The Life of the Cosmos

Lee Smolin offers a new theory of the universe that is at once elegant, comprehensive, and radically different from anything proposed before.

The Life of the Cosmos

Lee Smolin offers a new theory of the universe that is at once elegant, comprehensive, and radically different from anything proposed before. Smolin posits that a process of self organization like that of biological evolution shapes the universe, as it develops and eventually reproduces through black holes, each of which may result in a new big bang and a new universe. Natural selection may guide the appearance of the laws of physics, favoring those universes which best reproduce. The result would be a cosmology according to which life is a natural consequence of the fundamental principles on which the universe has been built, and a science that would give us a picture of the universe in which, as the author writes, "the occurrence of novelty, indeed the perpetual birth of novelty, can be understood." Smolin is one of the leading cosmologists at work today, and he writes with an expertise and force of argument that will command attention throughout the world of physics. But it is the humanity and sharp clarity of his prose that offers access for the layperson to the mind bending space at the forefront of today's physics.

The Life of the Cosmos

... 79 radical atomism , 18 , 33 , 54 , 72 , 108 , 198 , 244 , 253 , 260 use in search for life , 148 spin networks , ... use in critical system study , 173 reprocessing , of the universe , 95 reversing cosmos myth , 143 Revolutions of ...

The Life of the Cosmos

A leading cosmologist at work today offers a new theory of the universe that is at once elegant and comprehensive. 4 linecuts.

Life with a Cosmos Clearance

Mother Earth's waters are her blood , the life support system for all living creatures . ... the world is a war being waged to destroy the feeling side of man so that he can be free to dismember the Earth and control the cosmos .

Life with a Cosmos Clearance

On May 9, 2001, the Disclosure Project hosted a major event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This historic event had witness testimony from twenty to twenty-five military, intelligence, government, and corporate individuals involved with UFO projects over the past fifty years, who presented their information before a worldwide group of media correspondents. "Those of us who were military witnesses of UFO history showed official government documentation with detailed testimony. Our focus was and is on the facts and documents. Our purpose was and is to get the mainstream media and government officials to hear those facts and move us toward an honest congressional inquiry. We who came forward want to ban weapons from space and stop aggressively shooting down these space vehicles and their extraterrestrial occupants. We need to declassify the advanced electromagnetic propulsion systems in use by the secret government, start producing them for the world to use, and thereby help save this planet. The people who had been employed in agencies within the military and knew the truth about UFOs were sworn to secrecy. Now I am finally relieved to speak the truth. We military men who hold on to this knowledge are getting old and dying, and we want the truth to come out. We will either do it ourselves or leave it for our children and wives to do. Personally, I have told those on Capitol Hill that I am being led to do it by the aliens themselves. They have convinced me that it is time. They have been waiting on the government, and if the government does not come forward with the truth, then the aliens will take a more public role in disclosure."

Life in The Cosmos

[1:45:96] Asynchronists hold the concept of Rare Coexistence at the heart of their argument and believe for certain that during humanity's exploration of The Cosmos, it is inevitable for explorers to discover those which are known as ...

Life in The Cosmos

Life in The Cosmos is the twenty-eighth instalment in the Little Blue Book Series and is comprised of the forty-fifth discourse of the Monodoxy, which is itself the first disquisition of the Omnidoxy, Astronism’s founding treatise. This single-discourse publication in the Little Blue Book Series introduces the discipline of sentientology as a major branch of cosmontology, particularly as an important topic with regards to form of Astronism known as Popular Astronism. Sentientological inquiries explore a multitude of questions regarding whether there exists intelligent life in The Cosmos, and if so, the nature, form, and purpose of such life, as well as the subsequences for humanity if such life exists or if it does not, all of which are underpinned by a philosophical tone. The Little Blue Book Series was created and first published by Cometan himself as a way to simplify and commercialise the immensity of the two million word length of the Omnidoxy into smaller, more bite-size publications. A successful series from its very first published entry, the Little Blue Book Series has gone on to become a symbol of Astronist commercial literature and a way for Cometan’s words to reach readers of all ages and abilities who remain daunted by the beauty and yet the sheer extensiveness of the Omnidoxy as the longest religious text in history.

