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May 14, 2012

From: Reddit AMA

You mentioned existence of a model for galaxy formation being in the NKS domain. What other cosmological applications are you aware of in this vein, either published or being pursued?

I worked on cosmology and its relations to particle physics back in the late 1970s, long before that was fashionable… With my friend Rocky Kolb, I even mentioned inflation in a footnote to a paper before it had officially been invented, saying that I thought it was implausible…

There are some really interesting cosmological implications of the kinds of network-based models of physics that I discuss in the NKS book. For example, one gets around needing inflation to explain homogeneity, in effect because the universe starts much higher dimensional than it ends up.

See e.g.–cosmology/

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