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The New Flatlanders : a Seeker's Guide to the Theory of Everything.

Author: Eric Middleton
Publisher: West Conshohocken : Templeton Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The New Flatlanders, teacher, scientist, and chaplain Eric Middleton challenges traditional ways of looking at reality by engaging readers in a "voyage of discovery starting with questions." The book engagingly begins with a discussion group embarking on an exploratory conversation about the nature of the universe and the place of human beings in it. Daunting questions emerge, such as "How can there possibly be a  Read more...
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Middleton, Eric.
New Flatlanders : A Seeker's Guide to the Theory of Everything.
West Conshohocken : Templeton Press, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Middleton
ISBN: 9781599471969 1599471965 128326031X 9781283260312
OCLC Number: 727649260
Description: 1 online resource (175 pages)
Contents: 5. The Story of Flatland; 7. Evolution: Where Do We Fit In?; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Universe and Beyond: How Did It All Begin; 2. Mystery, Models, and Quantum Theory; 3. Quarks, Superstrings, and M-branes: A Theory of Everything for the Twenty-first Century?; 4. What Is Reality?; 6. The Anthropic Principle; 8. Consciousness and What Comes After; 9. Miracles and Missions; 10. Chaos and the Hidden Order; 11. But Why? The Problem of Evil; 12. The View from Here; 13. M-theory in Eleven Dimensions: The Spiritual Universe; Glossary; Notes; Index.

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In The New Flatlanders, teacher, scientist, and chaplain Eric Middleton challenges traditional ways of looking at reality by engaging readers in a "voyage of discovery starting with questions." The book engagingly begins with a discussion group embarking on an exploratory conversation about the nature of the universe and the place of human beings in it. Daunting questions emerge, such as "How can there possibly be a tear or hole in three-dimensional space? And if there is a hole, can something fall through it? Where would it fall to?" In short order, students and teacher ar.

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