Letters, Fall 2012

Much Ado About Nothing


Daniel C. Matt is too generous to Lawrence Krauss in his comments on A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing ("Before the Big Bang," Summer 2012). The book is, for the most part, a standard synopsis for the layman of present day cosmology after the discovery of dark matter, dark energy, and the inflationary model. There exist other, less biased popular science accounts of modern cosmology such as Mario Livio's The Accelerating Universe and Sean Carroll's From Eternity to Here. Krauss' book is, as pointed out by others, an attack on theism, amplified in the Afterword by Richard Dawkins.

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