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Ekeland, Ivar. The Best of All Possible Worlds: Mathematics and Destiny. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Kreps, David. Bergson, Complexity and Creative Emergence. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

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Riskin, Jessica. The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument over What Makes Living Things Tick. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Sarasohn, Lisa. The Natural Philosophy of Margaret Cavendish. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.

Stott, Rebecca. Darwin’s Ghosts: In Search of the First Evolutionists. New York: Spiegel and Grau, 2012.

Wagner, Roger and Andrew Briggs. The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Young, George. The Russian Cosmists. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.


Arthur, Wallace. Life through Time and Space. Cambridge: Harvard
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Auerswald, Philip. The Code Economy. A Forty-Thousand Year History. <New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Capra, Fritjof and Pier Luigi Luisi. The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Cockell, Charles. The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution. New York: Basic Books, 2018.

Conway Morris, Simon. The Runes of Evolution: How the Universe Became Self-Aware. West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Press, 2015.

Gissis, Snait, et al, ed. Landscapes of Collectivity in the Life Sciences. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2018.

Gordon, Natalie and Richard. Embryogenesis Explained. Singapore: World Scientific, 2016.

Gould, Roy. Universe in Creation: A New Understanding of the Big Bang and the Emergence of Life. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018

Grinspoon, David. Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2016.

Ismael, J. T. How Physics Makes Us Free. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Smith, Eric and Harold Morowitz. The Origin and Nature of Life on Earth. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Volk, Tyler. Quarks to Culture: How We Came to Be. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.

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West, Geoffrey. Scale: The Universal Laws. <New York: Penguin, 2017.

Wilson, David Sloan. This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution. New York: Pantheon, 2019.




Akomolafe, Adebayo. The Trees Still Speak: The Collective Intelligence of the Natural World. Spanda Journal. Volume 2, 2014.

Eglash, Ron and Audrey Bennett. Fractals in Global Africa. Critical Interventions. Issue 9/10, 2012.

Harvey, Graham, ed. The Handbook of Contemporary Animism. Durham, UK: Acumen Publishing, 2013.

Kohn, Eduardo. How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013.

Schipper, Mineke, et al. China’s Creation and Origin Myths. Leiden: Brill, 2011.

Witzel, Michael. The Origins of the World’s Mythologies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Chittick, William. Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul. Oxford, UK: Oneworld, 2007.

Gordon, Robin. Searching for the Soror Mystica: The Lives and Science of Women Alchemists. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2013.

Haberman, Jacob, ed. The Microcosm of Joseph Ibn Saddiq. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2003.

Jackson, William. Heaven’s Fractal Net. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 2004

Panikkar, Raimon. The Rhythm of Being. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2010.

Wang, Robin. Yinyang: The Way of Heaven and Earth in Chinese Thought and Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Weiming, Tu. An “Anthropocosmic” Perspective on Creativity. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2/5, 2010.


Botz-Bornstein, Thorsten. Genes, Memes, and the Chinese Concept of Wen. Philosophy East & West. 60/2, 2010.

Danielson, Dennis. Paradise Lost and the Cosmological Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Dehaene, Stanislas. Reading in the Brain. New York: Viking, 2009

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. The Garden of Truth. New York: HarperCollins, 2007.

Van Schaik, Carel and Kai Michel. The Good Book of Human Nature: An Evolutionary Reading of the Bible. New York: Basic Books, 2016.

Wheeler, Wendy. The Book of Nature. Saul, Nicholas and Simon James, eds. The Evolution of Literature. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011.


Baez, John and Mike Stay. Physics, Topology, Logic and Computation: A Rosetta Stone. Coecke, Bob, ed. New Structures in Physics. Berlin: Springer, 2011.

Bloch, William Goldbloom. The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges’ Library. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Burridge, James. Spatial Evolution of Human Dialects. Physical Review X. 7/031008, 2017.

De Looze, Laurence. The Letter and the Cosmos. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.

Esposti, Mirko, et al, eds. Creativity and Universality in Language. Switzerland: Springer International, 2016.

