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Duane Elgin

Karen–Thanks for sharing insights from Lee Smolin’s book, “The Life of the Cosmos.” I think he is correct in viewing the universe as a self-organizing system in a non-equilibrium condition. I am also intrigued with his suggestion that new universes form every time a star collapses into a black hole. So, please post more of what you found engaging in this pioneering book. I appreciate Smolin’s approach to cosmology—and how he regards the universe as a single, enormous system and encourages us to build theories that apply to the entire cosmos as an integrated system.