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Duane Elgin

Ursula – this is a great list to apply to the universe as a unified and living system:


1) Ability to capture and utilize energy from the environment. — The universe appears to emerge and then maintain itself by capturing energy from non-visible/trans-visible sources. Both atomic structures of matter-energy and the fabric of space-time appear to be involved in a process of continuously utilizing energy from the deeper dimensional environment.


2) Self-maintenance. Utilizing this energy, the universe is a self-maintaining system that has persisted for nearly 14 billion years.


3) Reproduction of one’s kind. Multiverse cosmology suggests that the universe is able to reproduce itself and create offspring cosmic systems.


4) Capacity to evolve. The evolution of the universe from simple hydrogen and helium to the complex forms we have today is one of the basic facts of science.