Bang: A Curriculum Vita of the Universe from the Big Bang to the Most Intelligent Form of Life on Planet Earth and Some of Its Peculiarities as Seen by a Quark

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New Art Technologies, 2004 - Science
BANG is an eyewitness account of the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang to the present. This book is really twofold. On the one hand, the popular science part tells the story of the universe, from the BigBang through the formation of the solar system to the present state of planet Earth; on the other hand, the more philosophic part recounts the peculiarities of humans and their main current problems, suggesting possible solutions all from a detached Quark's point of view.The chapters can be read in numerical sequence (which also reflects the chronological sequence) but for ease of reading chapter 4 is printed first. It describes the main differences between humans and other animals including their abnormal sexual behaviour. The book makes easy bedtime reading.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTIONS
14
Nature
20
Is Earthling Intelligence a Benefit?
26
Evolution versus Development
33
Earthling Sexual Behaviour
39
Artificial Insemination
45
INORGANIC EVOLUTION
53
Four Forces and Three Constants Make the Universe Tick
58
Sex
112
Reptiles
118
Queen is no Monarch
125
Australopithecines
131
Stepping Stones
138
Hunters Gatherers and Carrion Eaters
149
The Writing on the Wall
155
Dwellings
162

Hyper Stars
64
Milky Way or Galaxis
70
Sun
76
Hairy Comets
82
Crustal Displacement
88
Replicables
95
First Autoelimination
101
Unisex
104
Tilling the Land
168
Slavery
174
FALLACIES
182
Why Religion versus Science?
188
Back to Nature
194
ACTUAL EARTHLING PROBLEMS 201 Overpopulation
201
Mysticism
214
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Siegfried Eckleben was born in Weimar, Germany on Labour Day, May 1st, 1944. It started with labour and he's been labouring ever since. His family fled the Russian Zone of post war Germany in 1949 and emigrated to what is now Namibia (previously South West Africa), the birth country of his father. He grew up and attended school in what was then South West Africa. Later he qualified with a B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Having lived and worked mainly on industrial construction sites in Southern Africa, North and South America, Australia and Europe, he has now established a domicile on one of the Azores Islands in the North Atlantic and a another residence in Namibia. The enigma of the universe and concepts such as eternal and infinity awed and intrigued him since childhood and eventually drove him to write the first part of this book. The peculiarities of humans that he was confronted with during his lifetime motivated him to write the second part of BANG. Siegfried speaks five languages and has written newspaper articles in English, German and Portuguese. He is about to be married for the third time and has a grown up son in Brazil. He likes travelling on cargo ships, where he would like to spend much of the time writing.

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