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The Big Picture

On the Origins of Life, Meaning and the Universe Itself

By Sean M. Carroll
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The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning and the Universe Itself by Sean M. Carroll

The Big Picture (2016) is an ambitious look at the world as we know it and how scientific thinking can be used to make sense of most of it. An insightful examination of the origins of life, consciousness and the universe itself, this book gives readers a deductive way of considering the most challenging questions that philosophy, physics and biology have to offer.

  • Philosophical buffs
  • Students and fans of physics
  • Anyone interested in biology and evolutionary theory

Sean Carroll is an award-winning theoretical physicist who works at the California Institute of Technology. He’s received recognition from esteemed organizations such as the National Science Foundation, NASA, the American Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of London. In 2015, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. His other books include From Eternity to Here and The Particle at the End of the Universe.

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