Life in the Cosmos

... 842; transition from, to life, 149–153 Prebiotic synthesis: amino acids in, 573; ammonia in, 58–59, 79, 98; CMB radiation in, 574; cosmic rays in, 74; electrical discharge in, 64–66; energy sources for, 58–80, 572–581; formamide in, ...

Life in the Cosmos

Are we alone in the universe? It is a captivating question, but one that historically eluded proper scientific investigation. The new discipline of astrobiology changes the game, introducing rigor to the quest for extraterrestrial life. Life in the Cosmos surveys the field, showing how cutting-edge research is closing in on the answers "out there."

The Life of the Vows

We must take an active and creative share in the life of the cosmos, not only in the sense that we obediently follow a set of hard and fast rules laid down for us, but also in the sense that we assume responsibility for a certain ...

The Life of the Vows

As novice master of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky, Thomas Merton presented weekly conferences to familiarize his charges with the meaning and purpose of the vows they aspired to undertake. In this setting, he offered a thorough exposition of the theological, canonical, and above all spiritual dimensions of the vows. Merton set the vows firmly in the context of the anthropological, moral, soteriological, and ecclesial dimensions of human, Christian, and monastic life. He addressed such classical themes of Christian morality as the nature of the human person and his acts; the importance of justice in relation to the Passion of Christ, to friendship and to love; and self-surrender as the key to grace, prayer and the vowed life. Merton's words on these topics clearly spring from a committed heart and often flow with the soaring intensity of style that we have come to expect in his more enthusiastic prose. The texts of these conferences represent the longest and most systematically organized of any of numerous series of conferences that Merton presented during the decade of his mastership. They may be the most directly pastoral work Merton ever wrote.

Quest for Life

The religious sensibility, for Gordon, is a “higher intuition” that acts “as though the wall separating the contracted individual life from the life of the cosmos is removed.” 5 He identifies the religious sensibility with “the feeling ...

Quest for Life

A.D. Gordon was one of the most interesting and original Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century. Quest for Life presents Gordon’s philosophy, which was developed in Hebrew at the beginning of the twentieth century, to the English reading public. It discusses the role played by the early Land of Israel pioneering labor community in the development of his thought, and offers a new understanding of its major themes, including: the relation of humanity to nature, human freedom, ethnicity, religion, and ethics. In addition, the book discusses the repercussions of Gordon’s thought with respect to contemporary civilization while suggesting its implicit ‘quest for life’ as the basis for a re-evaluation of such topics as the meaning of human life, Jewish peoplehood and the idea of a Jewish homeland.

Time Reborn

A theoretical physicist describes his new approach for thinking about the reality of time and explains his theory about the laws of physics not being timeless but rather capable of evolving.

Time Reborn

A theoretical physicist describes his new approach for thinking about the reality of time and explains his theory about the laws of physics not being timeless but rather capable of evolving.

Theorems and Axioms of Cosmo art

When this universe was forming, it chose for itself certain physical laws instead of others (see Lee Smolin: "The Life of the Cosmos"). No one imposed them on it. These laws made it possible for cosmic life, biological life, ...

Theorems and Axioms of Cosmo art


From the Risale i Nur Collection The words

So, too, the life of the Prophet Muhammad -Peace and blessings be upon him- in both its outer and its inner aspects is the distilled quintessence of life and the spirit of the cosmos, and the messengership of Muhammad - Peace and ...

From the Risale i Nur Collection  The words


Are We Being Watched

Looks at questions related to how life arose on Earth, whether it might exist on other planets, the forms it might take, and how likely it would be that we might make contact with other intelligent species.

Are We Being Watched

Looks at questions related to how life arose on Earth, whether it might exist on other planets, the forms it might take, and how likely it would be that we might make contact with other intelligent species.

