In the Beginning

BY MITCHELL COOPER / What’d you write your dissertation on? Stephen Hawking’s reply would involve a rightly smug remark about the underpinnings of all existence. Using Einstein’s theory of relativity as a baseline, he proved as a young doctoral candidate that the universe really did have a concrete beginning. And the Big Bang has haunted…

The End of Ages

Five thousand years later and the Gilgamesh complex has gone nowhere. What our long-gone brothers and sisters are now, we shall be when we die — or shall we? Throughout History every king and empire has succumbed to time, no matter how massive their works on earth. Yet, as much as destruction is a constant element…