Yahweh of the Cosmos by Cedric Michael Guss
Ultimate Symmetry in the Universe

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In the expanse of space and time, man has sought to understand his origins. Yet, only over the past 100 years has he had much success. Unfortunately, many present day puzzling observations by scientists still get in the way of our full understanding, from the Pioneer and neutrino mixing anomalies to the mass asymmetry in the universe. Throw in new evidence for an outer accelerated expansion and possible changing speed of light in the early universe, and suddenly science looks like it needs its own intelligent redesign. If we are ever going to be able to put theoretical models of cosmic creation together, we need to understand something about the symmetry of our universe, or its lack thereof. Physicists talk about a spontaneous symmetry breaking of the original force of nature; but even today the Standard Model of Physics has serious deficiencies. Cosmologists talk about dark matter and dark energy as solutions to conflicts in accepted theories of the observed expansion, flatness, and uniformity of the universe; yet real evidence for both is missing. Perhaps when we expand the horizon beyond the cosmos, some explanations to these problems ironically come into view. And they point to a hyper universe that may not have lost its symmetry after all, in which we are a small subset in space and time. Physicists on this path to a common Theory of Everything have started to develop theories that geometrically approach those of consciousness itself. And if there is symmetry, there is a center; and with a center, there is a driver, whom people of faith will call God. Someday when church and science put off the gloves, their followers may find they are speaking a common language more than they had ever wished or imagined. Then Albert Einstein will have also been prophetic when he said, "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."

About Cedric Michael Guss

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The author’s unique perspective on the topics of science and religion stems from the fact that he was raised in a religious family and trained as a scientist.  He is the son of a Lutheran pastor, and has remained active in church life as a council member and Bible study leader.  His academic major and field of interest in school was physics, in which he majored in college, and then further pursued in graduate school and post graduate research.  He has an M.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University, where his specific field of study was experimental high-energy (particle) physics; and his thesis was the measurement of the total proton-antiproton cross section at 1.8 TeV in the center of mass, which was measured in an experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois, during the 1980s.  His postdoctoral research included working for Temple University at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, New York, and for Cornell University back at Fermilab during the 1990s.  Research that he has been involved in has included experiments with neutral kaons in search of standard model violating decay modes as well as the measurement of proton-antiproton cross sections. In addition to science and religion, the author’s interests and expertise include real-time data acquisition and operating systems as well as embedded systems.  After postdoctoral study, he has worked as a technical and project leader for Motorola and now teaches computer engineering as an adjunct professor at McGill University in Montreal.
Published November 14, 2005 by AuthorHouse. 252 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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