Basically, this book was a lecture by Krauss before it was a book. That lecture has gotten over 1.4 million hits on youtube.
However, there’s only so much one can cover in an hour lecture. And there’s some recent research that needed including, so now we have the book. The book covers everything from the age of the universe to how we know that it came from nothing and (maybe) what’s going to happen in the next few hundred billion years. Incidentally, he also covers the nature of the evidence for dark matter and why science does know things.
So that’s what I’ll be covering in this chapter-by-chapter review. It’s another one of those “if everyone could read this” kind of book like Your Inner Fish. The two chapters I’ve read so far start with a brief explanation, cover the history of the concept, and then talk about the current views on the subject.
As last time, I’ll list the chapters and then link to them as I write the review. So, to wet your appetite.
Chapter 2: A Cosmic Mystery Story: Weighing the Universe
Chapter 3: Light from the Beginning of Time
Chapter 4: Much Ado About Nothing
Chapter 5: The Runaway Universe
Chapter 6: The Free Lunch at the End of the Universe
Chapter 7: Our Miserable Future
Chapter 8: A Grand Accident?
Chapter 9: Nothing Is Something
Chapter 10: Nothing is Unstable
Chapter 11: Brave New Worlds