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By Lawrence M. Krauss

Within the bestselling The Physics of celebrity Trek, the well known theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an exciting and eye-opening journey of the megastar Trek universe to work out the way it stacked up opposed to the true universe. Now, responding to requests for extra in addition to to a few contemporary intriguing discoveries in physics and astronomy, Krauss takes a provocative examine how the legislation of physics relate to notions from our pop culture -- not just big name Trek, yet different motion pictures, indicates, and well known lore -- from Independence Day to famous person Wars to The X-Files. what is the distinction among a flying saucer and a flying pretzel?Why did not the extraterrestrial beings in Independence Day need to hassle invading Earth to break it?What's new with warp drives?What's the main most probably situation for doomsday?Are ESP and telekinesis impossible?What do clairvoyance and time commute have in common?How may perhaps quantum mechanics finally impact the destiny of existence within the universe?

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I also believe that the questions that scientists and writers of science fiction wonder about are essentially universal and time invariant. They are the subject of every age's fascination, reflected in its literature, art, and drama, and its science. The specific miracles change with time, as we learn about the world; as certain mysteries are unveiled, others are born. Think about a vibrant flower. Could such a wonderful thing really have evolved from primordial sludge? Yes. But let's go beyond this rather tired question and examine the flower further.

But the issues are just as engaging to anyone who simply wonders, "What if . . " However, while the best science fiction arouses our interest by capturing the drama and excitement inherent in the "What if . . " questions, it generally leaves the answers hanging. Modern science holds the key to knowing what is possible and what isn't. Celebrating the connection between science and popular culture is therefore a natural way to set out the ideas that drive the modern scientific enterprise. Moreover, it can be a lot of fun.

Could such a wonderful thing really have evolved from primordial sludge? Yes. But let's go beyond this rather tired question and examine the flower further. It may have a beautiful pattern visible only in ultraviolet light, which a bee can sense. Who ordered that? Or think about the myriad chemical reactions going on in the bee's eye, which turn individual packets of pure energy into the same visual picture each time the bee scans the flower, in spite of the fact that these reactions are governed by probabilistic laws and the very molecules that respond to the light cannot be said even to exist in any specific state before, and sometimes after, absorbing the light.

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