Post Number:#91 February 12th, 2012, 6:17 pm
Belinda wrote:PhillipS wrote:Belinda wrote:Or is it? Why would the order we detect not be universal?The fact that us clever little pattern makers see order is neither here nor there among the far places of the universe
Because human lives are not reproducible in planets that are not of the goldilocks sort.We know of no other planets that are goldilocks planets. If there are any of those they are too far away to find or to find us.
Hello Belinda and Wooden Shoe.
I grant you that other goldilocks planets may not have come as far as us in producing the kind of order we see in the biological world. However, astrophysicists do find order in the heavenly bodies, though they be many light years away. Also, the spectra of distant stars (and possibly accompanying planets) indicate that they are made of the same kind of stuff as our solar system. Therefore it is a reasonable hypothesis that the order we see around us is, or is capable of being, reproduced on other planets in the universe.
I take your point about dark energy. This along with the energy and matter we see in the universe, would have all originated in the hypothetical big bang. So, as you say, there was a lot of energy locked up in that process. However, if time began with the big bang then nothing could have preceded it, not even dark energy, not even intelligence.