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22. Expanding The Universe

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Contemporary cosmology recognizes structural and functional examples of orderliness, conditions that were not only unsuspected earlier but were outright unimaginable. This chapter deals with two examples. One was the expansion of the universe. Another was the existence of well-defined edges to the cosmos: boundaries to length, to periods of time, to velocity, temperature and complexity. It presents reasons why the complexity boundary is that of the complexity of the human brain. It may, indeed, be said that human minding, human creative capacities actively partake in the enlargement of the cosmos. They do not do so by increasing the volume or temperature of the universe or the range of possible velocities but by bringing about conditions that could not have been brought about, were it not for the human agency.

Keywords: contemporary cosmology; human brain; human creative capacities



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