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  • How Far Is Heaven?

    How Far Is Heaven?
    Well, according to super smart physicist Stephen Hawking, a lot farther than you think.  How about nowhere. He chimed in this week in an interview saying "there is no heaven or afterlife. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”...
  • Closing Comments: Heaven

    Closing Comments: Heaven
    Stephen Hawking, a physicist, apparently one of the smartest men in the world claims in a recent interview that heaven is a fairy tale for people afraid of the dark.  That’s his opinion, mine's different. Science and religion always clash. To quote...
  • Rapture or not, there's still work to do

    Rapture or not, there's still work to do
    We were waiting for the end of the world/Waiting for the end of the world/ Waiting for the end of the world/Dear Lord I sincerely hope you're coming/Cause you really started something. Elvis Costello There's nothing worse for a columnist than to...
  • Crist bubbles with election confidence

    I'm sitting at an outdoor table at the Lake Eola Panera Bread, in the shade where it is cold and gray, waiting for Gov. Charlie Crist. He arrives, scopes out the seating arrangement and decides this won't do at all. Charlie grabs the table and drags...
  • "The Black Hole War," by Leonard Susskind

    In a packed lecture hall at Columbia University in 1958—or so the story goes—eminent physicist Wolfgang Pauli was presenting a radical new theory. In the audience was Niels Bohr, another eminent physicist, who, at lecture's end, stood up and...
  • Rising Temperatures May Have Negative Impact on Beer

    Rising Temperatures May Have Negative Impact on Beer
    Even if you don't care about saving the environment, at least think about saving the beer! Global warming's rise in heat may effect the ability to produce your favorite brew. No word on the effects it might have for bathtub gin though. David Letterman...
  • Stephen Hawking may have all the answers afterall

    Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist – I know he's brilliant, because I read his "A Brief History of Time" book and the five percent of it that I understood was terrific – says we should be afraid of close encounters with E.T. As he...
  • 'The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom' by Graham Farmelo

    'The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom' by Graham Farmelo
    The Strangest Man The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom Graham Farmelo Basic Books: 540 pp., $29.95 It's hard to imagine a more formidable subject for a biographer. Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (1902-84) was a pioneer of quantum theory in...
  • Faith and Belief: Richard Dawkins evolves his arguments

    Faith and Belief: Richard Dawkins evolves his arguments
    Richard Dawkins, best known as the author of "The Selfish Gene" (1976) and "The God Delusion" (2006), is at the Atheist Alliance International Convention in Burbank to discuss his new book, "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution" (Free...
  • Coming soon: Science books try to deliver big answers in the fall

    In a cosmic reading mood? Let these three forthcoming books satisfy your search for fresh, unexpected insights into the nature of the universe. God, free will, quantum versus Newtonian theories — no subject is too big (or nanoscopic) for...
  • Book review: 'The Grand Design' by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

    Book review: 'The Grand Design' by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
    The Grand Design Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow Bantam: 200 pp., $28 Robert Oppenheimer was fond of proposing that physics and poetry were becoming indistinguishable. In "The Grand Design," Cambridge theorist Stephen Hawking and Caltech physicist...
  • 'So Much for That: A Novel' by Lionel Shriver

    'So Much for That: A Novel' by Lionel Shriver
    So Much for That A Novel Lionel Shriver Harper: 438 pp., $25.99 Toward the end of her gleefully mutinous new novel, "So Much for That," Lionel Shriver reveals the provenance of her beleaguered protagonist's name, Shep Knacker. In bygone England, a...