How Nature is Conformable to Herself: A View from Quantum Cosmology

18 Sep 2019  ·  Hartle James B. ·

In his essay "Nature Conformable to Herself" the late Murray Gell-Mann expands on an observation of Newton that theories of seemingly disparate phenomena in the universe often make use of similar ideas and similar mathematical structure. Newton summarized that by saying that nature was very consonant and conformable to herself... This essay uses a model of quantum cosmology to illustrate how, why, and when nature is conformable to herself. read more

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