Phenomenology and the Human Positioning in the Cosmos

Normally the life of an animated body (and cosmos is also viewed an animated body as it possesses the soul that is the source of its self-movement) is defined precisely by the work of its organs that mediate the traffic of materials and ...

Phenomenology and the Human Positioning in the Cosmos

The classic conception of human transcendental consciousness assumes its self-supporting existential status within the horizon of life-world, nature and earth. Yet this assumed absoluteness does not entail the nature of its powers, neither their constitutive force. This latter call for an existential source reaching beyond the generative life-world network. Transcendental consciousness, having lost its absolute status (its point of reference) it is the role of the logos to lay down the harmonious positioning in the cosmic sphere of the all, establishing an original foundation of phenomenology in the primogenital ontopoiesis of life. ​

Antiquities Beyond Humanism

... signaling the incorporation of every last particular into the predetermined unfolding of cosmic life across a network ... like a disaster from the perspective of an individual life is redeemed at the level of the life of the cosmos.

Antiquities Beyond Humanism

Greco-Roman antiquity is often presumed to provide the very paradigm of Western humanist thinking - a paradigm that is increasingly becoming dislodged by new theoretical currents in the humanities such as posthumanism and the "new materialisms", which point toward entities, forces, and systems that pass through and beyond the human, and which remove it from its primacy as the measure of things. Antiquities Beyond Humanism seeks to explode this presumed dichotomy between the ancient tradition and the modern "turn": fourteen original essays explore instead the myriad ways in which Greek and Roman philosophy and literature can be understood as foregrounding the non-human rather than simply reflecting the ideals of classical humanism. Greek philosophy is filled, after all, with metaphysical explanations of the cosmos grounded in observations of the natural world, and while the ethical tradition addresses the question of how humans should live, this is inevitably linked to investigations of plant life and animal life - indeed, even stone life - as well as the arts (political, medical, rhetorical, ethical) that are fundamental to human life, and the ontological status of living and non-living beings. By casting the non-human or more-than-human in a new light in relation to contemporary concerns with questions of gender, the environment, and networks of communication, the volume demonstrates that encounters with ancient texts, experienced through this lens as both familiar and strange, can forge new understandings of life, whether understood as zoological, psychical, ethical, juridical, political, theological, or cosmic.

Western Book of the Dead

Narayana. says: The life of the Mental Cosmos is everlasting. It is an eternal process of the formation and the dissolution Of shapes, of the distillation of life, intelligence, consciousness and spirit from prima material.

Western Book of the Dead

There are no beings, there are only divine thoughts that appear as beings. Shapes constantly transform, manifest, and dissolve, while essential being is forever. Essential Being is the One Being, the that permeates the Cosmos. No being was ever created by anyone, for being is forever in the past, present and future. Being is One. The Ocean of being permeates all beings. Brahma, the Creator is not needed in an eternal cosmos. Vishnu, the Preserver is not needed in an ever transforming cosmos Shiva, the Destroyer is not possible in an eternal cosmos, for all things transform into other things. Although shapes appear and dissolve forever, being never dies nor is being destroyed.

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The Big Picture A Simplified Exposition of the Ancient Wisdom

Without taking above and below literally, we could paraphrase this into: “As in heaven, so on earth,” or, for purposes of this study, “The process in the Life of the Cosmos is reflected in the process in the life of the consciousness ...

The Big Picture  A Simplified Exposition of the Ancient Wisdom

Marcus van Alphen shares some of his views on Theosophy and the Ancient Wisdom based on his understanding of the subject matter. He attempts to portray the matter in everyday language and proffers ideas as to how to practically apply the tenets of the Ancient Wisdom in daily life. It is written with the beginner in mind and is therefore an excellent primer for the person wanting to know more about spirituality.

The Infinite Cosmos

We are at the peak of a grand cosmic summit of natural selection of the laws of physics. And, here is the beauty of the argument, such a course of events is inevitable: we are the outcome. This is not a bad postulate if it is testable, ...

