[Quantum theory] ITT we send the next poster to a parallel universe and they tell us about it [go] (468)

180 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6754 22:43

>>179 Over 95% of the universe's available hydrogen was converted to helium and heavier elements in the first hundred million years after the Big Bang, making hydrogen, and therefore water, exceedingly rare in this universe. Life as we know it never evolved. Tens of billions of years into the existence of this universe, with its bloated, dim red suns and sterile dusty rockball planets, fragile and delicate life based on the unique properties of liquid helium did occasionally evolve in a few appropriately sheltered locales, always of course unable to tolerate temperatures higher than a fraction of one degree Kelvin. Occasionally this life eventually achieved intelligence, in the sense that they were able to perceive themselves and their environments and solve problems that arose, but never left the shelter of its cold rocky worlds far from their primaries, never made complex tools, never indeed even developed in the numbers for complex societies or civilizations to develop. And not much changed between then and the heat death of that particular universe, at the age of only thirty or forty billion years.

>>181, what's it like in the universe where Westphalian sovereignty remained the central concept of international law through the 20th and 21st Centuries?

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