Universal Meaning: In Search of The Reason For Our Existence

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We all strive to understand our world. Most of us ponder the meaning of existence and search for purpose in our lives. The answers we seek are not easily found, for the wisdom needed to do so is not easily acquired. It is not fruit that can be plucked from a tree, but a mountain that must be climbed. The climb involves an ongoing search for truth about our world and ourselves. It is in the spirit of such a search that this book is offered for your consideration. It is a scientifically-grounded journey in search of the meaning for the existence of life, of our species and, indeed, the existence of everything. The Journey begins with an exploration of our Universe; that which encompasses all of existence. It is a search for indications of the meaning of that existence. On the way, the Journey reviews the evolution of life, culminating with an examination of the strengths and weaknesses of our own species. Key challenges are identified that we all must face if we want to thrive (and perhaps even to survive) on this earth; within this Universe. These challenges must be met if we are to realize the most compelling meaning for our existence. Hopefully, the Journey within this book will serve as either the beginning, or the continuation, of a never-ending search for those seeking to understand some of the most important truths about our existence.  

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Floyd Brown holds a Ph. D. degree in Psychology, having completed graduate training in clinical psychology at Ohio State University and Baylor Medical School. He completed graduate training in organizational psychology at the University of Washington, where he also received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Dr. Brown has over 25 years of experience in planning and providing clinical services for adults, children and families. He also has several years of experience in assisting law enforcement responses to crisis situations, work for which he received three public service commendations. Dr. Brown has been Clinical Director of one Mental Health Center, Executive Director of another and Director of Operations of a Policy Center at the University of Washington. Dr. Brown has over 20 years of experience in providing consultation and training to for-profit, non-profit, community and government organizations. He has over 10 years of experience teaching at the college level, and has also maintained an active, life-long interest in astronomy, cosmology and theoretical physics. Dr. Brown was a founding member of a group of educators called “The Interprofessional Education Consortium.” As such, he was lead author of one book and co-author of two others used to train professionals engaged in Interprofessional, organizational and community collaborations. Dr. Brown lives on the Olympic Peninsula in the State of Washington. His recreational interests include bicycling, hiking, back-packing and, in general, exploring new places.

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EXCERPTS FROM "KIRKUS REVIEWS" "A scientifically grounded search for meaning in a Universe that continually reveals itself as ever more complex and capacious." "This is an extraordinarily ambitious investigation...a worthy attempt to combine the best of what science can offer with an unremitting insistence on the human significance of science's findings." "If nothing else, this breezily written volume is worth reading for its accessible introduction to cosmology." "A fascinating, and delightfully unpretentious, attempt to tackle the biggest question."

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