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The Beginning and the End - The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective

The Beginning and the End - The Meaning of Life in a Cosmological Perspective | Human Nature  ,Brain and Cognitive Sciences &Singularity | Scoop.it

In this fascinating journey to the edge of science, Vidal takes on big philosophical questions: Does our universe have a beginning and an end, or is it cyclic? Are we alone in the universe? What is the role of intelligent life, if any, in cosmic evolution? Grounded in science and committed to philosophical rigor, this book presents an evolutionary worldview where the rise of intelligent life is not an accident, but may well be the key to unlocking the universe's deepest mysteries. Vidal shows how the fine-tuning controversy can be advanced with computer simulations. He also explores whether natural or artificial selection could hold on a cosmic scale. In perhaps his boldest hypothesis, he argues that signs of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations are already present in our astrophysical data. His conclusions invite us to see the meaning of life, evolution, and intelligence from a novel cosmological framework that should stir debate for years to come.


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Spaceweaver's curator insight, June 20, 2014 6:52 AM

The global brain in a cosmic context.

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Beyond #Posthumanism? | #cyborgs #enhanced


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Claude Emond's curator insight, January 11, 2014 8:02 PM

«We are already Posthuman»

                                                      Andy Miah

 

Amen ! :)

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Your Digital Afterlives - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Your Digital Afterlives - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Human Nature  ,Brain and Cognitive Sciences &Singularity | Scoop.it

Most transhumanists are already familiar with digitalism, even if they haven’t heard the name. Digitalism uses ideas from computer science to develop new ways of thinking about old topics. Writers like Ed Fredkin, Hans Moravec, Frank Tipler, Nick Bostrom, and Ray Kurzweil are digitalists. Typically, digitalists are scientists, rationalists, naturalists, and atheists. Nevertheless, they have worked out novel and deeply meaningful ways of thinking about things like ghosts, souls, gods, resurrection, and reincarnation.

 

 


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