While translating a scientific document, I came accross this sentence:
"Because one of these free parameters has essentially no influence on calculations of our current universe, Bojowald colludes that it cannot be used as a tool for back-calculating its value in the earlier universe before the Big Bounce."
I searched the meaning of the verb "to collude" through several internet resources, but couldn't get a sound meaning to explain this sentence. Could a valuable member of this forum help by explaining Bojowald's approach in other words? Any help will be highly appreciated.
I agree with Ray, unless astronomers feel guilty about calculating the universal constants in times before our own.
collude SYLLABICATION:col·ludePRONUNCIATION: k-ldINTRANSITIVE VERB:Inflected forms: col·lud·ed, col·lud·ing, col·ludes
To act together secretly to achieve a fraudulent, illegal, or deceitful purpose; conspire. ETYMOLOGY:Latin colldere : com-, com- + ldere, to play; see leid- in Appendix I. OTHER FORMS:col·luder —NOUN
Perhaps this is one for the conspiracy theorists?