Imagine a system where heat flows from a hot region to a cold region under the constraint of the traditional second law of thermodynamics.
Shatner‘s revelation may be interpreted as an environmentalist creed, but I rather see it as a poetical formulation of the fine-tuning of Earth for life.
Now that NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is fully operational, there is renewed chatter about the possibility of discovering extra-terrestrial life.
One of the advantages we have in our study of nature is our ability to observe an entire “unpolluted” universe.
If scientists thought that life’s origin and nature would soon yield to scientific reductionism, they have been disappointed.