The next book I’ll be reviewing on Plato’s Library is the final popular-science book by Professor Stephen Hawking!
Hawking was, and still is, one of the biggest icons in modern science. His pioneering role in the development of the Big Bang Theory, alongside his remarkable personal life endeared him to the world, and no doubt inspired a new generation of physicists and cosmologists. But while Hawking will always be remembered for his scientific endeavour, he will also be remembered for his often controversial views on religion and how much science can explain.
This book is a collection of Hawking’s thoughts and reflections on ten “Big Questions” touching on the existence of God, the origins of the universe, and the future of the human race. Not everyone will agree with Hawking’s conclusions, but his engaging prose and novel ideas are certainly worth the read.