In this episode of the "Through the Wormhole" series put together by Discovery Channel, Morgan Freeman asks, "Is the Universe Alive?" He builds on the ideas of a motley crew of scientists in order to learn to see life at multiple scales, including the computer scientists Juergen Schmidhuber (machines are alive) and Seth Lloyd (atoms think), [...]
This is a presentation I eventually gave during one of Brian Swimme's courses at CIIS. Watching it again now, I detect thinly disguised Christian apologetics in what I've said. That doesn't necessarily make it bad cosmology.