Wrinkles in the Cosmic Microwave

Background 185

Early Cosmologies 186

The Copernican Revolution 187

Big Bang Cosmology 188

Cosmological Principle 189

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe 191

Cosmology in the 21st Century 193

The Fate of the Universe 193

Dark Energy 194

Consciousness and the Universe 197

Gravitation 197

Black Holes 201

♦ 13 Conclusion 208

Chronology 209

Glossary 231

Further Reading 271

Index 277

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