- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Anchor; Edition Unstated edition (September 18, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385467990
- ISBN-13: 978-0385467995
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.1 x 8 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 88 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A doozy of a book... it's 2001: A Space Odyssey meets The Divine Comedy." --Esquire.
"A thrilling ride to the far edges of modern physics." -- New York Times Book Review.
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Like a previous reviewer mentioned, the author is doing a disservice to both faith and physics.
One needs to read his work at least 2x. Once to get a feel, the other for more in-depth after one can grasp the material he presented. At the end he present over 150 p of math for the professional scientist or those who have advance classes in math.\
His work is ground breaking and in some aspects controversial in the sense all new theories are controversial.
At first when i heard of the Omega Point theory, i thought it was highly absurd that the existence of a higher power (God, Allah or others) and the resurrection of the dead is compatible with modern physics. Once again, Tipler shows how absurd ideas can be proven to be true, despite common notions and beliefs stating otherwise.
While of course, the Omega Point theory is speculative at present, it could be the best cosmological scenario we could ask for assuming the LHC at CERN finds evidence for it and other scientific experiments.
Tipler also gives us hope for the future of life in the universe and how it could prove to be stronger than the blind laws of physics governing the physical universe. Finally, this book provides reason for hope that science and religion are not incompatible and they would work very well together in tackling life's big questions.
I hope that anyone who reads this review agrees with my main points i've raised and finds meaning in life after reading this book.
About the conclusions... Well that's up to you. the Only thing I can say about the argument about the resurrection (accepting many argument not so easely) is :
Even if this "God" would have all the information to revive you that doesn't mean that the revived thing is you. OK, I make myself clear, just suppose that this god can make many copies of you which one would be really you? I mean I exist if someone makes a exact copy of me (not even think about being an emulation in a software program :-) ) that copy isn't me. Is it?
OK but anyway is a good book.
Jus be prepared to swallow a lot of physic.
contemporary professionals. Seen for and against! Staying tuned. How things unfold, only time can
tell. Monumental work in scope - from basic cosmology to God-head. Look forward to thoroughly
reading at my time. Happy to have it with me.