Re: Fwd: Why physical laws

From: Wei Dai <>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 15:07:36 -0700

On Tue, Jun 08, 1999 at 01:54:03AM -0400, wrote:
> To answer your question, I could say that, in my opinion, the real essence of
> the world is disorder. The world is becoming undone every Planck time and is
> also reconstituted every Planck Time, as James Higgo recently stated. What
> brings order to chaos is the fact that we can ONLY observe the portion of
> this many world which supports our existence, and this is precisely the
> portion where "per force" the physical laws exist for if they didn't we would
> not be around to observe the world.

Higgo and Levy, Do this thought experiment: consider a region of the
meta-universe that is exactly identical to ours, but where all of the
raindrops are shaped like elephants. If all regions are ruled by disorder,
then there must be many more regions where these kind of wierd things
happen then regions where they don't. Why are we not in such a region? Why
do we never observe apparent violations of physical law that do not
threaten our existence? It must be that most regions do follow
physical laws.
Received on Tue Jun 08 1999 - 15:09:04 PDT

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