Alan Lightman's Essay 'Our Place In The Universe'

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Alan Lightman, a physicist, social entrepreneur, and creative writer of various works, including Our Place in the Universe: “Face to Face with the Infinite,” is written for the general public. This essay, takes the reader through humanity’s scientific discovery. For example, in his introduction, Lightman catches the reader’s attention by telling his own story so the readers can relate to it. Throughout the essay, the concept of size is predominant. Lightman conveys our place in the universe through the representation of a scale to let readers understand the universe. In this scale, Lightman starts small with the progress of human civilization and our measure of maps. This scale slowly becomes larger going from maps to valleys to cities to

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