Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Intervention Theory Essentials
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In 1905, a 25-year-old patent clerk named Albert Einstein demolished the 200-year-old certainty that Isaac Newton knew all there was to know about basic physics.

    • In a technical paper only a few pages long, Einstein sent a huge part of his current "reality" to
    • history's dustbin, where it found good company with thousands of other discards large and small.
    • In 1905, though, Newton's discard was about as large as the bin would hold.

    Now another grand old "certainty" hovers over history's dustbin, and it seems only a matter of time before some new Einstein writes the few (or many) pages that will bring it down and relegate it to history.

        • And, as was the case in 1905, every "expert" in the world laughs heartily at any suggestion that their certainty could be struck down.
        • Yet if facts are any yardstick — which should always be the case, but frequently isn't — Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is moving towards extinction.
    The Beginning and the End
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    In this fascinating journey to the edge of science, Vidal takes on big philosophical questions:

    • Does our universe have a beginning and an end or is it cyclic?
    • Are we alone in the universe?
    • What is the role of intelligent life, if any, in cosmic evolution?

    Grounded in science and committed to philosophical rigor, this book presents an evolutionary worldview where the rise of intelligent life is not an accident, but may well be the key to unlocking the universe's deepest mysteries.

    • Vidal shows how the fine-tuning controversy can be advanced with computer simulations.
    • He also explores whether natural or artificial selection could hold on a cosmic scale.
    • In perhaps his boldest hypothesis, he argues that signs of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations are already present in our astrophysical data.

    His conclusions invite us to see the meaning of life, evolution and intelligence from a novel cosmological framework that should stir debate for years to come.  [From: Amazon]

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    Intervention Theory Essentials

    Intervention Theory Essentials In 1905, a 25-year-old patent clerk named Albert Einstein demolished the 200-year-old certainty that Isaac Newton knew all there was to know about basic physics. In a technical paper only a few pages long, Einstein sent a huge part of his current "reality" to history's dustbin, where it found...

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    Beginning and the End

    The Beginning and the End In this fascinating journey to the edge of science, Vidal takes on big philosophical questions: Does our universe have a beginning and an end or is it cyclic? Are we alone in the universe? What is the role of intelligent life, if any, in cosmic evolution? Grounded in science...

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