A Universe From Nothing

How did the Universe come to be? Theists posit that God must have been the initial cause of the origin of the Universe, however, modern physics and cosmology suggest that the Universe came from nothing and is self sustaining. Eminent physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss gives quite an entertaining, yet highly informative, talk at AAI 2009 which addresses this exact issue and expounds more fully. For those concerned with what the real science shows and how we get something from nothing, along with an insightful lecture on the modern picture of cosmology and how it has changed our views, or if you just love cosmology like I do, please watch this educational lecture by Krauss at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ImvlS8PLIo


On a side note, some popular physics titles I highly recommend are:

These are just a list of my favorites. Some are more challenging than others, but if you love to learn, and you want to know about the origin of the Universe, including why we exist at all, these books will quench your thirst for better understanding while simultaneously fueling your imagination and desire to learn more!  Happy reading!


  1. Whoah - that's quite a reading list. Thank-you for this very informative post.

    I am going to keep this as a bucket list. The only problem is that it would likely take a few years of incarceration to get through it all.

  2. They're all wonderful books. It took me roughly seven months to get through the list, but I'm what you might call an avid reader.

    I hope you'll find the list helpful! Thanks for stopping by.


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