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==Universes and black holes as potential life cycle partners==
 
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Crane's theory is a variant of the hypothesis of [[cosmological natural selection (fecund universes)]], originally proposed by cosmologist [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Smolin Lee Smolin] (1992). It is also an interpretation of the anthropic principle ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fine-tuned_Universe fine-tuning problem]). It suggests the development and life cycle of the universe is similar to that of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corals Corals] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jellyfish Jellyfish], in which dynamic (universe-like) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medusa_(biology) Medusa] generations alternate with sessile (black-hole-like) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyp Polyp] generations. In the proposed life cycle, the Universe develops intelligent life and intelligent life produces new baby universes. Crane further speculates that our universe may also exist as a black hole in a parallel universe, and extraterrestrial life there may have created that black hole.
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Crane's MAP is a variant of the hypothesis of [[cosmological natural selection (fecund universes)]], originally proposed by cosmologist [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Smolin Lee Smolin] (1992). It is perhaps the first published hypothesis of cosmological natural selection with intelligence (CNS-I), where intelligence plays some proposed functional role in universe reproduction. It is also an interpretation of the anthropic principle ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fine-tuned_Universe fine-tuning problem]). The MAP suggests the development and life cycle of the universe is similar to that of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corals Corals] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jellyfish Jellyfish], in which dynamic [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medusa_(biology) Medusa] are analogs for universal intelligence, in co-evolution and co-development with sessile [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyp Polyp] generations, which are analogs for both black-holes and universes. In the proposed life cycle, the Universe develops intelligent life and intelligent life produces new baby universes. Crane further speculates that our universe may also exist as a black hole in a parallel universe, and extraterrestrial life there may have created that black hole.
  
Crane's work was published in 1994 as a preprint on [http://arxiv.org/ arXiv.org]. In 1995, in an an article in ''QJRAS'', emeritus cosmologist [http://www.physicstoday.org/obits/notice_125.shtml Edward Harrison] (1919-2007) independently proposed that the purpose of intelligent life is to produce successor universes, in a process driven by natural selection at the universal scale.
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Crane's work was published in 1994 as a preprint on [http://arxiv.org/ arXiv.org]. In 1995, in an an article in ''QJRAS'', emeritus cosmologist [http://www.physicstoday.org/obits/notice_125.shtml Edward Harrison] (1919-2007) independently proposed that the purpose of intelligent life is to produce successor universes, in a process driven by natural selection at the universal scale. Harrison's work was apparently the first CNS-I hypothesis to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
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Crane has revisited and further updated his fascinating CNS-I model in [https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10699-010-9182-y Possible Implications of a Quantum Theory of Gravity: An Introduction to the Meduso-Anthropic Principle] (2010).
  
 
==Why future civilizations might create black holes==
 
==Why future civilizations might create black holes==
  
Crane speculates that successful industrial civilizations will eventually create black holes, both for scientific research and for energy production. After the hydrogen of the universe is exhausted civilizations may need to create black holes in order to survive and give their descendants the chance to survive. He proposes that Hawking radiation from very small, carefully engineered black holes would provide the energy enabling civilizations to continue living when other energy sources are exhausted.
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Crane speculates that successful industrial civilizations will eventually create black holes, perhaps for scientific research, for energy production, or for waste disposal. After the hydrogen of the universe is exhausted civilizations may need to create black holes in order to survive and give their descendants the chance to survive. He proposes that Hawking radiation from very small, carefully engineered black holes would provide the energy enabling civilizations to continue living when other sources are exhausted.
  
 
==Philosophical implications==
 
==Philosophical implications==
  
According to Crane mind and matter are linked in an organic-like paradigm applied at the universe scale. Natural selection in living systems has given organisms the imperative to survive and reproduce, and directed their intelligence to that purpose. Crane believes that philosophers have been correct when they felt that Humans have some purpose. The MAP interprets that purpose with respect to universe maintenance and reproduction. Universes of matter produce intelligence, and intelligent entities are driven to produce new universes.
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According to Crane, Harrison, and other proponents of CNS-I, mind and matter are linked in an organic-like paradigm applied at the universe scale. Natural selection in living systems has given organisms the imperative to survive and reproduce, and directed their intelligence to that purpose. Crane's MAP proposes a functional purpose for intelligence with respect to universe maintenance and reproduction. Universes of matter produce intelligence, and intelligent entities are ultimately driven to produce new universes.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 12:40, 17 November 2017

The meduso-anthropic principle is a quasi-organic universe theory originally proposed by mathematician and quantum gravity scholar Louis Crane in 1994.

Universes and black holes as potential life cycle partners

Crane's MAP is a variant of the hypothesis of cosmological natural selection (fecund universes), originally proposed by cosmologist Lee Smolin (1992). It is perhaps the first published hypothesis of cosmological natural selection with intelligence (CNS-I), where intelligence plays some proposed functional role in universe reproduction. It is also an interpretation of the anthropic principle (fine-tuning problem). The MAP suggests the development and life cycle of the universe is similar to that of Corals and Jellyfish, in which dynamic Medusa are analogs for universal intelligence, in co-evolution and co-development with sessile Polyp generations, which are analogs for both black-holes and universes. In the proposed life cycle, the Universe develops intelligent life and intelligent life produces new baby universes. Crane further speculates that our universe may also exist as a black hole in a parallel universe, and extraterrestrial life there may have created that black hole.

Crane's work was published in 1994 as a preprint on arXiv.org. In 1995, in an an article in QJRAS, emeritus cosmologist Edward Harrison (1919-2007) independently proposed that the purpose of intelligent life is to produce successor universes, in a process driven by natural selection at the universal scale. Harrison's work was apparently the first CNS-I hypothesis to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Crane has revisited and further updated his fascinating CNS-I model in Possible Implications of a Quantum Theory of Gravity: An Introduction to the Meduso-Anthropic Principle (2010).

Why future civilizations might create black holes

Crane speculates that successful industrial civilizations will eventually create black holes, perhaps for scientific research, for energy production, or for waste disposal. After the hydrogen of the universe is exhausted civilizations may need to create black holes in order to survive and give their descendants the chance to survive. He proposes that Hawking radiation from very small, carefully engineered black holes would provide the energy enabling civilizations to continue living when other sources are exhausted.

Philosophical implications

According to Crane, Harrison, and other proponents of CNS-I, mind and matter are linked in an organic-like paradigm applied at the universe scale. Natural selection in living systems has given organisms the imperative to survive and reproduce, and directed their intelligence to that purpose. Crane's MAP proposes a functional purpose for intelligence with respect to universe maintenance and reproduction. Universes of matter produce intelligence, and intelligent entities are ultimately driven to produce new universes.

See also

References


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