The Cosmic Blueprint

The Cosmic Blueprint : Order and Complexity at the Edge of Chaos

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Scientists have just begun to understand how complexity and organization can emerge from featurelessness and chaos. Is the way the universe is now in some sense predetermined? Is there, in other words, a "cosmic blueprint"? This book argues in favour of the idea of the creative universe, which recognizes the innovative character of physical processes, and suggests that the universe as a whole possesses a tendency to develop towards progressively higher levels of complex organization. Investigating some scientific discoveries, the author shows how the study of complexity reveals certain common holistic principles.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 14mm | 175g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • diagrams, references, further reading, index
  • 0140243623
  • 9780140243628

Table of contents

Blueprint for a universe; the missing arrow; complexity; chaos; charting the irregular; self-organization; life - its nature; life - its origin; the unfolding universe; the source of creation; organizing principles; the quantum factor; mind and brain; is there a blueprint?show more

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