I heard this idea that the whole universe is constructed from fractal patterns and mathematical shapes/equations, even the forms of biological life. But I have a strong intuition that life qua life is not simply an emergent pattern. Maybe I have it due to the belief that life was created directly by God and does not merely emerge naturally from the cosmos.
But I’ve heard the idea that all existence must have one root, with similar laws and principles responsible for it all, which to me sounds rather pantheistic. I think life is a fundamentally distinct reality from the rest of the cosmos, and consciousness much more so. I don’t think it works according to mathematical principles though I might be wrong.
Please help me understand the philosophy of this, with a Catholic oerspective.