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Stephen Hoye

Autor(a) de Flags of Our Fathers

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Obras de Stephen Hoye

Associated Works

Fahrenheit 451 (1953) — Narrador, algumas edições54,163 cópias
The Martian Chronicles (1950) — Narrador, algumas edições16,697 cópias
The Killer Angels (1974) — Narrador, algumas edições8,801 cópias
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin (2011) — Narrador, algumas edições7,705 cópias
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (2010) — Narrador, algumas edições5,064 cópias
Seventh Son (1987) — Narrador, algumas edições4,588 cópias
Flags of Our Fathers (2000) — Narrador, algumas edições3,910 cópias
In the Company of the Courtesan (2006) — Narrador, algumas edições2,868 cópias
Alvin Journeyman (1995) — Narrador, algumas edições2,618 cópias
Earth Unaware (2012) — Narrador, algumas edições1,110 cópias
Earth Afire (2013) — Narrador, algumas edições785 cópias
Earth Awakens (2014) — Narrador, algumas edições609 cópias
Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne (2009) — Narrador, algumas edições561 cópias
The Bellini Card (2008) — Narrador, algumas edições451 cópias
Dragon Age: The Calling (2009) — Narrador, algumas edições417 cópias
The Swarm: The Second Formic War (Volume 1) (2016) — Narrador, algumas edições390 cópias
The Aftermath (2007) — Narrador, algumas edições269 cópias
10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (2006) — Reader, algumas edições194 cópias
The Sam Gunn Omnibus (2007) — Narrador, algumas edições174 cópias
Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet (2012) — Narrador, algumas edições138 cópias
V Wars: Blood and Fire: New Stories of the Vampire Wars (2014) — Narrador, algumas edições29 cópias


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It's been fun, over the past few years, reading accounts of recent developments in physics, astronomy, and cosmology. The universe doesn't look the way we thought it did at the start of the 20th century. There are many galaxies, not just one. The universe is expanding. There doesn't appear to be enough matter--enough ordinary matter--to keep the galaxies together, and the rate at which the universe is expanding appears to be accelerating.

The explanations offered for these last two developments are dark matter and dark energy. In this case, "dark" merely means that we do not have the faintest idea what they really are. We can't detect them. They don't seem to interact with ordinary matter at all. Except they hold galaxies together and expand the universe...

Dark matter and dark energy are hypotheses that explain the observed facts, but so far there's no direct evidence for either. Stuart Clark discusses the problems with this, as well as the other ways in which recent observations, including a high-resolution photograph of the earliest part of the universe we can detect, have produced findings that just don't fit well at all with the current "standard model" in physics.

He thinks we're due for a paradigm shift.

Realizing Earth orbits the sun, not the other way around, was a paradigm shift. Realizing our galaxy isn't the whole universe was a paradigm shift. At some point soon, he thinks, some young scientist somewhere will look at our current standard model, and throw out a basic assumption we all currently take for granted.

His story of the history of physics, astronomy, and cosmology is lively and interesting, and he makes a compelling case for the need for a new paradigm that allows us to explain our current observations of the universe without the current multiple fudge factors needed to make our equations work.

It's a fascinating book.

I bought this audiobook.
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LisCarey | Sep 19, 2018 |


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