any year. It is a necessary volume for all who admire the work of Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Greene, Simon Singh, and Carl Sagan; for anyone curious about the workings and aims of the Large Hadron Collider, the biggest and most expensive machine ever built by mankind; for those who firmly believe in the importance of science and rational thought; and for anyone interested in how the Universe began…and how it might ultimately end.
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Threatened by the Protestant Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church demanded strict adherence to its dogma, enforced by the violent threat of Inquisition. Fear of heresy was in the air. He was such a brilliant writer. He was a tremendous wit. If there is any one single person who can be said to have created modern science, it's got to be Galileo. Ironically, Galileo himself was a faithful Catholic and gave his daughter, Virginia, to the Church.
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Who Was Galileo Galilei? Galileo was a man of many interests. Unlike today's scientists who become experts in very specialized areas, Galileo studied a wide range of topics from mathematics to astronomy to physics. He was also a teacher, inventor, and writer. Galileo may be best known for opposing the Catholic Church's view that Earth was the center of the universe, but he was in fact a religious person. As a teenager, he attended school in a monastery and dreamed of becoming a monk. In , Galileo's father sent him to the University of Pisa, Italy, to study medicine.