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Original Essays | August 18, 2014 0 comments
Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
James GardnerDescribe your latest project.
The Intelligent Universe is the story of the probable future history of the universe. It is a vision of life's vast journey from the very first moment of the Big Bang a moment pregnant with the possibility of the emergence of living matter to the final cosmic consummation. That consummation, I believe, will be a moment when life and intelligence will dominate the universe as thoroughly as life currently dominates the terrestrial biosphere. In my view, the universe will end neither in fire nor in ice but rather in intelligent life. That is the essence of my vision.
The universe itself is my muse. As Galileo famously remarked:
Philosophy is written in this grand book I mean the universe which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the characters in which it is written.
I have accepted Galileo's invitation to gaze into this grand book I mean our cosmos and tried to learn the language and the characters in which it is written. In the process, I have discovered something truly amazing that this grand book is not only a tale of the dimmest past but also a story about distant tomorrows. Above all, it is a book that, carefully deciphered, foretells the incredible journey that intelligent life will make across the vast expanse of the cosmic future as well as the probable consummation of that voyage the emergence of an intelligent universe.
What could be more inspiring than that?
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