By Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
In this book Hawking, author of the acclaimed A Brief History of Time, attempts to make the difficult case that the universe has a “grand design” but has no need of a “grand designer” (God). This slim, slick volume (printed on coated paper for generous use of color throughout) is equal parts philosophy and science. At one point Hawking and Mlodinow say that “philosophy is dead,” so it is time to turn over philosophy to the scientists (like them?). Something tells me they are not up on the latest in philosophy. A fascinating read for the science, particularly if you like quantum theory, but look elsewhere for your philosophy and theology about what it all means.