What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else. In this provocative book, he argues that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential in physics, may be leading today´s researchers astray in three of the field´s most important areas - string theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology. Arguing that string theory has veered away from physical reality by positing six extra hidden dimensions, Penrose cautions that the fashionable nature of a theory can cloud our judgment of its plausibility. In the case of quantum mechanics, its stunning success in explaining the atomic universe has led to an uncritical faith that it must also apply to reasonably massive objects, and Penrose responds by suggesting possible changes in quantum theory. Turning to cosmology, he argues that most of the current fantastical ideas about the origins of the universe cannot be true, but that an even wilder reality may lie behind them. Finally, Penrose describes how fashion, faith, and fantasy have ironically also shaped his own work, from twistor theory, a possible alternative to string theory that is beginning to acquire a fashionable status, to ´´conformal cyclic cosmology,´´ an idea so fantastic that it could be called ´´conformal crazy cosmology.´´
This audiobook reveals how ´´ordinary´´ people in the Bible seized the opportunity to move the hands of God into performing miracles in their lives. Not only does God has unlimited power to make things happen, but people categorized as ´´ordinary people´´ can also break the world record with their faith. You can be sure that hearing about great men and women of the Bible from this audiobook will motivate you into putting your faith to practice and moving the hands of God into performing his wonders in your life! In the end, you will realize that God doesn’t need all your fancy credentials to perform his miracles; he only needs your faith and action. This is more than just an audiobook!You are up for a faith challenge with this audiobook handy!Grab your copy now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dalan E. Decker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107340/bk_acx0_107340_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Katie Lapp´s identity has been shattered ever since she was painfully torn from her close-knit community in the frightening ordeal called the shunning. Katie, now Katherine Mayfield, sets out to find the ailing birth mother she has never known. Her journey takes her to places where electric lights and telephones set Katherine´s mind whirling with ´´fancy´´ things and where she stumbles into a world of betrayal, where the plain garb of the Amish is misused to disguise an evil conspiracy. Alone in a world of strangers, she longs only for the gentle embrace of the woman she hopes to call Mother. The Confession is the second book in a trilogy that recreates the simple life of the Amish. Its themes of hope and reconciliation show us that even when we think we are far away, God´s love is always present. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marguerite Gavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001168/bk_blak_001168_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Titel: Loosen UP - Parsons / Niamh / Format: Audio CDTracks: Disc 1:1. The Big Bad Wolf 2. Seeing Things 3. Fancy Waistcoat 4. Clohinne Winds 5. Gently Born/Micky Dans 6. Closer To You 7. The Briar And The Rose 8. I Know My Faith (Is Worth Much
The only thing from this life that you will take with you into eternity is your character. It´s plain and simple. You can build massive wealth, drive a fancy car, have the most amazing husband or wife, but when you leave this world the only thing you take with you is the mental and moral distinctions that make you: you. This is your character. Meet Matt. Meet Anna. They are the heroes of this 21 Day Character Challenge book. You will follow them each day through 21 different life lessons that help to shape their faith. Your goal will be to place yourself in their shoes. You will learn without having to go through these scenarios yourself. Everyone should take the 21 Day Character Challenge and see what areas of your life God is ready to expand. See where he is calling you forward. It´s a wild ride, but well worth the journey! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Micah Brooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089650/bk_acx0_089650_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It all started with a curse. When Woong´s hunger drives him to steal the fancy meal set out by his superstitious mother, he invokes a shaman´s wrath. Soon afterwards, a flood ravages his home, ripping him from his parents and hurtling him into street life during the catastrophic North Korean famine of the 1990s.Traveling from place to place in order to survive, Woong meets a grandmother whose faith in the Dear Leader enables her to wait patiently for the arrival of food aid, an uncle whose plot to take over a grain silo could land the whole family in prison camp, and a mysterious character who may or may not have an angelic blessing.Woong´s journey is arduous, spanning several winters where cold and sickness are perils as deadly as starvation. Still, he holds on to hope of one day reversing the shaman´s curse and forging a new life of freedom and belonging. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Bandfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100377/bk_acx0_100377_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.