Re: poly: Smolin Universe & fermi Paradox

From: Peter C. McCluskey <>
Date: Tue Nov 10 1998 - 08:24:32 PST (d.brin) writes:
>The problem with Pete's notion (a clever one) is that Smolin's process
>evolves toward 'gosh numbers' (e.g. the ration og electron to proton mass)
>that just happen to result not only in lots of black holes, but also heaps
>of wonderfully stable G-type stars and scads of lovely elements distributed
>about to form organic chemistry. The range of parameters needed to create
>US is narrower than the range of conditions needed to create black holes.

 The Fermi Paradox strongly suggests our attempts to determine what
parameters are conducive to life have produced very inaccurate results.

>In fact, solar scale engineering may help MAKE blackholes. But perhaps
>later in our local history.

 I explicitly assumed that the engineers are motivated to avoid making
black holes.

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