Re: unlikely universes?

From: Wei Dai <>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 1998 11:23:36 -0800

Thanks for joining in the discussion. I agree that the universal prior is
a very important concept, but it is not clear how it should be applied in
the context of AUH. Should this distribution be used as the prior on
complete universes, partial histories of universes, or as I suggested
earlier regions of universes.

Even if we agree on what exactly the UP is a prior for, there is the
problem of how to use it to generate predictions. There seems to be some
difficulty with fitting the AUH into a bayesian framework.

It would be useful to have estimates of the UP of various objects so we
can get some intuition on it. For example what is the UP of the current
state of our universe? Of the complete history of our universe? Of a
typical human brain? Of an apple?
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