Is There Biology/Evolution In "A Brief History Of Time"? (Stephen Hawkings)

Gizmo j

Senior member
Nov 9, 2013
I know that cosmos by Carl Sagan has astronomy AND biology.

But I'm not sure if a brief history of time has biology as well.


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Oct 2, 2004
Why not try reading it? Or, you it? Thirty second search can find you a trove of answers to stupid questions (of which you have plenty).
"Stephen Hawkings' book A Brief History of Time was published in 1988. It aimed to make complex concepts in theoretical physics accessible to a layman's audience. The book was a great success, guiding readers through topics like the Big Bang, the fabric of time and space, particle physics, black holes, and more.

It is a non-fiction book that takes care not to use technical terms without first explaining them. A simple summary of A Brief History of Time goes all the way from the beginning of the universe to its end, explaining things like space and time, the expanding universe, the uncertainty principle, black holes, wormholes, and time travel along the way."

It is a book on physics/astrophysics. Hawking wasn't nearly as interested in the possibility of alien life as Carl Sagan was. He was purely a mathematician and astrophysicist in his career life. His book was about the physics of the universe and spacetime, and the objects in it. Not aliens, or anything about biological life.
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Jul 27, 2020
But I'm not sure if a brief history of time has biology as well.
Hawking notes that the French use the term "blackhole" to refer to something nothing to do with outer space. What that is, I'll leave it up tp you as an exercise but upon completing it, you will exclaim, "Oh yeah, THAT'S biology aright!".