Brief History Of Time By Stephen Hawking

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For the second semester book report I chose to read A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. Before I started reading I knew what I signed up for. A lot of math, science and complicated stuff that sometimes makes my head hurt. Nonetheless A Brief History of Time is about the history of science, history of how the universe began and how the journey of finding the theory for everything has been going. He talks about some of the theories that may help with finding the theory like the black hole theory, general relativity, quantum mechanics, imaginary time, string theory and many more. He also mentions the belief that people have that god created the universe, that God created everything.
The book starts with Stephen Hawking talking about our first ideas on how the universe and our planet looked and how they were formed. One of the first ideas was from some time in 300 B.C. from a Greek Philosopher Aristotle in his book On The Heavens he claimed that earth was a round sphere and not a flat plate because he realized the eclipses of the moon were made by the earth coming between the sun and moon. Which is why the earth’s shadow on the moon was always round. He also believed that the earth was at the center of the universe so the earth must be stationary and the sun, the moon, the planets, and that stars moved in a circular motion around the earth. But a later we find that this untrue. It would have been really cool to be at the very center of it all and feel somewhat important…

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