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Guest: Dr. Joe Rosen: Topics: Science, physics, comprehending the whole of the material universe, space issues, and more. We welcomed for the first time to The Space Show Dr. Joe Rosen to discuss his new book, "Lawless Universe: Science and the Hunt for Reality." You can purchase this book on the OGLF website through Amazon and Amazon will make a contribution to OGLF/The Space Show. Please use www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/books and select this title. Dr. Rosen is a deep thinking scientist so make sure you are comfortable and alert for listening to this 90 minute program. Our first segment started by asking Dr. Rosen why he wrote the book and to provide us with an overview of the book. The basic premise of his book and our discussion today was that science cannot fully comprehend the universe. To fully understand what Dr. Rosen talks about, I do urge you to not only listen to this full program but to read his book. Dr. Rosen talked about cosmology, theories, and distinguished real science from pseudo science. This discussion took us into the area of the use of language and the need for it to be precise in science and other disciplines. In our discussion about the limitations of science, we talked about multiple dimensions and much more. Our second segment started off with a discussion about our universe being unique. This was a basic thread and theme for the entire segment and balance of the show. Dr. Rosen explained how this challenges our basic understanding of what cosmology really is. A listener question took us into the realm of possible life beyond Earth. Dr. Rosen pointed out that being a unique universe did not limit the possibility of biological life throughout our universe. This entire discussion regarding our being a unique universe is important and its a must listen to segment of this interview. Toward the end of this segment, we talked about the unique universe might mean for science study as well as careers and funding. In our third and final segment, we started out by discussing perceived and objective reality. As you will hear, science cannot and does not meet our objective demands which strongly suggests the existence of a deep level than perceived reality, perhaps even beyond our understanding. A listener asked if this implied the existence of God. See what you think of what Dr. Rosen had to say about this. Later in the segment, we talked about popular scientific discussions, terms such as the Mind of God which he said were metaphoric, not to be taken literally. We discussed expectations within the general public and the non-science public and what this means for our overall scientific knowledge and expertise. This brought up cultural issues as well. Following this discussion, we talked about the difference between objective and subjective realities and the blurring of the lines between the two. I suggested why I think the lines get blurred and Dr. Rosen shared his thoughts on this issue as well. If you have questions or comments for Dr. Joe Rosen about his book, this program or other science questions, please email them to me at drspce@thespaceshow.com and I will forward them to our guest.

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26 Aug 2010 Dr. Joe Rosen
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