We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
From the article:
“I find these ideas very speculative – to say the least,” says theorist Prof Claus Kiefer of the University of Cologne in Germany. He doubts even the starting point for Smolin’s argument for the reality of time: “There is no evidence whatsoever that new universes are born inside black holes.”
I have not heard that the Wheeler-DeWitt approach has predicted something new that has been verified, to test it. Granted, this is not my field of expertise, but I do think I'd have heard some news about it if it had.
If I were Sheldon Cooper and I had a 3D printer, I would print an solid replica of an Audemars Piguet Grande (list: $741,000), with the full color palette and a shinny clear final coat and I would give them away to anyone that could wear them where individuals were wearing the real thing. I'd ask them to wear short sleeve shirts or otherwise make sure that the wrist adornment was seen.
If asked, I want them to say, "twenty bucks at Sears".