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Frozen Accidents: Can the Laws of Physics be Explained?

ByPaul DaviesThe Nature of RealityThe Nature of Reality

What if the laws of physics as we know them are just accidents, the products of cosmic happenstance?

Science proceeds from the assumption that the universe is ordered in a rational and intelligible manner. The most refined expression of the rational order in nature is encompassed in the laws of physics.

This project/research was supported by grant number FQXi-RFP-1822 from the Foundational Questions Institute and Fetzer Franklin Fund, a donor-advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.