Conjecture : The Theory of Everything is Embodied by Fundamental Replicators (Femes)


  • Thomas Bradley University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland



Fundamental Replicators , Femes, Computation, Evolutionary theory, Constructor theory


This paper conjectures that fundamental reality, taken to be an interacting system composed of discrete information, embodies replicating information structures called femes. These femes are posited to interact to cause the laws of physics. We therefore extend Universal Darwinism to propose the existence of four abstract replicators: femes, genes, memes, and temes. We firstly consider the problem of fine-tuning, and problems with current solutions. A detailed background section outlines key principles from physics, computation, evolutionary theory, and constructor theory. The conjecture is then provided in detail, along with five falsifiable predictions.


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How to Cite

Bradley, T. (2024). Conjecture : The Theory of Everything is Embodied by Fundamental Replicators (Femes). IPI Letters, 2(2), 19–35. (Original work published June 12, 2024)