I Could fundamental laws change in Dirac's Large Numbers Hypothesis?

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Could fundamental laws change in Dirac's Large Numbers Hypothesis?
Paul Dirac proposed a hypothesis called "Large Numbers Hypothesis" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirac_large_numbers_hypothesis), where he basically stated that, if he was correct, laws of physics would change with time.

But what about fundamental laws and constants? (Not only 'effective' laws)? Would they change?

Also, according to this hypothesis, if laws would change, then there would be more fundamental laws dictating how they change.

But, if this hypothesis was correct, would there be the possibility that eventually these more fundamental laws would also change? Did Dirac consider this possibility?
 

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The fundamental assumption here is that if the laws of physics change, then they do so in a manner that is describable in a mathematical way. That mathematical description would be part of the more fundamental laws. Presumably there would be an end to the recursion at some point, where there is a final description that doesn't change at all.
 

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