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Stephen Hoye

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Fahrenheit 451 (1953) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver54,358 eksemplarer
Krøniker fra Mars (1950) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver16,751 eksemplarer
The Killer Angels (1974) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver8,840 eksemplarer
I ondskabens have (2011) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver7,739 eksemplarer
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (2010) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver5,079 eksemplarer
Seventh Son (1987) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver4,588 eksemplarer
Flags of Our Fathers (2000) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver3,913 eksemplarer
In the Company of the Courtesan (2006) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver2,875 eksemplarer
Alvin Journeyman (1995) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver2,619 eksemplarer
Earth Unaware (2012) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver1,113 eksemplarer
Earth Afire (2013) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver790 eksemplarer
Earth Awakens (2014) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver613 eksemplarer
Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne (2009) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver567 eksemplarer
The Bellini Card (2008) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver453 eksemplarer
Dragon Age: The Calling (2009) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver420 eksemplarer
The Swarm: The Second Formic War (Volume 1) (2016) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver391 eksemplarer
The Aftermath (2007) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver269 eksemplarer
10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (2006) — Reader, nogle udgaver194 eksemplarer
The Sam Gunn Omnibus (2007) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver174 eksemplarer
Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet (2012) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver140 eksemplarer
V Wars: Blood and Fire: New Stories of the Vampire Wars (2014) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver29 eksemplarer

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It's been fun, over the past few years, reading accounts of recent developments in physics, astronomy, and cosmology. The universe doesn't look the way we thought it did at the start of the 20th century. There are many galaxies, not just one. The universe is expanding. There doesn't appear to be enough matter--enough ordinary matter--to keep the galaxies together, and the rate at which the universe is expanding appears to be accelerating.

The explanations offered for these last two developments are dark matter and dark energy. In this case, "dark" merely means that we do not have the faintest idea what they really are. We can't detect them. They don't seem to interact with ordinary matter at all. Except they hold galaxies together and expand the universe...

Dark matter and dark energy are hypotheses that explain the observed facts, but so far there's no direct evidence for either. Stuart Clark discusses the problems with this, as well as the other ways in which recent observations, including a high-resolution photograph of the earliest part of the universe we can detect, have produced findings that just don't fit well at all with the current "standard model" in physics.

He thinks we're due for a paradigm shift.

Realizing Earth orbits the sun, not the other way around, was a paradigm shift. Realizing our galaxy isn't the whole universe was a paradigm shift. At some point soon, he thinks, some young scientist somewhere will look at our current standard model, and throw out a basic assumption we all currently take for granted.

His story of the history of physics, astronomy, and cosmology is lively and interesting, and he makes a compelling case for the need for a new paradigm that allows us to explain our current observations of the universe without the current multiple fudge factors needed to make our equations work.

It's a fascinating book.

I bought this audiobook.
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