RE: Why physical laws

From: Gilles HENRI <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 17:35:28 +0200

> I'm just skimming atthe moment, but the idea of " universes
>containing SAS apparently observing a environment without physical laws."
>seems absurd. How can a process occur, such as the process of observing,
>without athe necessary sequence appearing to obey laws?

James, here you assume that the conscious process derives from physical
laws, exactly what I support. In the "everything computable exists",
nothing prevents to generate Universes where conscious structures do exist,
but don't have a proper representation of their environment (which may not
exist at all..). That's just like producing fake images with computers.
What I fear is that these universes would be much more numerous than those
where conscious structures have
this proper representation, just as if you generate all possible images,
you will get
1) mostly non-interpretable images
2) interpretable images not corresponding to realistic situations (flying
elephants and so on...)
3) images corresponding to realistic situations.

with of course n(1)>>n(2)>>n(3)

But nature produces only type (3) images...

Received on Fri Jun 11 1999 - 08:34:35 PDT

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