A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Summary: Fascinating science, disturbingly poor philosophy
I learned a lot about current thinking in cosmology from Krauss. He does a fine job of presenting theories of how the Universe began and unfolded.
Sadly, his claim that the book will address the issue of "Why is there something rather than nothing?" from a scientific point of view is complete bait-and-switch. He doesn't address it, and he claims it is not worth addressing. Then he provides a different claim which he says is the better to ask anyway.
My response to his non-scientific thought (presented as scientific because he's a scientist and what he thinks must be scientific) is: A sneer is not an argument. Simply showing contempt for those who disagree with you is not the same as refuting what they say.
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