The symbiotic universe: life and mind in the cosmos
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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