Would Wheeler's oscillatory universe model create different laws?

In summary, physicist John Wheeler proposed a cyclic or oscillatory universe model in which the universe goes through a sequence of Big Bangs and Big Crunches. Each cycle resets the laws of physics, with the previous laws disappearing and new ones being created. This brings up the question of whether the laws in each cycle would be completely different from the previous one, possibly leading to a transformation into an inflationary multiverse. However, since there is no empirical evidence for this model, it is impossible to determine how the laws are created.
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Would Wheeler's oscillatory universe model create absolutely different universes in each cycle?
According to physicist John Wheeler, the universe is part of a sequence of cycles of Big Bangs and Big Crunches, called cyclic or oscillatory universe model (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiverse (Mentioned in "Classification schemes")

According to this author, in each cycle, the laws of physics are reset in the sense that the laws of the last cycle disappear and new laws are created.

My question is: According to this model, would the universe in each cycle have completely different laws with respect to the last oscillation? Would each cycle have radically different fundamental laws of physics (not only different constants or effective laws)?

Could they change so much between cycles that the universe could eventually have the laws of physics that, for example, inflation theory require so the universe would transform into a (inflationary) multiverse?
 
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Since we not only have no empirical evidence for the model's relation to reality but also have zero evidence that it even occurs, I don't see how one could say.
 
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How are the laws created?
 

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