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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Earth-based radio telescopes have also searched long and hard for
transmissions beamed toward us by extraterrestrial civilizations. To date all of
these efforts have proved unsuccessful. Some scientists argue that these failures
But among all the scientists who have thought about the subject, only a very few
have taken the last crucial step of emphasizing the essential mystery of life's
existence. The first was Lawrence J. Henderson, professor of biological chemistry
But as I read the works of other scientists, I set myself the task of summarizing
their conclusions in the form of a list, an actual piece of paper sitting before me on
the desk. Initially that list occupied a scrap torn from a notepad. I kept reading ...
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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