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The Cosmic Accident of Life: Alan Lightman on Dark Energy, the Multiverse, and Why We Exist
The Cosmic Accident of Life: Alan Lightman on Dark Energy, the Multiverse, and Why We Exist

How we drew the one we have from the zillions of possible universes in the cosmic lottery hat.

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Alan Lightman on Science, Genius, and Common Sense
Alan Lightman on Science, Genius, and Common Sense

A homemade rocket, a Feynman fiasco, and why genius and common sense don’t always coexist.

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Nonreligious Divinity in the Known and the Unknowable: Alan Lightman on Science and Spirituality
Nonreligious Divinity in the Known and the Unknowable: Alan Lightman on Science and Spirituality

“Faith is the willingness to give ourselves over, at times, to things we do not fully understand… the full engagement with this strange and shimmering world.”

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