The symbiotic universe: life and mind in the cosmos

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William Morrow, 1988 - Science - 271 pages
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Attempting to explain that human existence is utterly astonishing, Greenstein looks deep into the cosmos, examining the remarkable series of coincidences and unlikely circumstances our existence depends on. He suggests, by the theory of quantum mechanics, that human existence is the effect of a gigantic symbiosis. Photos, drawings, an index and glossary.

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Greenstein expounds upon physicist Brandon Carter's "Anthropic Principle,'' which argues that "if some feature of the natural world is required for our existence, then it must indeed be the case.'' He ... Read full review

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I never quite remembered, from chemistry class, or if I ever learned, what makes water work as a solvent and this book kinda 'splains it in plain language. Also, Greenstein gives some interesting ... Read full review

Contents

The Second Sun
13
Life
31
The Red Giants
33
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

GEORGE GREENSTEIN is Professor of Astronomy at Amherst College and the author of The Symbiotic Universe and Frozen Star. He is the recipient of both the Phi Beta Kappa Award for science writing and the American Institute of Physics/U.S. Steel Award. His essays appear regularly in the American Scholar magazine.

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