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Duane Elgin
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Thanks for the comments Ed,
 
I’ll take a quick break from family tasks to say that I definitely do not see the universe as “alive” in the same way that biological organisms are alive.  However, I do see the universe as a unique kind of unified and living system nested within the unique aliveness of a larger multiverse. At a micro-scale, I do not see a rock, for example, as “alive” in the same way that biological organisms are alive. However, the atoms that comprise the rock (and within the atoms, the quarks, gluons, and resonance patterns of “strings” at an even more micro scale, do seem to possess some kind of primary “aliveness”). So, my working hypothesis is that unique expressions of aliveness are found at both higher and lower orders of scale, with “biological” organisms being an expression of life found within the human range.
 
Onwards,
 
Duane