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marcus
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Feb9-09, 10:10 PM
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Quote Quote by xantox View Post
It is perhaps not entirely semantically random that Loll wrote an article in 2007 and gave a conference in 2002 on the theme "Spacetime from nothing".
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Pretty nearly semantically meaningless. Loll's simulations do not start from nothing. They start from a minimal set of simplices. I forget how many, a dozen maybe. This continues along for a while and then takes off. At no point in the simulation are there zero simplices.

I think when Loll says "universe from scratch" she means that she gets something like a classical spacetime to emerge from very minimal fundamental elements. This doesnt refer to emergence in time but from a minimal ground---the simplest logical components.

What is the 2007 article where she says 'emerged from nothing'?