Foundations of Science

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 369–373 | Cite as

Possible Implications of the Quantum Theory of Gravity: An Introduction to the Meduso-Anthropic Principle

  • Louis CraneEmail author


If we assume that the constants of nature fluctuate near the singularity when a black hole forms (assuming, also, that physical black holes really do form singularities) then a process of evolution of universes becomes possible. We explore the implications of such a process for the origin of life, interstellar travel, and the human future.


Quantum gravity Evolution Anthropic principle Black holes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentKSUManhattanUSA

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