Re: Evidence for the simulation argument

From: John M <>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 16:30:19 -0500

your starting the argument: "IF" the M-W-I(dea) is valid, it it seems to imply"...which is a bit shaky (what if not?) - the "law-like" is a breakable compromise between confro nting arguments. Do I read some denigration of the White Rabbit? (coming from a wide interpretation of "all possible")
Now to the meat of it:
have you ever tried to outline the 'mind' of the early hiominid to survive? Before Immanuel Kant and even the Mother Goddess? Maybe with some notion of the most advanced and best weaponry 'ever': the hand--ax? or the 'mind' of an amoeba?
Just asking questions in extension of ourselves.


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Stathis Papaioannou
  Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 8:46 PM
  Subject: Re: Evidence for the simulation argument
  SP wrote to BM:
  How so? The Many Worlds idea seems to imply that you survive no matter what. The consequences of natural selection obtain only within worlds which are law-like - and we're back to the white rabbit problem.

  You survive if a sufficiently close analogue of your mind survives. This can theoretically happen in many ways other than the obvious one (survival of your physical body): in parallel worlds, in a distant part of our own world if it is infinite in extent, in the Turing machine at the end of time. The white rabbit universes are a problem: since we don't observe them, maybe these theories are wrong, or maybe there is some other reason why we don't observe them.

  Stathis Papaioannou

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