A Quote by Duane Elgin on living, universe, and alive

Is the universe dead or alive at it's foundation?

This is a powerful question. Be prepared for strong points of view; people often have an immediate response. Some people view the universe as non-living at the foundations, see space as empty, matter as inert, and believe that we as living creatures have evolved from empty space and inert matter. “It is nothing more than fantasy and superstition to think the whole universe is alive.” Other people respond instantly, saying, “Of course it's alive, how could you think otherwise? It is incomprehensible that the experiences of awe evoked by the universe could arise unless the universe around us is alive.”

Duane Elgin

Source: The Living Universe: Where Are We? Who Are We? Where Are We Going? (BK Life (Paperback)), Pages: 195

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