The radical Smolin thread left me wondering if other similar ideas could not be applied to other areas of Cosmology and even Particle Physics. Every complex system I can think of in our lives, and in nature, forms part of a complex multifaceted control system or process, with various feedback setpoints and equilibrium points, interactions and inter dependencies. Many people continue to wonder how the laws of Physics, the particle zoo, inflation, dark energy, dark matter, galaxy and galaxy cluster evolution etc all evolved and ended up the way they did and continue to this day, many in perfect equilibrium, some apparently still continuing to evolve eg. dark energy. Has anybody considered applying evolution models and systems theory to help explain how the Universe and its laws ended up the way they did? Perhaps One of the simplest examples I can think of is the well known, but very important, strong force equilibrium model which explains why atomic nuclei are the way they are : http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/Sciences/Physics/NuclearPhysics/WhatisNuclear/Forces/Forces.htm [Broken] I wonder how many other similar models there are for other parts of parts of Physics? And whether some form of very early on evolution or interaction could have played a roll in determining each of their contributions?