Re: poly: Fermi Paradox and Smolin's selected universes

From: Damien Broderick <>
Date: Mon Nov 09 1998 - 10:12:42 PST

At 11:37 PM 11/8/98 -0800, Hal wrote:

>If life works to prevent the formation of black holes that would otherwise
>have formed, then universes in which life evolves will have fewer
>offspring than universes in which it does not (unless life also triggers
>the formation of more baby universes than would otherwise happen)

If life choses to tweak black hole formation to raise the likelihood of
life-congenial baby universes, a kind of meta-cosmic gardening,* while
cutting back the overall number of black holes (to use the stellar material
for other purposes), presumably a huge range of equilibria is possible.

*Edward Hamilton, Quarterly Journal, Royal Astronomical Scoiety, details

Damien Broderick
Received on Mon Nov 9 07:17:34 1998

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