The Last Three Minutes

The Last Three Minutes

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How will the universe end? With a bang or a whimper? And what are the implications for us? The future of humanity hinges on physical processes that we are only beginning to understand. This free-ranging account surveys the latest predictions about the ultimate fate of the universe, and assesses the profound scientific and philsophical implications. It outlines the arguments for three possible outcomes for the universe. The first is that the universe will go on expanding indefinitely; the second is that it will slow down and eventually collapse into a zero space, the reverse of the Big Bang; and the third is that it will reach a steady state, neither expanding nor contracting, but remaining the same for eternity. As a religious man, Davies is equally curious about the implications for humans: is there any sense in which humanity can expect to survive for eternity?show more

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  • Audio cassette
  • 107 x 139 x 17mm | 131g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • 0752813005
  • 9780752813004

About P. C. W. Davies

Paul Davies obtained his Ph.D. at University College, London, and has worked at the universities of Cambridge, London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Adelaide. He holds the post of Visiting Professor in the Physics Department at Imperial College, London, although he remains based in South Australia. Professor Davies is well known as an author and broadcaster. His particular interest in the philosophical aspects of science is reflected in his many books, including the bestsellers God and the New Physics, The Mind of God and The Fifth Miracle. In 1995 he received the world's largest price for intellectual endeavour, the Templeton prize, for his work on science and more