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When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity.

According to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history. The authors explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the “multiverse”—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature. They conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a “theory of everything”: the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, which, if confirmed, would represent the ultimate triumph of human reason.

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The Grand Design
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January 31st, 2014
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Collective Delusion
January 3rd, 2014
Unless all humans in all places and times suffer the collective delusion of our existence, the universe is finite, obeys laws of physics, and provides its own genesis. Perhaps it is the collective delusion that is divine. Cogitamus ergo universum sum.
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Very deep concepts - my brain hurts
August 23rd, 2013
The concepts covered in this book are difficult to understand. Mr. Hawking did a fantastic job simplifying those concepts. Despite his simplifications, by the end of the book, I was left accepting the theory rather than understanding it.
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Thr Grand Desing
June 4th, 2013
Very good book. It speeks about the M-theory, in refrences to a uncreated univers. It's a good try, but, as a greek phylosofer stated, "from nothing you obtain only nothing"...
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The Grand Design
May 30th, 2013
Excelent and informative.
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The new bible
April 4th, 2013
This book is a must read , becuase it tells you the story of how you are here today .
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February 7th, 2013
Not easy, not for faithful people
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