COSMOGENESIS--The Growth of Order
in the Universe by DAVID LAYZER

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
New York Oxford
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Of macroscopic physics, the second law of thermodynamics, asserts that order is
continually crumbling into chaos. The Universe is running down.

Biology and cosmology also equip time with an arrow pointing toward the
future. But the natural processes that define time's arrow for the cosmologist and
the biologist are processes that generate order rather than chaos. The worlds of
comology and biology are winding up rather than running down. They are worlds
in which new forms of order are continually being created.

Yet the worlds of cosmology and biology also differ in a fundamental way.
Cosmologists insist that the growth of order is in principle entirely predictable;
biologists are largely skeptical of the claim that biological evolution has followed
a predictable course.

Finally, some contemporary scientists have challenged the most deeply in-
grained of all scientific beliefs, the assumption that science provides, or at least
strives for, an objective description of a world that exists independently of the
human mind. We are not, they say, mere passive spectators of the passing show,
as the etymology of the word theory suggests, but participants; we help to make
reality.
Note this last sentence: We are not, they say, mere passive spectators of the passing show,
as the etymology of the word theory suggests, but participants; we help to make
reality.
This fits an idea basic to unitheism: Each of us, moment by moment, is helping create the kind of future we imagine and desire.
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G~O~D--Now & ForeverIS:Nature, Nurture & PNEUMA-ture, Thanks to Warren Farr&ME AT www.unitheist.org