Kenna, Ralph, et al, eds. Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives. International: Springer, 2017.

Massip-Bonet, Angels and Albert Bastardas-Boada, eds. Complexity Perspectives on Language, Communication and Society. Berlin: Springer, 2013.

Mufwene, Salikoko, et al. Complexity in Language: Developmental and Evolutionary Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Westling, Louise. The Logos of the Living World. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014.


Allott, Philip. Eutopia: New Philosophy and New Law for a Troubled World. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2016.

Bala, Arun, ed.. Asia, Europe, and the Emergence of Modern Science. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Elias, Amy and Christian Moraru, eds. The Planetary Turn: Relationality and Geoaesthetics in the Twenty-First Century. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2015.

Ferry, Luc. A Brief History of Thought. New York: Harper Perennial, 2011.

Karenga, Maulana. MAAT: The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egypt: A Study in Classical African Ethics. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Nicholson, Daniel and John Dupre, eds. Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Verlardo, Valerio. Recursive Ontology: A Systemic Theory of Reality. Axiomathes. 26/1, 2016.


Baaquie, Belal and Frederick Willeboordse. Exploring Integrated Science. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2010.

Borner, Katy. Atlas of Science. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010.

Dong, Yuxiao, et al. A Century of Science: Globalization of Scientific Collaborations, Citations, and Innovations. arXiv:1704.05150.

Fortunato, Santo, et al. Science of Science. Science. 359/1007, 2018.

Mitchell, Sandra. Unsimple Truths. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Neilsen, Michael. Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011.

Orrell, David. Truth or Beauty: Science and the Quest for Order. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.

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Zeng, An, et al. The Science of Science: From the Perspective of Complex Systems. Physics Reports. Online November, 2017.


Aggarwal, Charu. Neural Networks and Deep Learning. International: Springer, 2018.

Biamonte, Jacob, et al. Quantum Machine Learning. arXiv:1611.09347.

Goodfellow, Ian, et al, eds. Deep Learning. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016.

Hassabis, Demis, et al. Neuroscience-Inspired Artificial Intelligence. Neuron. 95/2, 2017.

Mathuriya, Amrita, et al. CosmoFlow: Using Deep Learning to Learn the Universe at Scale. arXiv:1808.04728.

Schmidhuber, Jurgen. Deep Learning in Neural Networks: An Overview. Neural Networks. 61/2, 2015

Sejnowski, Terrence. The Deep Learning Revolution. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2018.


Chorost, Michael. World Wide Mind. New York: Free Press, 2011.

Downs, Roger. Coming of Age in the Geospatial Revolution. Human Development. 57/1, 2014.

Engel, David and Thomas Malone. Integrated Information as a Metric for Group Interaction. arXiv:1702.02462.

Falk, Emily and Danielle Bassett. Brain and Social Networks. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 21/9, 2017.

Heylighen, Francis and Marta Lenartowicz. The Global Brain as a Model of the Future Information Society. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 114/1, 2017.

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Lenartowicz, Marta. Creatures of the Semiosphere. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 114/1, 2017.

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A. Quantum Cosmology

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Chamcham, Khalil, et al, eds. The Philosophy of Cosmology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Javarone, Marco and Giuliano Armano. Quantum-Classical Transitions in Complex Networks. Journal of Statistical Mechanics. Online April, 2013.

Linde, Andrei. Inflationary Cosmology after Planck 2013. arXiv:1402.0526.

Palmer, Tim. New Perspectives on Geometry and Determinism in Fundamental Physics.
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Smolin, Lee. Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution: the Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum. New York: Penguin, 2019.

Tegmark, Max. Our Mathematical Universe. New York: Knopf, 2014.

Turok, Neil. The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos. Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2012

Wilczek, Frank. Physics in 100 Years. arXiv:1503.07735.


Berlinski, Vladimir and Marc Henneaux. The Cosmological Singularity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Codello, Alessandro and Rajeev Kumar Jain. A Unified Evolution of the Universe. arXiv:1603.00028.

