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Re: The New Philosophy Of Cosmology

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 21:55:46 -0000
Archived: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 09:17:44 -0500
Subject: Re: The New Philosophy Of Cosmology


>Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 20:08:15 -0500
>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>

>Source: TheAtlantic.Com

>http://tinyurl.com/7c6bkdf

That's (partly) the most truthful article on physics seen for a
while.

First `truth' was that Hawking "doesn't know what he's talking
about".

And he also said "Standard cosmology, or what was considered
standard cosmology twenty years ago, led people to the conclude
that the universe that we see around us began in a big bang, or
put another way, in some very hot, very dense state. And if you
think about the characteristics of that state, in order to
explain the evolution of the universe, that state had to be a
very low entropy state, and there's a line of thought that says
that anything that is very low entropy is in some sense very
improbable or unlikely."

Yup - personal reading, with hints from Smolin and Penrose, has
allowed an extrapolation of Leibniz, risking a statement: that
"The principle of sufficient variety could mean that a
homogeneous or zero-variety universe is unlikely or impossible" -
see:

www.perceptions.couk.com/uef/ansci8.html#grav-t

Some brave physicists have gone further, hinting that the gospel
of the Big Bang has required so many subsequent fudges and
fiddles - see:

www.perceptions.couk.com/uef/ansci8.html#grav-t

- that mainstream physics is now painted into a corner - and
it's a deadend.

Hopefully that might force us to consider alternatives - see:
www.perceptions.couk.com/creation.html#updates

Even so was amused by his final posit: that "[technology
producing] intelligence is really not very useful. It's not
actually, in the general case, of much evolutionary value" and
his thought that it might drastically affect the alien life we
might expect to find elswhere.

So, do we think the rest of the universe is only populated by
beetles?

My own objection to that is backed (fortuitously) by todays sci-
news, where we read that `Intelligent folk (with larger pre-
frontals) have more friends" and, iirc, by much earlier research
which has pointed out the bloody obvious - that intelligence
(via adaptability), is the only way to avoid the evolutionary
dead-ends of overspecialization, as in peacocks, tigers and
spiny ant-eaters - see:

www.perceptions.couk.com/genes6.html#spek1

So, imho, he's only partly truthful.


Cheers

Ray D



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