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The book A Brief History of Time 1988 by Stephen Hawking is a one of a kind introduction to todays physics It recently became a record standing over a hundred weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List and about 237 weeks in The London Sunday Times best-seller list The book has been translated in forty languages and has reached international popularity in many countries Its author Stephen William Hawking 1942 is one of the brightest scientist of our time replacing the chair once held by Isaac Newton as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics At first I was looking for some explanation about the Big Bang my brother got me into the subject the day we saw the Blockbuster movie Contact The motion picture is based on the novel created by Carl Sagan a historical man of science The movie is directed by Robert Zemeckis starring Jodie Foster as a radio astronomer who first intercepts an intelligent alien radio signal from a distant region in space When the message is fully understood it is known that inside that signal were blueprints for creating a machine capable of sending a traveler to another world This causes a religious political and scientific chaos in our society The movie beautifully combines the purposes of both science and religion into the ultimate search for the truth And the possibility of reaching out this far changes the way humanity look at themselves and their world I found it fascinating how much there is to question and how little I knew The beginning of Contact shows our little planet Earth and in the background is the latest song released by Spice Girls in the radio As the camera fades away the radio and television transmission gradually changes to old songs and programs The creators of the movie used remarkable pieces of our century to make the audience realize that the radio frequency waves goes on to infinity travelling through space We
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