Cen, Renyue. Temporal Self-Organization in Galaxy Formation. Astrophysical Journal Letters. 785/L21, 2014.

Codis, Sandrine, et al. On the Connectivity of the Cosmic Web. arXiv:1803.11477.

Frebel, Anna. Searching for the Oldest Stars. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.

Libeskind, Noam and Brent Tully. Our Place in the Cosmos. Scientific American. July, 2016.

Steinhardt, Charles and Josh Speagle. A Uniform History for Galaxy Evolution. arXiv:1409.2883.

Tyson, Neil de Grasse, et al. Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.


Asano, Masanari, et al. Quantum Adaptivity in Biology: From Genetics to Cognition. Springer, 2015.

Ball, Philip. Beyond Weird: Why Everything You Thought You Knew about Quantum Physics Is Different. London: Bodley Head, 2018.

Bastidas, Victor, et al. Chimera States in Quantum Mechanics. arXiv:1807.08056.

Bianconi, Ginestra. Interdisciplinary and Physics Challenges of Network Theory. arXiv:1509.00345.

Burghardt, Irene and Andreas Buchleitner. Quantum Complex Systems. Annalen der Physik. 527/9-10, 2016.

Falkenburg, Brigitte and Margaret Morrison. Why More is Different: Philosophical Issues in Condensed Matter Physics and Complex Systems. Berlin: Springer, 2015.

Heyl, Markus. Dynamical Quantum Phase Transitions. Reports on Progress in Physics. 81/5, 2018.

Lombardi, Olimpia, et al, eds. Quantum Chaos and Complexity. Entropy. Online July, 2018

‘t Hooft, Gerard. The Cellular Automaton Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. arXiv:1405.1548.

Torlai, Giacomo, et al. Neural Network Quantum State Tomography. Nature Physics. May, 2018.

Walleczek, Jan, et al, eds. Special Issue: Emergent Quantum Mechanics – David Bohm Centennial Perspectives. Entropy. 21/2, 2019.


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Janson, Natalia. Non-Linear Dynamics of Biological Systems. Contemporary Physics. 53/2, 2012

Kibble, Tom and Ajit Srivastava. Condensed Matter Analogues of Cosmology. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. 25/400301, 2013.

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Yeung, Chi Ho and David Saad. Networking – A Statistical Physics Perspective. Journal of Physics A. 46/10, 2013.


Adams, Fred C. The Degree of Fine-Tuning in Our Universe – and Others. arXiv:1902.03928.

Bouhmadi-Lopez, Mariam, et al. The Interacting Multiverse and its Effect on the Cosmic Microwave Background. arXiv:1809.09133.

Dai, Liang, et al. On Separate Universes. arXiv:1504.00351.

Gould, Elizabeth and Niayesh Afshordi. Does History Repeat Itself? Periodic Time Cosmology. arXiv:1903.09694.

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Rubenstein, Mary-Jane. Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

Sandora, McCullen. Multiverse Predictions for Habitability: Fraction of Planets that Develop Life. arXiv:1903.06283.

Wilczek, Frank. Multiversality. Classical and Quantum Gravity. 30/193001, 2013.


Bains, William and Dirk Schulze-Makuch. The Cosmic Zoo: The (Near) Inevitability of the Evolution of Complex, Macroscopic Life. Life. 6/3, 2016.

Chen, Irene and Martin Nowak. From Prelife to Life: How Chemical Kinetics Become Evolutionary Dynamics. Accounts of Chemical Research. 45/12, 2012.

Egel, Richard. Life’s Order, Complexity, Organization, and Its Thermodynamic-Holistic Imperatives. Life. Online November, 2012.

Friston, Karl. Life as We Know It. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 6/10, 2013.

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Pross, Addy. What is Life?: How Chemistry becomes Biology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Westall, Frances and Andre Brack. The Importance of Water for Life. Space Science Reviews. 214/2, 2018.


Azaele, Sandro, et al. Statistical Mechanics of Ecological Systems. arXiv:1506.01721.

