Infinite in All Directions is an expertly guided tour of our wondrous universe -- and our place within it -- with stops along the way to discoversuperstrings, black holes, "astrochickens," comet showers, and butterflies. A distinguished scientist, lecturer, writer, arms-control expert, and one of the world's most esteemed theoretical physicists, Freeman J. Dyson adroitly guides us through a rich array of topics, from the origins of life and the prospects of immortality to nuclear weapons and the frontiers of space. In this generous rewriting of his esteemed Gifford Lectures, Dyson uses the tools of science and religion as two distinct ways in which we can view the cosmos. He believes that "our universe is the most interesting of all possible universes, and our fate as human beings is to make it so."
Exuberantly stimulating, astute, and often imbued with the poetic and whimsical, Infinite in All Directions is a meditation on the meaning of life, the purpose of the universe, and the nature of God. As a celebration of diversity as the chief source of beauty and value in the natural universe, in the governance of human societies, and in our souls, this is popularized science at its best....Continua