I just finished watching this video from a couple posts down. It’s an amazing presentation in laymen’s terms about the current state of physics. Lawrence Krauss is funny, invigorating and thought provoking. I’ve read books on astrophysics and he makes Brian Greene look like an elementary school teacher.
Around minute 30, he makes a strong case for a universe that originated from nothing. He appeals to my limited knowledge of math. I studied calculous in high school and college. I feel like I know a little more than the average bear. But it doesn’t matter. He spells out math equations well that we should all be able to understand.
The entire presentation is amazing, and I hope you give it a chance. The thing about the big bang and evolution is that I don’t understand how it’s incomprehensible to some people. If listen to the discussion about them, it’s rather simple. Yes, there are complex aspects of them, but they aren’t that bad when smart people explain them well.
I like particularly how Krauss explains that the world, in mathematical language, makes more sense than in human linguistics. Math requires harmony, and it is achieved or else it doesn’t work.