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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Truly underrated

    Smolin's theory of cosmological natural selection compares favorably with a lot of multiverse and anthropic based approaches. This is a brilliant book, a masterpiece of the speculative imagination. His argument that life is a self organized far from equilibrium structure nested within a hierarchy of self organized far from equilibrium structures, the largest of which is the universe, is convincing. I'm sold.

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  • Posted December 27, 2012

    I don't think you could find a better explication of the issues

    I don't think you could find a better explication of the issues that confront 21st century physics, the unification of quantum physics and relativity, the fine tuning problem,  and scores of other issues.  The book is crisp, unpretentious, and  finely written.  Smolin is an excellent teacher, and has an unusually broad range of reference among physicists; he refers to literature, philosophy and biology frequently for inspiration.  

    I can't imagine a book that covers this sort of stuff any better than this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    Life of the Cosmos

    An additional comment: Chapters 8 an 9 describe how stars are made in the cosmos and may well be the most exciting chapters in all literature dealing with the cosmos, entropy and mega-physical processes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2007

    Life of the Cosmos

    Smolin introduces a whole new set of ways to examine and study the Cosmos. He lifts the reader from the standard texts and descriptions to a new level of thought and insights into the interrealtionship that may have evolved over the life of the Universe. (Yes, evolved)

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