Three Big Bangs: Matter-Energy, Life, Mind
A Hardback edition by Holmes Rolston in English (Sep 17, 2010)
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Short Description: By dividing the creation of matter, energy, life, and mind into three big bangs, Holmes Rolston III brings into focus a history of the universe that respects both scientific... Read more
By dividing the creation of matter, energy, life, and mind into three big bangs, Holmes Rolston III brings into focus a history of the universe that respects both scientific discovery and the potential presence of an underlying intelligence. Matter-energy appears, initially in simpler forms but with a remarkable capacity for generating heavier elements. The size and expansion rate of the universe, the nature of electromagnetism, gravity, and nuclear forces enable the the explosion of life on Earth. DNA discovers, stores, and transfers information generating billions of species. Cognitive capacities escalate, and with neural sentience this results in human genius.
A massive singularity, the human mind gives birth to language and culture, increasing the brain's complexity and promoting the spread of ideas. Ideas generate ideals, which lead life to take on spirit. The nature of matter-energy, genes, and their genesis therefore encourages humans to wonder where they are, who they are, and what they should do.
Three Big Bangs Hardback edition by Holmes Rolston
- Holmes Rolston
- Columbia University Press
- Publication date
- Sep 17, 2010
- Product dimensions
- 146 x 217 x 18mm
List of Illustrations Preface 1. The Primordial Big Bang: Matter-Energy 2. Life: Earth's Big Bang 3. Mind: The Human Big Bang References Index