The Universe and Life but Not Everything
by Anthony Christian Wright
AuthorHouse UK

"…an educational tool to aid the uneducated and curious as well as intellectual and educated…hopefully address some of life’s issues and science’s greatest problems."

In the “Introduction,” Wright welcomes us to his “universe” where readers are encouraged to think for themselves rather than rely on accepted philosophies and theories. In six sections he offers insight on the following controversial topics: “The Universe”; “Life Science”; “Business and Commerce”; “Government, Law, and Order”; “Organised Religion”; “Personal Life of Jesus.” In general, Wright’s approach is to expose the perceived faults of established viewpoints by contrasting them with theories currently put forward but not officially accepted. From these two sources (for example, Einstein and Newton versus modern astrophysicists) he extracts his own philosophy.

Each chapter ends with witty, short statement(s) serving as proof not easily refuted. In “The Universe” section, for example, chapters introduce a variety of theories regarding creation and the nature of the universe (slow-push versus Big Bang), black holes, gravity, the speed of light, and the significance of the earth’s center. His statement regarding the stars, planets, and sun is as follows: “It is a system of counterbalance…It is as simple as that.” Another section covers the laws of government, specifically in the United Kingdom (UK). Readers from other countries will learn about systems within the UK which may apply to their own country’s government. Wright’s simplified taxation appears similar to what American politicians call a ‘flat tax.’ His feelings about Parliament's: televised sessions have caused him to lose “all faith in the British system.” The comments suggest that much of the author’s research was done via television and online. Also in the section on Jesus, he refers to “other Christian texts.” Conspicuously, the book lacks a bibliography of resources.

What Wright does well is think deeply and out-of-the-box. He is giftedly brilliant and curious—which apparently has caused conflict. One wonders about him not being welcome in America. He claims that is a story for a future book.

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