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The Evolution and Development of the Universe

  title={The Evolution and Development of the Universe},
  author={Cl{\'e}ment Vidal and Charles Auffray and Alex H. Blin and Jean Chaline and Louis Crane and Thomas Durt and B{\"o}rje Ekstig and Horace Lockwood Fairlamb and Jan M. Greben and Rob Hengeveld and Francis Heylighen and Gerard Jagers op Akkerhuis and Giuseppe Longo and Nicol{\'a}s F. Lori and Denis Noble and Laurent Nottale and Franc Rottiers and Stanley Salthe and John E. Stewart and R{\"u}diger Vaas and Gertrudis Van de Vijver and Nico M. Straalen},
  journal={arXiv: General Physics},
This document is the Special Issue of the First International Conference on the Evolution and Development of the Universe (EDU 2008). Please refer to the preface and introduction for more details on the contributions. Keywords: acceleration, artificial cosmogenesis, artificial life, Big Bang, Big History, biological evolution, biological universe, biology, causality, classical vacuum energy, complex systems, complexity, computational universe, conscious evolution, cosmological artificial… 
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