The Infinite Cosmos

In The Infinite Cosmos Joseph Silk guides the reader through the modern understanding of the cosmos, in a narrative that brings together the latest theory and observation and combines science with literary quotations to capture our growing understanding of the vastness and wonder of our Universe.

New Catholic World

We could prove this by the the subjective cosmos as near in perconsideration of the efficient , typical , fection to its intelligible and objective and final cause of the external act ; life as possible . but prefer to show it only from ...

New Catholic World


Catholic World

We could prove this by the the subjective cosmos as near in perconsideration of the efficient , typical , fection to its intelligible and objective and final cause of the external act ; life as possible . but prefer to show it only from ...

Catholic World


The Akshaya Patra Manasa Bhajare Worship in the Mind

When the onelife leaves the body, all life is doomed to an instant death; there was no independence. ... That Cosmic Life presents itself in the cell as a replication of the Universal Theater or the Cosmos in which we live.

The Akshaya Patra  Manasa Bhajare  Worship in the Mind

The Akshaya Patra series is written as a book to augment books of philosophical inquiry; and to assist true inquiry in such a way, so as to inspire the Mysteries that unfold on the path of initiation. Let us begin by breaking bread together, by this first step, that we may destroy the tome of ignorance with that first principle in prayer saying; "A house that is loved is always satisfied." This house is the Temple of Self; inspired by life and the touch of nature, the Akshaya Patra throughout is filled with inner depth and determination. These first works of the Akshaya Patra, were inspired by, and dedicated to, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, whose influence was, and still is, too vast for words; and whose love has satisfied the genius in this Tomb and Tome of Time. This first book of Volume ONE begins, with the features of introductory, for taking the earliest footsteps, on the path of sacred life; dedicated to Self-Transformation. As a Tree of Knowledge is planted, its roots fan out thru many traditions, and its branches stretch to provide shelter and protection over all. Its leaves call for all to come and take their share of comfort beneath the shadows in its shade; delighted and lighted by the sun by day, and with night fascinated to discover the ringlets of the moon and stars that gave first light in the residence of space. We are THAT Time, we are that Space; we are that Consciousness. "Tat Twam Asi" ... the pursuant in pursuant search, in the sea, of supreme reality. Self-Mastery is a personal journey and there is only one friend; and that is the sacred messenger, who comes to life as the resident within. There are many years involved in coming to this writing of the Akshaya Patra Series. The examinations here have taken us to this first place in the writing; that is nothing more than the satisfaction of ethical journey, working forward from the true beginning. There are many more volumes and books to follow for us, in order to reach our destination in this vast work of self-transformation. Are we ready? Are we deserving? We have been fooled by fools maybe, and we are, or are we, the fools to dream that we are more than this fool we have come to be. We come to this knowing that we have not come to terms with our true identity. Maybe we have fed ourselves unwisely, and only broken bread that is dry, tasteless, and come unsatisfied, from drink before a shallow empty well. The Akshaya Patra Volume ONE Book ONE; entitled Manasa Bhajare: Worship in the Mind; means to satisfy. The Mind will be the first portal passed; before transitioning thru its own death and resurrection. It is here in this first book of Volume ONE that we are first entertained; breaking down our traditions that take shape into something immaterial but tangible. In all, Volume ONE alone will consist of nine books. More to be published. This is Book ONE. Seven Volumes are written and every day these are maturing waiting for release. Currently there are hiding behind this Volume ONE Book ONE about 17 books written... It is to unfold the culmination of a lifetime of work. Each Volume evolves thru seven stages of Initiation; as if passing thru seven days labor on the path towards liberation. In this it is like the Bhagavata. Our purpose, objective and ends may be summed up in the advice given in these words of Sai Baba: (True knowledge) instructs you to reform yourself first. After transforming yourself, try to reform others. That is the advice offered by Vidya (True Knowledge). The delusive attachment to the objective world can be uprooted by means of selfless service rendered as worship to the Lord. Genuine devotion is characterized by LOVE FOR ALL, at all times, everywhere. Sai Baba