Biocosm — The New Scientific Theory of Evolution: Intelligent Life is the Architect of the Universe. By James N. Gardner. Inner Ocean Publishing.
James N. Gardner presents a startling hypothesis for how our apparent bio-friendly universe began and what its ultimate destiny will be. Originally presented in peer-reviewed scientific journals, his radical “Selfish Biocosm” theory proposes that life and intelligence have not emerged in a series of random Darwinian accidents, but are essentially hardwired into the cycle of cosmic creation, evolution, death, and rebirth. He argues that the destiny of highly evolved intelligence (perhaps our distant progeny) is to infuse the entire universe with life, eventually to accomplish the ultimate feat of cosmic reproduction by spawning one or more “baby universes,” which will themselves be endowed with life-generating properties. In this explanation of the role of life in the cosmos, Gardner presents an eloquent and lucid synthesis of the most recent advances in physics, cosmology, biology, biochemistry, astronomy, and complexity theory.