Life of discovery... how much more amazing and full of wonder life becomes when you leave faith at the door, and open your mind to what is real and evident. Everything that has happened in the history of the universe has put you in this very spot. You were not determined... how much greater freedom is there after knowing that your whole life is in... as well as out of your control!
Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos: The Scientific Quest for the Secret of the Universe. Love his writing about modern physics and cosmology. If you want to know something about the Higgs Boson, his writing makes it understandable for the lay person
Lord Martin Rees, one of the world's most eminent astronomers, is an emeritus professor of cosmology and astrophysics at the University of Cambridge and the UK's Astronomer Royal. He is one of our key thinkers on the future of humanity in the cosmos.