‘Possible worlds’ are all the ways in which a world can be. A ‘world’ is a complete state of cosmic affairs: all the infinite variations of...
What enables structures to form in the universe? How did galaxies, stars and planets develop from the primeval plasma soup? What are the laws of nature that bring about...
What do scientists mean when they call the laws and regularities of nature “beautiful”? On the largest supra-cosmic scales, and on the smallest sub-atomic scales,...
How has “inner experience” radically emerged from cosmic dust? Is consciousness only an accident of biology? Or does consciousness have deeper meaning?
Scientists say my consciousness is just my brain. Theologians believe my consciousness reflects the God who created it. Mystics hold my consciousness is a drop in the ocean...
The universe works for us because deep physical laws seem to work. But if the values of these laws would much change, in either direction, then all we see and know could not...
We search deepest levels of cosmic reality, the big picture of the puzzle of the universe — beginning, size, structure, future, far future. We seek significance in...
Here’s the claim: cosmic conditions that allow complex structures — galaxies, stars, planets, people — depend on a few “constants of nature” lying within tight...
Sir Roger Penrose talks about the work that earned him a Nobel prize in physics, developing mathematics to analyze spacetime, his 1965 paper “Gravitational Collapse and...
Astrophysicist Paul Davies talks his new book, What’s Eating the Universe? And Other Cosmic Questions. In it, he covers teleology in the cosmos, the fine-tuning of our...