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Discovering our world : humanity's epic journey from myth to knowledge

Author: Paul Singh; John R Shook
Publisher: Durham, North Carolina : Pitchstone Publishing, 2014.
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Where did everything come from? Why are humans so biologically similar, and why do we let small differences divide us? What shall determine our destiny? Paul Singh and John R. Shook draw on the latest findings from the physical and biological sciences, astronomy and cosmology, geology and genetics, and prehistory and archeology in search of answers. As they lucidly and engagingly demonstrate, the answers science  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Singh, Paul, 1960-
Discovering our world
(DLC) 2014007703
(OCoLC)881518360
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Singh; John R Shook
ISBN: 9781634310055 1634310055 9781634310048 1634310047
OCLC Number: 903588250
Description: 1 online resource.
Responsibility: Paul Singh and John R. Shook ; with illustrations by Matt DiPalma.

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Where did everything come from? Why are humans so biologically similar, and why do we let small differences divide us? What shall determine our destiny? Paul Singh and John R. Shook draw on the latest findings from the physical and biological sciences, astronomy and cosmology, geology and genetics, and prehistory and archeology in search of answers. As they lucidly and engagingly demonstrate, the answers science gives about ourselves and the universe in which we live are incomparably more surprising and interesting than any mythical tale about some clash of titans or calculating creator. Indeed, science’s proud journey of exploration and discovery is humanity’s finest narrative yet, about how we trusted our intelligence to find out what we really are and who we can be—intrepidly going wherever the evidence led. Even though science reveals that humanity may have no special place in the universe, humanity is truly special because of our ability to comprehend our universe. Thus, this inspiring story of exploration and discovery is a celebration not only of science—of science’s knowledge of the world, and of science’s own journeys to gain that knowledge—but also of ourselves.

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