We should discuss Cosmic Darwinism. It is achieving prominence, so we should know something about it. To make the point about prominence, there's a book coming out called Beyond the Big Bang, that includes a chapter on CD, and here are some reviews of it: http://www.springer.com/astronomy/general+relativity/book/978-3-540-71422-4 [Broken] "Cosmology has now come of age. No longer a speculative backwater of science, cosmological theory engages with a plethora of detailed observations, enabling us to give a convincing account of how the universe exploded into existence in a big bang and evolved to the form we see today. But some deep and tantalizing questions remain unanswered. The stellar line-up of contributors to this volume are working at the cutting edge of cosmological research, and are poised to take our understanding of the universe beyond the big bang into an even stranger realm." -- Paul Davies "Was the big bang the true beginning of the universe? If so, what triggered this enigmatic event? If not, what came before it? This book provides a wonderful overview of current ideas on these ultimate cosmic questions, written by scientists working at the forefront of cosmological research." -- Alex Vilenkin Springer plans for the book to hit the market in December. So they have already gotten it out to reviewers so they have the reviews ready to pitch with. Paul Davies and Alex Vilenkin are worldclass reputations, so Springer is not doing half way measures. It's only August and we can hear the trumpets blowing already. Now the table of contents is available online and here is one of the chapter titles: Cosmic Darwinism: A universal differential selfreproduction via Black Hole-Big Bangs.