The Road to Reality

A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
Author: Roger Penrose
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446418200
Category: Science
Page: 1136
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The Road to Reality is the most important and ambitious work of science for a generation. It provides nothing less than a comprehensive account of the physical universe and the essentials of its underlying mathematical theory. It assumes no particular specialist knowledge on the part of the reader, so that, for example, the early chapters give us the vital mathematical background to the physical theories explored later in the book. Roger Penrose's purpose is to describe as clearly as possible our present understanding of the universe and to convey a feeling for its deep beauty and philosophical implications, as well as its intricate logical interconnections. The Road to Reality is rarely less than challenging, but the book is leavened by vivid descriptive passages, as well as hundreds of hand-drawn diagrams. In a single work of colossal scope one of the world's greatest scientists has given us a complete and unrivalled guide to the glories of the universe that we all inhabit.

The Road to Reality

A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
Author: Roger Penrose
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099440687
Category: Mathematical physics
Page: 1099
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Aimed at the general reader, this guide to the universe provides a comprehensive account of the present understanding of the physical universe, and the essentials of its underlying mathematical theory.

Cycles of Time

An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
Author: Roger Penrose
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307596745
Category: Science
Page: 304
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This groundbreaking book presents a new perspective on three of cosmology’s essential questions: What came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? And what cosmic future awaits us? Penrose shows how the expected fate of our ever-accelerating and expanding universe—heat death or ultimate entropy—can actually be reinterpreted as the conditions that will begin a new “Big Bang.” He details the basic principles beneath our universe, explaining various standard and non-standard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, the paramount significance of black holes, and other basic building blocks of contemporary physics. Intellectually thrilling and widely accessible, Cycles of Time is a welcome new contribution to our understanding of the universe from one of our greatest mathematicians and thinkers.

The Laws of the Universe and the Bible

A Practical Guide to Abundant Living
Author: Lori Kostenuk
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 150435611X
Category: Religion
Page: 172
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To know and understand the energy laws of the universe is to know and understand a little more of the mind of our Creator. My purpose in penning this book is to share with you what our family has learned of this metaphysical bridge that connects the spiritual with the mental and physical sides of our lives a fusion that completes our whole being. We all have the power, through faith, to raise our consciousness to new elevated heights where liberty, love, peace, health, and joy reign. You will learn what practical steps to take in a normal day that will increase your faith so that fear turns into trust, depression into liberation, anxiety and stress into rest, lack and limitations into abundance on all levels. What would it mean to you if you could have power over your negative thoughts, or to actualize what you desire in your reality? You will learn how to tap into this universal flow that our Creator has provided for our every day health, healing, and living. You will come to understand that you have a measure of power over your external world by learning how to tap into your internal world. An inspiring read, establishing a deep connection with the reader, this book showed me how to put faith into everyday life in order to better fulfill my lifes purpose. Applying the Laws of the Universe brought me even closer to my God, my wife, my friends, and my own being. Sheldon Jordan, Doctorate Student, Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto

Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe


Author: Roger Penrose
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400880289
Category: Science
Page: 520
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What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else. In this provocative book, he argues that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential in physics, may be leading today's researchers astray in three of the field's most important areas—string theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology. Arguing that string theory has veered away from physical reality by positing six extra hidden dimensions, Penrose cautions that the fashionable nature of a theory can cloud our judgment of its plausibility. In the case of quantum mechanics, its stunning success in explaining the atomic universe has led to an uncritical faith that it must also apply to reasonably massive objects, and Penrose responds by suggesting possible changes in quantum theory. Turning to cosmology, he argues that most of the current fantastical ideas about the origins of the universe cannot be true, but that an even wilder reality may lie behind them. Finally, Penrose describes how fashion, faith, and fantasy have ironically also shaped his own work, from twistor theory, a possible alternative to string theory that is beginning to acquire a fashionable status, to "conformal cyclic cosmology," an idea so fantastic that it could be called "conformal crazy cosmology." The result is an important critique of some of the most significant developments in physics today from one of its most eminent figures.

