Re: we can only exist in a world which is large enough to evolve us

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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 09:51:23 -0800

Higgo, James, <>, writes:
> There are no 'backwards in time regions' - the entire universe is as much
> backward in time as it is forward in time. You really need to read Huw
> Price. And Deutsch, to understand that what we perceive as the flow of
> time is just one of many relationships between different universes.

I have read Deutsch, and I will look at Huw Price's book. However I must
say after reading his web page at
that I was not happy to read:

: But if we are to avoid the double standard fallacy, we need to consider
: time symmetrically, and take seriously the possibility that the arrow
: of time may reverse when the universe recollapses into a "big crunch."

When I know that someone is leading up to an absurd conclusion like
this one, it is hard for me to read him with an open mind.

I still don't see how the Anthropic Principle forbids universes with a
mixture of forwards- and backwards-time regions. As long as we evolve in
a forwards-time area we should be protected from backwards-time effects.
But once we look out into new regions we should expect to see some where
time is running backwards, if all that prevented it was the AP.

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