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A group of securities, assets or anything else with similar characteristics. One may consider, for example, a universe of stocks in the same industry. Universes are useful when comparing one data point to others in order to maintain control over systematic factors.


In the world of investments, the word universe refers to a specific group or category of investments that share certain characteristics.

A universe might be the stocks that are included in a particular index, the stocks evaluated by a particular analytical service, or all the stocks in a particular industry.

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To try to explain away this and many other astounding cosmic "coincidences" that allow life to exist in our universe, some cosmologists have tried to find naturalistic alternatives to the beginning of the universe, other than it was designed by an intelligent being--a being that atheist scientists are trying to disavow.
In addition, the big bang theory has not yet told us a whole story for the origin and evolution of the universe with ninety-eight percent uncertainties of its composition.
It is hard to know what the universe really would be like if various constants were changed, even harder to know what forms life might take other than the carbon-based variety we are familiar with on Earth.
Gravitational effects of the birth of the universe and other extreme events can send distortions in space-time rippling outward as what scientists call gravitational waves.
The universe is ceaselessly chanting its call of Aura, and to catch a murmur of it is to wake up to a blissful reality.
Both of these gifts should be applied to the universe as God uses them, to support, assist, and defend the poor and weak.
Wilson calls it, and curiosity about the universe, are hard-wired into our species even as we know that natural selection is 'red in tooth and claw'.
Evolution" simply mean "change", but the theory of evolution is concerned with particular changes, especially the beginning of the universe, the beginning of life, the change of one species of life into another, and the beginning of the human race.
In all, Greene is far more enthusiastic and personable a physicist than most of us have been led to believe exists, and while he certainly makes ``The Elegant Universe'' entertaining, he even more miraculously makes sundry theories of the nature of the universe - issues with which scientists have been grappling for centuries - almost accessible.
And it just snapped a picture of the universe as an infant.
With each new scientific discovery -- how the sun produces light, how fast the universe is expanding, or how human genes differ only infinitesimally from those of other primates -- Swimme finds more clues about the nature of God.
The notion is spreading the principles embodied in quantum mechanics imply a central role for the human mind in determining the very nature of the universe.

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