Unification of the State with the Dynamical Law

  title={Unification of the State with the Dynamical Law},
  author={Lee Smolin},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  • L. Smolin
  • Published 12 January 2012
  • Physics
  • Foundations of Physics
We address the question of why particular laws were selected for the universe, by proposing a mechanism for laws to evolve. Normally in physical theories, timeless laws act on time-evolving states. We propose that this is an approximation, good on time scales shorter than cosmological scales, beyond which laws and states are merged into a single entity that evolves in time. Furthermore the approximate distinction between laws and states, when it does emerge, is dependent on the initial… 

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