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Extending cosmological natural selection

McCabe, Gordon (2006) Extending cosmological natural selection. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this paper is to propose an extension to Lee Smolin's hypothesis that our own universe belongs to a population of universes which have evolved by natural selection. Smolin's hypothesis explains why the parameters of physics possess the values we observe them to possess, but depends upon the contingent fact that the universe is a quantum relativistic universe. It is proposed that the prior existence of a quantum relativistic universe can itself be explained by the notion of evolution towards stable ('rigid') mathematical structures.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: cosmological natural selection; stable structures; deformation; standard model parameters
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
    Specific Sciences > Mathematics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Specific Sciences > Physics
    Depositing User: Gordon McCabe
    Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2006
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:14
    Item ID: 2941
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2941

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