From New Scientist:
How many ways are there to arrange 128 balls?
Now Stefano Martiniani of the University of Cambridge and his colleagues have found a clever way around the problem. They say there are 10^250 ways to arrange 128 jammed spheres – far more than the 10^80 atoms in the universe. So how did they do it? More.
So were some choices made when the universe came to exist?
See also: Copernicus, you are not going to believe who is using your name. Or how.
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