[ExI] Fw: A preferred direction to the universe?

Will Steinberg steinberg.will at gmail.com
Mon May 11 00:54:59 UTC 2020

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 5:36 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> > On Behalf Of The Avantguardian via extropy-chat
> Subject: [ExI] Fw: A preferred direction to the universe?
> ----------------------------------------
> >...I seem to remember predicting that  our  universe was non-isotropic
> with my causal cell argument a couple of years ago...
> If it is non-isotropic, so many of our most basic assumptions are
> incorrect, or rather they are very close approximations.  The ugliness in
> the equations is too revolting to consider.
> ...
> >...So I wonder if the spatial variation of the fine-structure number is
> large enough to influence the evolution of intelligent life? Might it serve
> to narrow the anthropic principle to a more localized space-time? If so,
> this spatial variation of the EM field could explain the Great Silence and
> give our universe a "Goldilocks zone".
> Stuart LaForge
> _______________________________________________
> Ja it sure would.  It could mean our Goldilocks zone is temporary, perhaps
> only a few tens of billions years.  Do let us hope it is not true, but if
> it is true, let us hope it will not become generally known.

Maybe would mean we're in a goldilocks for our particular kind of
intelligent life but that's not to say that other parts of the universe
might be better suited to different forms of life.

Another interesting question--are there parts of the universe that we would
die if we went to because the laws are different?  What does that even
mean?  What physical quantity is actually changing as you move from here to
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