Godâ€™s war crimes, Aristotleâ€™s sneaky tricks, Einsteinâ€™s pajamas, information theoryâ€™s blind spot, Stephen Wolframâ€™s new kind of science, and six monkeys at six typewriters getting it wrong. What do these have to do with the birth of a universe and with your need for meaning? Everything, as youâ€™re about to see. How does the cosmos do something it has long been thought only gods could achieve? How does an inanimate universe generate stunning new forms and unbelievable new powers without a creator? How does the cosmos create? Thatâ€™s the central question of this book, which finds clues in strange places. Why A does not equal A. Why one plus one does not equal two. How the Greeks used kickballs to reinvent the universe. And the reason that Polish-born BenoĂ®t Mandelbrotâ€”the father of fractal geometryâ€”rebelled against his uncle.Youâ€™ll take a scientific expedition into the secret heart of a cosmos youâ€™ve never seen. Not just any cosmos. An electrifyingly inventive cosmos. An obsessive-compulsive cosmos. A driven, ambitious cosmos. A cosmos of colossal shocks. A cosmos of screaming, stunning surprise. A cosmos that breaks five of scienceâ€™s most sacred laws. Yes, five. And youâ€™ll be rewarded with author Howard Bloomâ€™s provocative new theory of the beginning, middle, and end of the universeâ€”the Bloom toroidal model, also known as the big bagel theoryâ€”which explains two of the biggest mysteries in physics: dark energy and why, if antimatter and matter are created in equal amounts, there is so little antimatter in this universe. Called "truly awesome" by Nobel Prizeâ€“winner Dudley Herschbach, The God Problem will pull you in with the irresistible attraction of a black hole and spit you out again enlightened with the force of a big bang. Be prepared to have your mind blown.