[ExI] physical conservative

Stirling Westrup swestrup at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 14:50:36 UTC 2010

On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 6:08 AM, scerir <scerir at libero.it> wrote:
> spike:
>> What if the fine structure constant isn't constant?  It gives us an
>> immediate motive to find ET life: we could ask them what is the fine
>> structure constant in your neighborhood.
> New results seem to show alpha isn't so constant.
> http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/43657
> http://arxiv.org/abs/1008.3907
> Read also the old Dirac here:
> http://www.fdavidpeat.com/interviews/dirac.htm
> and
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirac_large_numbers_hypothesis
> http://arxiv.org/abs/0708.3518
> http://arxiv.org/abs/0705.1836

Maybe I'm a physical liberal then, but I've always assumed that most
physical constants were just frozen-in accidents from the creation of
the universe, and would be subject to change under the right extreme

If nothing else, it gives one hope that some of the more vexing
limits, like the speed of light, might be mutable.

Stirling Westrup
Programmer, Entrepreneur.

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