Re: Contradiction. Was: Probability

From: A. Wolf <>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2008 13:13:36 -0500

> "Capable of supporting" implies some physical laws that connect an
> environment and sapient beings. In an arbitrary list universe, the
> occurrence of sapience might be just another arbitrary entry in the list
> (like Boltzman brains). And what about the rules of inference? Do we

This is true. What you're describing...a list of states, in a
sense...would be a teeny subset of all possible consistent universes,
though. It doesn't describe our own universe, for one example: there
is no "grand clock" that ticks down such that the universe can be
partitioned into states. :) I'd need to cover relativity to explain
why, but the universe isn't "sliceable" in the way you're suggesting
it is.


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