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

Will Steinberg steinberg.will at gmail.com
Mon May 11 00:57:37 UTC 2020

I think one of the best ways to rationalize this, now that I think about
it, is for particles to have their own rules about the universe, and not
the universe having rules about particles.  Or maybe not particles but some
kind of weird dark matter cells that matter/energy accretes around.  So we
just happen to live in a part of the universe where all the matter and
energy agrees that the fine structure constant is so-and-so.  But over
there, down the gradient, the stuff on that side of the universe doesn't
think it's the same.

Just trying to figure out where this information is stored.  Makes more
sense to me that it is stored locally instead of globally (especially since
it appears to be able to vary.)

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 8:54 PM Will Steinberg <steinberg.will at gmail.com>

> 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 there?
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