From bestselling author Chris Ferrie comes an out of this world pop science space book on how the universe is, indeed, trying to kill us all.
42 REASONS TO HATE THE UNIVERSE
(And One Reason Not To)
by Chris Ferrie
Sourcebooks, February 2024
Yes, the Universe is beautiful. And, despite all our scientific progress, it’s still pretty mysterious. But you know what? The Universe is also kind of an asshole.
Consider that you are just a group of atoms structured in a specific way that you can try to understand this thing we call existence. Those same atoms could have just as easily been used to make the dog shit you are cleaning off your shoes. The fact is, when you zoom out and look at the Universe and how it functions, you’ll see that it’s usually not in our favor. Many of the laws of physics are just kind of… dick-ish.
Chris Ferrie is an award-winning physicist and Senior Lecturer for Quantum Software and Information at the University of Technology Sydney. He has a Masters in applied mathematics, BMath in mathematical physics and a PhD in applied mathematics. He lives in Australia with his wife and children.