Dance of the Photons

From Einstein to Quantum Teleportation
Author: Anton Zeilinger
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429963794
Category: Science
Page: 320
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Einstein's steadfast refusal to accept certain aspects of quantum theory was rooted in his insistence that physics has to be about reality. Accordingly, he once derided as "spooky action at a distance" the notion that two elementary particles far removed from each other could nonetheless influence each other's properties—a hypothetical phenomenon his fellow theorist Erwin Schrödinger termed "quantum entanglement." In a series of ingenious experiments conducted in various locations—from a dank sewage tunnel under the Danube River to the balmy air between a pair of mountain peaks in the Canary Islands—the author and his colleagues have demonstrated the reality of such entanglement using photons, or light quanta, created by laser beams. In principle the lessons learned may be applicable in other areas, including the eventual development of quantum computers.

White Mars; or, The Mind Set Free

A 21st-Century Utopia
Author: Brian W. Aldiss,Roger Penrose
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504010280
Category: Fiction
Page: 326
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A breathtaking vision of a utopian future on Mars by one of science fiction’s most renowned authors In the middle decades of the twenty-first century, the corporate powers on Earth have established a thriving colony on Mars as an alternative to life on the overpopulated, war-torn, ecologically ravaged home planet. But when the economy of EUPACUS—Earth’s collective industrialized nations—collapses, all contact between the two worlds abruptly ceases, and the Martian pioneers are left to fend for themselves. Led by Tom Jeffries, a philosopher and a visionary, the colonists now face a twofold challenge: No longer supported and subsidized by Earthbound interests, they must somehow form a working planetary alliance to create a new society based firmly in freedom and fairness for all while at the same time eliminating war, hunger, hatred, environmental abuse, and other former scourges of humanity. But first and foremost, they must survive. Brian W. Aldiss, a Hugo and Nebula Award–winning Grand Master of Science Fiction, presents a vision for the future that is startling, uplifting, and endlessly exciting. Written in collaboration with noted mathematician and physicist Roger Penrose—and with essential input from international law expert Laurence Lustgarten—Aldiss’s remarkable White Mars opens a window onto a relentlessly thrilling and gloriously possible tomorrow.

The Fabric of the Cosmos

Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
Author: Brian Greene
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307428530
Category: Science
Page: 592
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From Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading physicists and author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elegant Universe, comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way. Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? Greene has set himself a daunting task: to explain non-intuitive, mathematical concepts like String Theory, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and Inflationary Cosmology with analogies drawn from common experience. From Newton’s unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, to Einstein’s fluid conception of spacetime, to quantum mechanics’ entangled arena where vastly distant objects can instantaneously coordinate their behavior, Greene takes us all, regardless of our scientific backgrounds, on an irresistible and revelatory journey to the new layers of reality that modern physics has discovered lying just beneath the surface of our everyday world.

The Large, the Small and the Human Mind


Author: Roger Penrose,Abner Shimony,Malcolm Longair,Nancy Cartwright,Stephen Hawking
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521785723
Category: Computers
Page: 201
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Accessible and stimulating introduction to Roger Penrose's vision of theoretical physics for the twenty-first century.

Mind of God

The Scientific Basis for a Rational World
Author: Paul Davies
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671797182
Category: Religion
Page: 254
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A physicist uses science and philosophy to answer the ancient, unsolvable question: why does the universe exist?

Awaken Your Power!

The Secret of Life Revealed - How Your Thoughts Create Your Reality
Author: Joe Rapisarda
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452539522
Category: Self-Help
Page: 280
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Awaken Your Power! Can Help You Attain: • Happiness • Perfect Health • Healing from Any Disease • Love • The Perfect Job • Wealth • Success • Your Life’s Purpose • Self-Empowerment • Anything You Desire • A Spiritual Awakening

A Happy Pocket Full of Money, Expanded Study Edition

Infinite Wealth and Abundance in the Here and Now
Author: David Cameron Gikandi
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 1612833489
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
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It’s Not Just About the Money True wealth is not about buckets of cash. True wealth is not about designer clothes. It is not about a new Mercedes. It is not about living in a palatial estate. True wealth, asserts David Gikandi, is about discovering value within yourself and value within other people. It is about a kind of conscious living that incorporates gratitude, a belief in abundance, and the experience of joy. Based on the recent discoveries of theoretical physics and a close reading of inspirational classics of the last century, Gikandi creates a new model for the creation of personal wealth; a new model that shows readers how to create abundance by saving, giving, offering charity, and building happy relationships. Learn to use an internal mantra to build wealth consciousness. Practice conscious and deliberate thoughts and intentions. Decide, define, and set goals you can believe in. Practice gratitude, giving, and faith, and experience abundance and joy in your life. Includes a 16-page study guide—for individuals and group use.