Bialek, William. Perspectives on Theory at the Interface of Physics and Biology. arXiv:1512.08954.

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Fodor, Etienne and Cristina Marchetti. The Statistical Physics of Active Matter. arXiv:1708.08652.

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Lee, Chiu Fan and Jean David Wurtz. Novel Physics Arising From Phase Transitions in Biology. Journal of Physics D. 52/2, 2019.

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Ramaswamy, Sriram. The Mechanics and Statistics of Active Matter. Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics. 1/323, 2010.


Ashkenasy, Goren, et al. Systems Chemistry. Chemical Society Reviews. 46/2543, 2017.

Banzhaf, Wolfgang and Lidia Yamamoto. Artificial Chemistries. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2015.

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Doty, David and Shaopeng Zhu. Computational Complexity of Atomic Chemical Reaction Networks. arXiv:1702.05704.

Grzybowski, Bartosz, et al. From Dynamic Self-Assembly to Networked Chemical Systems. Chemical Society Reviews. 46/5647, 2017.

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Mikhailov, Alexander and Gerhard Ertl. Chemical Complexity: Self-Organization Processes in Molecular Systems. Switzerland: Springer Frontiers, 2017.

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Lewis, Samuel, et al. Darwin’s Aliens. International Journal of Astrobiology. Online November, 2017.

Yang, Xin-She.Nature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2014.


Bawden, David and Lyn Robinson. “Waiting for Carnot:” Information and Complexity. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Online May, 2015.

Cartwright, Julyan and Alan Mackay. Beyond Crystals: The Dialectic of Materials and Information. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 370/2807, 2012.

Cooper, S. Barry and Jan van Leeuwen, eds. Alan Turing: His Work and Impact. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2013.

Davies, Paul. The Demon in the Machine: How Hidden Webs of Information are Solving the Mystery of Life. London: Allen Lane, 2019.

Dyson, George. Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe. New York: Pantheon Books, 2012.

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Gleick, James. The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood. New York: Pantheon, 2011.

Hidalgo, Cesar. Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies. New York: Basic Books, 2015.

Mainzer, Klaus. The Digital and the Real Universe. Philosophies. 4/1, 2019.

Mora, Thierry, et al. Special Issue on Information Processing in Living Systems. Journal of Statistical Physics. 162/5, 2017.

Zenil, Hector, ed. A Computable Universe: Understanding and Exploring Nature as Computation. Singapore: World Scientific, 2012.


Aguirre, Anthony, et al, eds. It From Bit or Bit From It?: On Physics and Information. Berlin: Springer, 2015.

Asano, Masanari, et al. Quantum Information Biology arXiv:1503.02515.

Benioff, Paul. Relation between Observers and Effects of Number Valuation in Science. arXiv:1804.04633.

Chiribella, Giulio and Robert Spekkens, eds. Quantum Theory: Information Foundations and Foils. Dordrecht: Springer, 2015.

D’Ariano, Giacomo, et al. Quantum Theory from First Principles: An Informational Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Fuchs, Christopher and Blake Stacey. QBism: Quantum Theory as a Hero’s Handbook. arXiv:1612.07308.

Lombardi, Olimpia, et al, eds. What is Quantum Information? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Mermin, David. Making Better Sense of Quantum Mechanics. Reports on Progress in Physics. 82/1, 2018.

Timpson, Christopher. Quantum Information Theory. Oxford: Clarendon, 2013.

Vedral, Vlatko. Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Von Baeyer, Hans. QBism: The Future of Quantum Physics. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016.


Braun, Claude and Shaun Lovejoy. The Biology of Consciousness from the Bottom Up. Adaptive Behavior. 126/3, 2018.

Bruntrup, Godehard and Ludwig Jaskolla, eds. Panpsychism: Contemporary Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Feinberg, Todd and Jon Mallatt. The Ancient Origins of Consciousness. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016.

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Cartwright, Jon. Roll Over, Boltzman. Physics World. May, 2014.

Dewar, Roderick, et al, eds. Beyond the Second Law: Entropy Production and Non-equilibrium Systems. Berlin: Springer, 2013.

