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Alan Lightman on Our Yearning for Immortality and Why We Long for Permanence in a Universe of Constant Change
Alan Lightman on Our Yearning for Immortality and Why We Long for Permanence in a Universe of Constant Change

A heartening perspective on mortality by way of the physics of the cosmos and the poetics of the night-blooming cereus cactus.

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The Osprey and the Meaning of Life: The Poetic Physicist Alan Lightman on Science and Our Spiritual Bond with Nature
The Osprey and the Meaning of Life: The Poetic Physicist Alan Lightman on Science and Our Spiritual Bond with Nature

“Faith is the willingness to give ourselves over, at times, to things we do not fully understand… the full engagement with this strange and shimmering world.”

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The Cosmic Accident of Life: Alan Lightman on Dark Energy, the Multiverse, and Why We Exist
The Cosmic Accident of Life: Alan Lightman on Dark Energy, the Multiverse, and Why We Exist

How we drew the one we have from the zillions of possible universes in the cosmic lottery hat.

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Alan Lightman on Science, Genius, and Common Sense
Alan Lightman on Science, Genius, and Common Sense

A homemade rocket, a Feynman fiasco, and why genius and common sense don’t always coexist.

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