Book ‘The Romance of Reality’ by Bobby Azarian

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How the Universe Organizes Itself to Create Life, Consciousness, and Cosmic Complexity
Why do we exist? For centuries, this question was the sole province of religion and philosophy. But now science is ready to take a seat at the table. According to the prevailing scientific paradigm, the universe tends toward randomness; it functions according to laws without purpose, and the emergence of life is an accident devoid of meaning. But this bleak interpretation of nature is currently being challenged by cutting-edge findings at the intersection of physics, biology, neuroscience, and information theory — wegenerally referred to as “complexity science.” Thanks to a new understanding of evolution, as well as recent advances in our understanding of the phenomenon known as emergence, a new cosmic narrative is taking shape...
Publisher: BenBella Books (June 28, 2022)  Pages: 320 pages  ISBN-10: 1637740441  ISBN-13: 978-1637740446  ASIN:‎ B09GW3G45J

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About the author: Bobby Azarian is a cognitive neuroscientist (PhD, George Mason University) and a science journalist. He has written 100+ articles—many reaching millions of views—about science, technology, and philosophy for publications including The AtlanticThe New York TimesBBC FutureScientific AmericanSlateThe Huffington PostQuartzThe Daily BeastAeon, among others. Azarian has authored numerous academic papers, published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as Human Brain MappingCognition & Emotion, and ActaPsychologica. His blog “Mind in the Machine,” hosted by Psychology Today, has received over 8 million views. Azarian worked with The Atlantic andThe Huffington Post to create viral videos, which he helped write the scripts for and narrated. Azarian has been interviewed on shows like The Damage Report and The David Pakman show, and these interviews have received over 100k views. Azarian was also hired to assist in developing Season 2 of the YouTube Premium psychology-based series Mind Field (as a consultant and researcher), which won the show its first Emmy nomination.