I came across this blog post I wrote in 2010.
It reminded me of how stupid I am. Cosmology, fine-tuning, the definition of intelligent life are beyond my understanding. But it reminded me of a very simple principle that science teachers teach: there’s no such thing as a perpetual motion machine. If the universe is merely a huge, complex assembly of parts behaving according to the laws of physics, then it will eventually stop spinning, so to speak. It has not been spinning forever and it will not continue to spin forever.
Now, maybe the scientists are wrong. Maybe there are perpetual motion machines. It’s fascinating to pursue this idea, but ultimately we must face the reality of the universe in which we live.
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