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Extending cosmological natural selection

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


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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
McCabe, Gordon
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 15:14
Item ID: 2941

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