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 Reading the Mind of God: Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Stephen Hawking is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of A Brief History of Time, The Universe in a Nutshell, The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime with George Ellis, Stephen ... More


Determining the Sources of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence

Tariq Ramadan

in Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331714
eISBN:
9780191720987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331714.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines scriptural sources in an attempt to understand what they tell us about the role of the Universe, creation, and the human and social contexts in the elaboration of Islamic law ... More


Platonic Cosmology on Plotinian Terms

Svetla Slaveva-Griffin

in Plotinus on Number

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377194
eISBN:
9780199869572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377194.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the relationship between Plotinus’ concept of the origin of multiplicity as “separation from the One” (apostasis) and Plato’s presentation of the Demiurge’s composition of the ... More


Myth and Ritual

S.C. Dube

in The Kamar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077312
eISBN:
9780199081158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077312.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the different myths and rituals of the Kamar tribes. It first studies the mythology of the Universe, and observes that the Kamars' folklore is poor in terms of traditional myths ... More


Mars Unveiled

George Basalla

in Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195171815
eISBN:
9780199786862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars in the 1960s and 1970s returned images of a cratered Mars with no signs of Lowell’s canals or life of any kind. However, Martian life as well as Martian civilization ... More


Problems with the “Old” Big Bang Theory⋆⋆

Alvaro De Rújula

in Enjoy Our Universe: You Have No Other Choice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198817802
eISBN:
9780191859366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817802.003.0028
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The problems of “criticality” and causality: Why is the Universe so flat and incomprehensibly homogeneous or uniform? The analogy of the surface of an inflating balloon. Fixed angular distances and ... More


Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Richard Seaford (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book focuses from various perspectives on the striking similarities (as well as the concomitant differences) between early Greek and early Indian thought. In both cultures there occurred at ... More


Conclusion: Celebration and Recapitulation

Christi-Anne Castro

in Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199746408
eISBN:
9780199894758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746408.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter integrates material from the previous chapters, as the diverse nationalist history of the Philippines is celebrated and retold in music during the 1998 Centennial of Philippine ... More


The Story of Collapsing Stars: Black Holes, Naked Singularities, and the Cosmic Play of Quantum Gravity

Pankaj S. Joshi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199686766
eISBN:
9780191766817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686766.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The most fascinating phenomena in the Universe, black holes and spacetime singularities, occur at the end of a massive star’s life cycle when it has exhausted its internal nuclear fuel and collapses ... More


Enjoy Our Universe: You Have No Other Choice

Alvaro De Rújula

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198817802
eISBN:
9780191859366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817802.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book’s title is meant to be interpreted almost verbatim. “Enjoy” is its keyword, motivation, and spirit. Universe refers to all “observable things,” ranging in size from the entire cosmos to ... More


Propitiating the Gods, Saving the Empire: The Place of Jewish Sacrifice in Emperor Julian’s Hellenizing Program

Ari Finkelstein

in Specter of the Jews: Emperor Julian and the Rhetoric of Ethnicity in Syrian Antioch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298729
eISBN:
9780520970779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298729.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter 4 explores Julian’s effort to employ Judean “sacrifice” as an example of Hellenic orthopraxy and to convince Christians that the Eucharist was invalid because it bore no relationship to ... More


The Fate of the Universe

Alvaro De Rújula

in Enjoy Our Universe: You Have No Other Choice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198817802
eISBN:
9780191859366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817802.003.0034
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The Big Freeze: The end of cosmology as an observational science in a cosmological-constant dominated universe. Eternal expansion? Big Crunch?


“Scientism”: Abusing the Scientific Method

Massimiliano Di Ventra

in The Scientific Method: Reflections from a Practitioner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825623
eISBN:
9780191864605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825623.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter warns against a bad form of “religion” that may be called Scientism. It shows that the abuse of the scientific method in context that are not addressable via experimental means leads to ... More


Two Stabs at the Universe

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on Charles Ives's legendary “Universe” Symphony, a performing version of which has been produced by composer Larry Austin, with the help of the College–Conservatory of Music at ... More


James: Toward a Field-Self

Eugene Fontinell

in Self, God and Immortality: A Jamesian Investigation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823220700
eISBN:
9780823284863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823220700.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explores how William James' doctrine of the self seemed to have developed through three stages. Beginning with a methodological dualism in his Principles of Psychology, James apparently ... More


Michael Milken: Master of the Knowledge Universe

Jonathan A. Knee

in Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179287
eISBN:
9780231543330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179287.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Junk bond king Michael Milken’s fraud conviction inevitably made him a controversial figure, but none question his financial brilliance. Milken has focused largely on philanthropic efforts since his ... More


Introduction and Cosmological Background

Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto

in The First Galaxies in the Universe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144917
eISBN:
9781400845606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes the essential aspects of the modern cosmological paradigm for understanding the formation of the first galaxies in the Universe. The basic question that cosmology attempts to ... More


The 21-cm Line

Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto

in The First Galaxies in the Universe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144917
eISBN:
9781400845606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes how the 21-cm line is used to study the high-z Universe. It introduces the spin-flip or the hyperfine line—a transition driven by the interaction of the spins of the proton and ... More


The Steven Universe, Where You Are an Experience

Jane Juffer

in Don't Use Your Words!: Children's Emotions in a Networked World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479831746
eISBN:
9781479875870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831746.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter analyzes the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe, demonstrating that it is possible for television programming to valorize neurodiversity. The show and its fandom speak to the ... More


Wandering Stars

Emma Gee

in Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199781683
eISBN:
9780199345151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781683.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter and the following one place Aratus in the Roman tradition specifically through systematic study of the influence of Cicero’s Aratea, his Aratus translation, on the De rerum natura of ... More


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