The Emperor's New Mind

Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics
Author: Roger Penrose
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198784929
Category: Computers
Page: 602
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For many decades, the proponents of `artificial intelligence' have maintained that computers will soon be able to do everything that a human can do. In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

Consciousness and the Universe


Author: Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics Roger Penrose
Publisher: Cosmology Science Publishers
ISBN: 9781938024436
Category:
Page: 1126
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Is consciousness an epiphenomenal happenstance of this particular universe? Or does the very concept of a universe depend upon its presence? Does consciousness merely perceive reality, or does reality depend upon it? Did consciousness simply emerge as an effect of evolution? Or was it, in some sense, always "out there" in the world? These questions and more, are addressed in this special edition. FEATURING Cosmological Foundations of Consciousness Origins of Thought Evolution of Consciousness Neuroscience of Free Will Quantum Physics & Consciousness Out-of-Body and Near Death Experiences Dreams & Hallucinations Paleolithic Cosmology & Spirituality Self-Consciousness in Apes, Dolphins, Cephalopods, Machines Consciousness in Extra-Terrestrials Sexual Consciousness How Consciousness Becomes the Physical Universe Over 70 Consciousness Raising Articles By: Deepak Chopra, Roger Penrose, Stuart Hameroff, Brandon Carter, Michael Persinger, Walter Freeman, Howard Shevrin, Arnold Trehub, Bruce MacLennan, GianCarlo Ghirardi, Don Page, Shan Gao, Gordon Globus, Fred Kuttner, Bruce Rosenblum, Jack Sarfatti, Etzel Cardena, Larry Dossey, Bruce Greyson, Roger Nelson, Paola Zizzi, Rudolph Tanzi, Ernesto Di Mauro, Michael Nauenberg, Thomas Suddendorf, Lori Marino, Andrea E. Cavanna, Ian Tattersall, Ellert R.S. Nijenhuis, Bruce Greyson, Milford H. Wolpoff, Edgar Mitchell, Thomas H. Huxley, RenA A(c) Descartes, Sigmund Freud, Williams James, and many more. This Text Is Divided into 14 Sections with 70+ Chapters Section I. Cosmology of Consciousness Section II. Brain and Mind Section III. What is Consciousness Section IV. Consciousness and Thought Section V. The Neuroanatomy of the Unconscious Section VI. Remote Consciousness Section VII. Self-Consciousness - Dissociated, Shared, Near Death Consciousness Section VIII. Dreams, Hallucinations & Altered States of Consciousness Section IX. Origins & Evolution of Consciousness Section X. Paleolithic Consciousness: Neanderthals, Cro-Magnon, Spirituality, Sexuality Section XI. Animal and Artificial Consciousness Section XII. Quantum Physics and Consciousness Section XIII. Consciousness and ExtraTerrestrials Section XIV. Consciousness and the Universe About the Editors Dr. Penrose shared the Wolf Prize in physics with Stephen Hawking, and is renowned world-wide for his work in general relativity, quantum mechanics, geometry and consciousness. He is the author of many important papers and books including The Emperor s New Mind, Shadows of the Mind, The Road to Reality, and his latest Cycles of Time, which proposes serial universes. Dr Stuart Hameroff, of the University of Arizona, is a world famous consciousness researcher and organizer of the conference series Toward a Science of Consciousness."

The Phantom Tollbooth


Author: Norton Juster
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375985298
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says “comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too.” Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason. Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams!

Spinors and Space-Time: Volume 1, Two-Spinor Calculus and Relativistic Fields


Author: Roger Penrose,Wolfgang Rindler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521337076
Category: Mathematics
Page: 472
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This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2-spinors. This is the first detailed exposition of this technique which leads not only to a deeper understanding of the structure of space-time, but also provides shortcuts to some very tedious calculations. Many results are given here for the first time.

The Map

To Our Responsive Universe : where Dreams Really Do Come True!
Author: Boni Lonnsburry
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 0989059405
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 363
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This "GPS to your dreams" promises to help you create the kind of life you would love to live.

The Science of Getting Rich


Author: Wallace D. Wattles
Publisher: FV Éditions
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 80
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"THIS book is pragmatical, not philosophical; a practical manual, not a treatise upon theories. It is intended for the men and women whose most pressing need is for money; who wish to get rich first, and philosophize afterward." W.D.W