England, Jeremy. Dissipative Adaptation in Driven Self-Assembly. Nature Nanotechnology. 10/11, 2015.

Kaneko, Kunihiko and Chikara Furesawa. Macroscopic Theory for Evolving Biological Systems Akin to Thermodynamics. Annual Review of Biophysics. 47/273, 2018.

Kleidon, Axel. Thermodynamic Foundations of the Earth System. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Marletto, Chiara. Constructor Theory of Thermodynamics. arXiv:1608.02625.

Rajpurohit, Tanmay and Wassim Haddad. Stochastic Thermodynamics: A Dynamical Systems Approach. Entropy. Online December, 2017.


Alicki, Robert and Ronnie Kosloff. Introduction to Quantum Thermodynamics: History and Prospects. arXiv:1801.08314.

Anders, Janet and Massimiliano Esposito. Focus on Quantum Thermodynamics. New Journal of Physics. 19/010201, 2017.

Faist, Philippe. Quantum Coarse Graining: An Information-Theoretic Approach to Thermodynamics. arXiv:1607.03104.

Gemmer, Jochen, et al. Quantum Thermodynamics. Berlin: Springer, 2012.

Vedral, Vlatko. Law and Disorder. New Scientist. April 7, 2018.

Wolchover, Natalie. The Quantum Thermodynamics Revolution. Quanta Magazine. Online May 2, 2017.


Bissette, Andrew and Stephen Fletcher. Mechanisms of Autocatalysis. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 52/12800, 2013.

Farnsworth, Keith, et al. Unifying Concepts of Biological Function from Molecules to Ecosystems. Oikos. 126/10, 2017.

Hordijk, Wim and Mike Steel. The Emergence of Autocatalytic Networks. Biosystems. 152/1, 2017.

Lancet, Doron. Systems Protobiology: Origin of Life by Mutually Catalytic Networks. Life. Online July, 2018.

Piotto, Stefano, et al. Plausible Emergence of Autocatalytic Cycles under Prebiotic Conditions. Life. Online April 4, 2019.

Witzany, Guenther. Crucial Steps to Life: From Chemical Reactions to Code Using Agents. BioSystems. Online December, 2015.


Aschwanden, Markus. Self-Organized Criticality in Astrophysics: The Statistics of Nonlinear Processes in the Universe. Berlin: Springer, 2011.

Coutinho, Bruno, et al. The Network behind the Cosmic Web. arXiv:1604.03236.

Doering, Andreas and Tim Palmer. New Geometric Concepts in the Foundations of Physics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. 373/Issue 2047, 2015.

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Krioukov, Dmitri, et al. Network Cosmology. Nature Scientific Reports. 2/793, 2012.

Lapidus, Michel. An Overview of Complex Fractal Dimensions. arXiv:1803.10399.

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Barrow, John, et al, eds. Fitness of the Cosmos for Life: Biochemistry and Fine-Tuning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Conway Morris, Simon. What is Written into Creation? Burrell, David, et al, eds. Creation and the God of Abraham. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Holder, Rodney and Simon Mitton, eds. Georges Lemaitre: Life, Science and Legacy. Berlin: Springer, 2013.

Lewis, Geraint and Luke Barnes. A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

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Naumann, Thomas. Do We Live in the Best of All Worlds? The Fine-Tuning of the Constants of Nature. Universe. Online August, 2017.


Chela-Flores, Julian. From Systems Chemistry to Systems Astrobiology: Life in the Universe as an Emergent Phenomenon. International Journal of Astrobiology. Online July, 2012.

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McGuire, Brett. 2018 Census of Interstellar, Circumstellar, Extragalactic, Protoplanetary Disk, and Exoplanetary Molecules. arXiv:1809.09132.

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Aschwanden, Markus and Felix Scholkmann. Exoplanet Predictions Based on Harmonic Orbit. arXiv:1705.07138.

Behroozi, Peter and Molly Peeples. On the History and Future of Cosmic Planet Formation. arXiv:1508.01202.

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