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Cosmological Natural Selection: Crawford’s Critique and Rifkin’s Rejoinder

Lee Smolin: Cosmological Natural Selection - Cosmological Natural Selection Smolin's hypothesis of cosmological natural selection, also called the fecund universes theory, suggests that a process analogous to biological natural selection applies at

I recently summarized “The Logic and Beauty of Cosmological Natural Selection,” Lawrence Rifkin’s essay which appeared in the June 10, 2014 issue of Scientific American. What follows is a critique of its main ideas by the video game designer Chris Crawford and a response by Dr. Rifkin.  Continue reading Cosmological Natural Selection: Crawford’s Critique and Rifkin’s Rejoinder