Is the universe living or dead? Is living matter just an isolated cased of anti-entropy within an otherwise entropic universe, slowly dying a heat death? Is space empty or saturated with an animating principle? Are the laws of the macro domain truly separate from the atomic domain or are there unifying principles that unite both domains? Could the red/blue-shifts emitted from other galaxies indicate something other than velocity? These questions and more are explored in this lecture given to an audience in British Columbia by Rising Tide director Matthew Ehret.