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We people are jointly pushed by way of a robust - but no longer totally defined - intuition to appreciate. we want to determine every thing tested, confirmed, laid naked. The extra vital a subject matter, the extra we wish to see it clarified, stripped of all secrets and techniques, all colors of grey. What should be extra vital than to appreciate the Universe and ourselves as part of it? to discover a window onto our foundation and our future? This booklet examines how a ways our sleek cosmological theories - with their occasionally audacious types, equivalent to inflation, cyclic histories, quantum construction, parallel universes - can take us in the direction of answering those questions. Can such theories lead us to final truths, leaving not anything unexplained? final, yet now not least, Heller addresses the thorny challenge of why and even if we should always look forward to finding theories with all-encompassing explicative power.

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