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In 1857 Pasteur declared that movement of the Earth induced life “endowed with optical activity in concert with a completely asymmetrical living universe” (Dubos, J. 1950). This contradicts Einstein’s symmetrical ‘First Cause’ dynamics of physical reality sentencing all life in the universe to entropic extinction. Pasteur’s living dots were obeying well known 18th-19th Century laws of electromagnetism. This observation coincided with my controversial paper pointing out that the philosophers of Science, Kant and Levinas considered that symmetrical aesthetics, the branch of philosophy which deals with questions of beauty and artistic taste, was unethical. Ethics was defined by these philosophers (Wheeler, C. R., 2008) as belonging to an asymmetrical electromagnetic field evolving within the intuitive creative artistic mind, forming the basis of Kant’s ‘Golden Age of Danish Science’.