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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two ye...

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  • Khurram

    A great book, by a great man. I had heard the name Steven Hawking, but never read any of his theories. Simply for the very reason the something coming from the smartest men of the previous 2 generations would be overly complicated and beyond my understanding. What I discovered in this book is Steven Hawking was just a great man as we was a scientist, but an incredible teacher as well. His method of writing allows people like, who have a passing interest in but only a vacation of his ability in s ...more

  • Senthil

    Wow. I feel I have become physically , intellectually & spiritually smaller after reading this book.

    An enlightening read on some of the biggest questions faced by the mankind, the book is true to its title and does its job fairly well in answering the complex questions in a simple easy-to-understand language ,for most parts.I must admit though, occasionally there were some theories that just went above my noob head.

    God- defined as an embodiment of laws of nature and not as a subject to human

  • Bam

    I'm sure the remarkable Stephen Hawking was always being asked hard questions; I'm grateful for the opportunity to read some of his final thoughts on these topics:

    ~Is there a God?

    ~How did it all begin?

    ~Is there other intelligent life in the universe?

    ~Can we predict the future?

    ~What is inside a black hole?

    ~Is time travel possible?

    ~Will we survive on Earth?

    ~Should we colonize space?

    ~Will artificial intelligence outsmart us?

    ~How do we shape the future?

    I won't claim to have completely understood his

  • Sazedul Waheed Nitol

    বইটি সটিভেন হকিং-এর মৃতযু-পূরববরতী কয়েক বছরের লেখালিখি ও চিনতাভাবনার সংকলন। চমৎকার কিছু পরসঙগ নিয়ে হকিং-এর মাঝারি আকারের পরবনধগুলো পড়তে গিয়ে বেশ আরাম পেয়েছি, কারণ তাঁর লেখনি বরাবরের মতোই চোসত ও মসৃণ। তবে পরসঙগগুলো নিয়ে বযকতিগত আগরহ থাকার কারণে অনেক কিছুই জানা ছিল, যার ফলে আলোচয বইটি 'The Grand Design' বা 'A Brief History of Time'-এর মতো মুগধ করতে পারেনি। কিনতু এ-কথা বলতেই হয় যে, যারা পরথমবারের মতো পরসঙগগুলো নিয়ে বইটি থেকে জানবেন তারা বেশ উপভোগই করবেন। বইটির বাড়তি আকরষণ হলো: অভিনেতা এডি রেডমেইন ও ...more

  • Paul Demetre

    This book is essentially ten short chapters in which Dr. Hawking answers one question per chapter. The questions are topics such as, does God exist, how did the universe begin, what is in a black hole, is time travel possible, will AI outsmart us, and how can we survive?

    Will written in that it is both interesting and mostly understandable by even a non-scientist (with a few exceptions).

    Not quite light reading but surprisingly accessable.

  • Greg


    (Interview in the 9th Dimension, M-Theory #763, questions from the audience at random.)

    SH>>>"Take Proxima b, for example..within the solar system Alpha has some similarities to Earth...If there are beings alive on Alpha Centauri today, they remain blissfully ignorant of the rise of Donald Trump...we are acting with reckless indifference to our future on planet Earth."


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    Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking

    “Brief Answers to the Big Questions” addresses the big questions of the day by scientists, political leaders and the general public. World-famous cosmologist and award-winning author Stephen Hawking takes the readers on his final ride to answering some of the most interesting questions facing humankind. This instructive 227-page book includes the following ten chapters: Chapter 1: Is There a God? Chapter 2: How Did It All Begin? Chapter 3: Is

  • Toñi

    Sin duda, mi joya literaria de 2018. El libro en sí es una breve recopilación de temas a los que Stephen Hawking ha dedicado gran parte de su vida, pero el atractivo del mismo es la posibilidad de ser entendido (al menos la mayor parte) por quienes no tengan conocimientos previos en la materia. Una ventana al universo y a su origen que incitan a querer saber más sobre las obras de este gran físico. Libro muy recomendado.