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Physicist Victor J. Stenger points out (2007: 117-121) that in an expanding universe, it actually is possible for the universe to start out in a state of maximal entropy, and yet for its entropy to increase over time, because the expansion of spacetime also raises the maximum allowable entropy. The maximum allowable entropy, in fact, increases faster than the actual entropy, which means that there is room for localized order to form.
The strength of gravity, when measured against the strength of electromagnetism, seems fine-tuned for life (Rees 2000: ch. 3; Uzan 2011: sect. 4; Lewis & Barnes 2016: ch. 4). If gravity had been absent or substantially weaker, galaxies, stars and planets would not have formed in the first place. Had it been only slightly weaker (and/or electromagnetism slightly stronger), main sequence stars such as the sun would have been significantly colder and would not explode in supernovae, which are the main source of many heavier elements (Carr & Rees 1979). If, in contrast, gravity had been slightly stronger, stars would have formed from smaller amounts of material, which would have meant that, inasmuch as still stable, they would have been much smaller and more short-lived (Adams 2008; Barnes 2012: sect. 4.7.1).
A peace that surpasses our understanding perhaps?
originally posted by: Boundless1
So what does that guy say about our ordering consciousness?
The very thought of order brings a calm, and peacefulness to the thinker..