Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Book Review - Our Cosmic Origins

Our Cosmic Origins by Armand Delsemme: I had been wondering if there was a book that tied together all the scientific discoveries related to the origin of our universe and human evolution. This book does exactly that, and I am very happy to have read it. Written by a very distinguished professor, it starts from the big bang, how our galaxy formed, what conditions are necessary for life and how life came about on earth, how dinosaurs came and went, and how plants, animals and human beings came into existence, and how the how we are evolving with the recent population explosion. That is billions of years worth of scientific history! It is easy to read, meant to reach common people, though there is a pinch of academic style from the professor. The best part I liked was the professor's advice to teach values to children at the young age (2-5 years), which is what he believes will help human evolution the right way. I completely agree.

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