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  • n. Plural form of universe.


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  • And I realized that one of the things I love most about writing books set in other people's universes is that the audience and I have a shared perspective.

    Clone Wars 4 update

  • I propose that the parameters of physics not only change when a new universe is born, but undergo random diffusion even in universes which cannot initially reproduce.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Computer simulations show that some kind of life is possible in universes over a wide range of parameters.

    Victor Stenger: Did the Universe Come From Nothing?

  • Just the thought of our universe, being like a grain of sand in a sandy shore of universes, is enough to make me want to crawl back under the sheets.

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1131

  • John Crowley's Little, Big has shaped a lot of how I think about universes within universes, and the way Faery should interact with our world.

    Reading, Young and Old

  • Melko's use of parallel universes is the stuff of wonder and near the middle of the book it was a noticeable absence.

    REVIEW: The Walls of the Universe by Paul Melko

  • The number of universes is so large that some of the universes would have the “right” values of the parameters — and we are in one of those universes ....


  • BTW, keep thinking about how metaphysically a square can be a circle (in universes with geometries different than ours) and you might begin to understand why I believe no one can know the Truth.

    Darwin Strips Reality of Purpose?

  • Because the total number of pocket universes is unlimited, there are bound to be at least some that are not only inhabited, but populated by advanced civilisations – technological communities with enough computer power to create artificial consciousness.

    Dark Matter Can Enlighten Minds

  • Even if the number of universes is unlimited, it doesn't follow logically that some are populated by advanced civilizations.

    Dark Matter Can Enlighten Minds

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