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Evolution of Physics

  1. Dec 14, 2012 #1
    What if physics laws are also evolving and changing with time?

    Like we have evolution in living species, may be we have evolution also in physics laws. (Better one lives, worser one dies) After all, in scientifically speaking, why we have that certain values for physical constants than another certain value? There may be more fundamental algorithm like evolution, or something similar that governs physics?

    I have read a study about physics laws may be change according to where you've been in universe. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100909004112.htm
    But it concerns about space-difference. (actually since space-time is a composite structure, it may eventually include time)

    However, although it may explain the constants, same question would be asked for the formulas. Would it be the same answer?
     
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  3. Dec 14, 2012 #2
    Scientists are already open to the idea that fundamental things may change over time. This is one of the reasons for the many ultra precise experiments that aim at measuring the fundamental constants, such as the fine structure constant, to an extreme amount of digits. By having a very accurate value of them, one hope to be able to detect if any of them are changing over time, or if not, at least put a boundry on small the change can be.
     
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