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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 15 2005,11:23   

This blog post is about a cute new paper.


The medium (of the universe) is the message

You know we live in a post-modern world when even the serious academic articles start to smack of science fiction.

An article by Stephen Hsu of the University of Oregon and Anthony Zee of the University of California suggests that a putative creator of the universe could have encoded as many as 100,000 bits of information into variations in the cosmic background radiation merely by tuning the starting conditions. The article by Hsu and Zee on goes into much more technical detail. Science has a slightly easier summary blurb as well.

Finding a message in those bits might be a way to get Real Cosmic Intelligent Design, rather than David Heddle's vapid hypothesis-testing-without-a-distribution non sequitur.

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