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The cosmic war between monotony and creativity | David Deutsch

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Published on October 14, 2019 - Duration: 15:10s

The cosmic war between monotony and creativity | David Deutsch

Theoretical physicist David Deutsch delivers a mind-bending meditation on the "great monotony" -- the idea that nothing novel has appeared in the universe for billions of years -- and shows how humanity's capacity to create explanatory knowledge could be the thing that bucks this trend.

"Humans are not playthings of cosmic forces," he says.

"We are users of cosmic forces."

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