Changing or breaking the most fundamental laws and symmetries?

In summary, there are theoretical processes, such as vacuum decay and inflation theory, that could potentially change the physical constants of the universe and create "bubble universes" with different laws of nature. It is also possible that there could be a process that completely rewrites all fundamental laws and introduces randomness and chaos, but without observational evidence or a compatible theory, this remains speculation.
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Could somehow the fundamental laws and symmetries of physics change or be broken?
There are some theoretical processes (like vacuum decay in quantum field theory) that could change the physical constants of the universe. Similarly, in inflation theory, various models predict that multiple regions that would stop inflating would become "bubble universes" perhaps with different constants of nature. Something similar happens with string theory landscape of vacua...

But could there be any process that would fundamentally rewrite every fundamental law that we know? Any process that would break every symmetry and law of physics that we can think of and just absolute randomness and chaos would govern? Perhaps, and this is just a gedankenexperiment, a situation where an infinite amount of energy exist or where there is an infinite amount of energy density could do it?
 
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But could there be any process that would fundamentally rewrite every fundamental law that we know? Any process that would break every symmetry and law of physics
There could be. Nothing of the sort has ever been observed but that doesn't mean it couldn't happen tomorrow.

However, such speculation is idle without either observational evidence or a candidate theory not at odds with the observational evidence we already have, so this thread is closed.
 
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Related to Changing or breaking the most fundamental laws and symmetries?

1. Can fundamental laws and symmetries be changed or broken?

It is currently believed that fundamental laws and symmetries, such as the laws of physics, cannot be changed or broken. These laws are considered to be universal and unchangeable.

2. What would happen if a fundamental law or symmetry was changed or broken?

If a fundamental law or symmetry was changed or broken, it would have significant consequences for the entire universe. It could potentially cause chaos and disrupt the balance of the natural world.

3. Is it possible for humans to change or break fundamental laws and symmetries?

While humans have made tremendous advancements in understanding and manipulating the laws of nature, it is currently beyond our capabilities to change or break fundamental laws and symmetries. These laws are deeply ingrained in the fabric of the universe and cannot be altered by human actions.

4. Are there any examples of fundamental laws or symmetries being changed or broken?

There are currently no known instances of fundamental laws or symmetries being changed or broken. However, there are ongoing efforts in the field of theoretical physics to explore the possibility of such phenomena and their potential implications.

5. How do we know that fundamental laws and symmetries cannot be changed or broken?

Through centuries of scientific research and experimentation, we have consistently observed that fundamental laws and symmetries remain constant and universal. The laws of physics, for example, have been tested and verified countless times, providing strong evidence that they cannot be changed or broken.

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