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A cultural philosopher and an astrophysicist attempt to decipher how we fit into the universe, and the impact our placement has on us. After a four-century rupture between science and the questions of value and meaning, this groundbreaking book presents an explosive and potentially life-altering idea: if the world could agree on a shared creation story based on modern cosmo A cultural philosopher and an astrophysicist attempt to decipher how we fit into the universe, and the impact our placement has on us. After a four-century rupture between science and the questions of value and meaning, this groundbreaking book presents an explosive and potentially life-altering idea: if the world could agree on a shared creation story based on modern cosmology and biology--a story that has just become available--it would redefine our relationship with Planet Earth and benefit all of humanity, now and into the distant future.Written in eloquent, accessible prose and illustrated in magnificent color throughout, including images from innovative simulations of the evolving universe, this book brings the new scientific picture of the universe to life. It interprets what our human place in the cosmos may mean for us and our descendants. It offers unique insights into the potential use of this newfound knowledge to find solutions to seemingly intractable global problems such as climate change and unsustainable growth. And it explains why we need to "think cosmically, act globally" if we're going to have a long-term, prosperous future on Earth. "Should be read by anyone, not just scientists, who worry about the human condition."--Deepak Chopra, The Huffington Post "A prophetic book. Its message ranks right up there with those of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Joel. Like the prophets, it is at times poetic, demanding, grounded, soaring, empowering, and always awe-inspiring."--Matthew Fox, Tikkun "The ideas and images are fascinating and certainly contribute to a sense of the profound stakes involved in what we're doing to the planet and ourselves."--William Kowinski, North Coast Journal


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A cultural philosopher and an astrophysicist attempt to decipher how we fit into the universe, and the impact our placement has on us. After a four-century rupture between science and the questions of value and meaning, this groundbreaking book presents an explosive and potentially life-altering idea: if the world could agree on a shared creation story based on modern cosmo A cultural philosopher and an astrophysicist attempt to decipher how we fit into the universe, and the impact our placement has on us. After a four-century rupture between science and the questions of value and meaning, this groundbreaking book presents an explosive and potentially life-altering idea: if the world could agree on a shared creation story based on modern cosmology and biology--a story that has just become available--it would redefine our relationship with Planet Earth and benefit all of humanity, now and into the distant future.Written in eloquent, accessible prose and illustrated in magnificent color throughout, including images from innovative simulations of the evolving universe, this book brings the new scientific picture of the universe to life. It interprets what our human place in the cosmos may mean for us and our descendants. It offers unique insights into the potential use of this newfound knowledge to find solutions to seemingly intractable global problems such as climate change and unsustainable growth. And it explains why we need to "think cosmically, act globally" if we're going to have a long-term, prosperous future on Earth. "Should be read by anyone, not just scientists, who worry about the human condition."--Deepak Chopra, The Huffington Post "A prophetic book. Its message ranks right up there with those of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Joel. Like the prophets, it is at times poetic, demanding, grounded, soaring, empowering, and always awe-inspiring."--Matthew Fox, Tikkun "The ideas and images are fascinating and certainly contribute to a sense of the profound stakes involved in what we're doing to the planet and ourselves."--William Kowinski, North Coast Journal

53 review for The New Universe and the Human Future: How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World (the Terry Lectures Series)

  1. 4 out of 5

    John

    This is a simplified version of the authors' View From The Center Of The Universe. The graphics are much better than in the first book, but in simplifying their message, the authors omit much of the scientific context that helps make their project understandable. In short, the authors seek to use findings from modern cosmology as shared symbolic guides to human action, both in its present tense and in its future tense. If you're daunted by the science, start with this book and then try View From This is a simplified version of the authors' View From The Center Of The Universe. The graphics are much better than in the first book, but in simplifying their message, the authors omit much of the scientific context that helps make their project understandable. In short, the authors seek to use findings from modern cosmology as shared symbolic guides to human action, both in its present tense and in its future tense. If you're daunted by the science, start with this book and then try View From The Center Of The Universe.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Stuart

    I've read many science and philosophy books looking for a writer that was willing to merge the two. This book does that. They outline what they call the Cartesian Bargain. Civilizations have previously always had a shared cosmology but after the arrest and trial of Galileo scientists have refused to comment on the philosophical implications of their findings and morality and meaning was left to the church. As a result our modern world doesn't have a shared cosmology. Philosophy is dominated by P I've read many science and philosophy books looking for a writer that was willing to merge the two. This book does that. They outline what they call the Cartesian Bargain. Civilizations have previously always had a shared cosmology but after the arrest and trial of Galileo scientists have refused to comment on the philosophical implications of their findings and morality and meaning was left to the church. As a result our modern world doesn't have a shared cosmology. Philosophy is dominated by Post-Modernists who deconstruct rather than construct meaning. Religion claims moral authority but based on outmoded myths. And scientists take an objective neutral stance. Only new age writers seem to try to pull it altogether but based on unsubstantiated wishes. These authors explain the latest scientific findings and explain why humans are important. There are some very good reasons to see us as being at the theoretical center of the universe. Finally a proposed cosmology that is evidence based, ethical and rational. This and their previous book "The View from the Center of the Universe" are must-reads.

  3. 4 out of 5

    University of Chicago Magazine

    Nancy Abrams, AB'69 Author From the author: "There is a new scientific picture of our universe, based on dark matter and dark energy, and it changes how we think about everything, from politics and economics to spirituality. This book, coauthored with one of the creators of the new theory, presents the new picture visually, included embedded videos, and suggests how it can and should expand our thinking in all fields." Nancy Abrams, AB'69 Author From the author: "There is a new scientific picture of our universe, based on dark matter and dark energy, and it changes how we think about everything, from politics and economics to spirituality. This book, coauthored with one of the creators of the new theory, presents the new picture visually, included embedded videos, and suggests how it can and should expand our thinking in all fields."

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